Mary Kathleen Hyatt, 65, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007 in Abilene. Her memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 11 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 HWY 277 South with inurnment following in Elmwood Memorial Park.
On March 4, 1942, Mary Kathleen was born to Herbert and Genevieve Horn of Norwalk, Connecticut, the oldest of three children. While growing up in Norwalk, she met and fell in love with her childhood sweetheart, Robert Alan Hyatt, whom she married on February 11, 1961. Bob and Kathy had three children, Debbie, Ron, and Lori. Kathy was a smart, beautiful woman whose greatest pleasure came from making a home for her family. She raised her three children, grandbabies, and the children of family friends. Her door was always open and her home full of love. She knew everything. She also loved animals, and if it were not for Bob, she would have had a zoo. Kathy was also an amazing cook who always had the kitchen smelling good. Both she and her cooking will be missed by her family, friends and so many others.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Bob Hyatt of Abilene; her three children, Debbie Lyn Hyatt and friend, Gary Kalmus of Abilene, Ronald Curtis and wife Cherie of Sanger, and Lori Jean Todd and husband Pete of Abilene; one brother, Glenn Horn of Jacksonville, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Ashley Hyatt, Amber, Robert Travis Todd, and Jennifer Calderon; and special friends, Betty Dave Rae of Abilene.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hendrick Hospice Care, 1682 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79601 or West Texas Rehabilitation Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Texas 79605.
My love, prayers, and condolences to all of your family. I did not know Kathy other than through the loving conversation and emails of her friends, Bill and Joan Stevenson. I sense that I have missed much, and that your family and friends were enormously blessed by the gift of Kathy. I pray peace for you all. Donna
Donna GolderCrestline, CA
My condolences to the Hyatt family. Kathy was a wonderfull and cheerfull friend,growing up in the cranbury section of Norwalk ct
Fred KishFairfield, CT
Im sorry I couldnt be there with all of you. Much love to Uncle Bob, Debbie, Ron and Lori. Aunt Kathleen will be missed.
Denise HornBoston, MA
Bob and Family,
My condolences to you and your family on the loss of Kathy.
I never met her in person but she has been my email buddy for a few years. I have enjoyed all of her notes to me as we got to know each other and will miss hearing from her. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Shelly WisniewskiNorwalk, CT
Kathleen will be greatly missed. I will never forget each Christmas as a child. She would always send me a special gift and I always opened her gift first. She was a wonderful aunt who always made us feel loved.
To her family, I wish you all Peace. Much much love, Michelle Horn, Todd, Hayden, and Collin Atchison
Michelle, Todd, Hayden, and Collin AtchisonGreensboro, NC
Bob and Family, I didnt know Kathy for long, but i loved her from the first time i met her, she was a loving, caring and beautiful woman, she will be greatly missed. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the upcoming months.
Cherry BranchAbilene,, TX