Katherine Theresa Hays Treece
KATHERINE THERESA HAYS-TREECE, age 93, of Little Rock, AR, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 6, 2017, in Golden Valley, MN of natural causes. She was a genteel product of the Old South. A happy and successful wife, mother, and homemaker, she was born in Dallas, TX on December 13, 1923 to the late Patrick Herkles Hays and Sallie Mae Sullenberger-Hays-Cruce. She grew up in Little Rock and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1942. She also attended the University of Arkansas where she was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and met the love of her life, Bobby Gerald Treece of Fayetteville. They married in 1948 and she supported her husband’s career first in New York City and then in Chicago. After retirement in 1994, they returned to their beloved Little Rock.
Katherine was a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, the Upper Room Sunday School class, and AARP Chapter 34. She enjoyed reading, social activities, line dancing with The Inspirations ensemble, traveling, playing bridge, and most of all spending time with her family.
She will be remembered as a sweet and courteous woman who was loved by all. She was always polite and kind to everyone she met. Despite her many years in the north, she was always proud of her Arkansas roots, which began in the early 1800’s.
Katherine is survived by three of her children: William R. Treece of Hollywood, FL, Alan H. (Ann L.) Treece of Plymouth, MN, and Katherine L. Treece of Minneapolis, MN. Additionally, she is survived by daughter-in-law Polly Treece of Bixby, OK and grandchildren, Brian, Brad, Michael, Bobby, Adam, and Margaret Treece, and Angela Aldritt and three great grandchildren. Awaiting her in heaven are her husband Bobby Gerald Treece, son, James H. Treece and sister, Patricia L. McGehee.
A funeral service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock with Rev. Lynn Lindsey officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, AR.
Memorials may be made to the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Little Rock. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
"Katherine was a lovely lady who will be missed by all those who knew her.
Nancy Pullen & David PreussM"
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"Rest in Peace Dear Katherine. I remember the good times we had dancing in the Inspirations. I am sorry I lost touch with you this last year due to my own ill health.I always remember what a sweet,kind lady you were.
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