Katherine Elizabeth (LeFevre) Gatewood
Katherine Elizabeth (LeFevre) Gatewood passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022.
Mrs. Gatewood was a life-long resident of Newport News who celebrated her 100th birthday in May 2022. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1939 and was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where she had many friends who stayed in touch with her even after she became a long-term resident of the James River Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Gatewood enjoyed the company of her friends and relatives. Knitting was more than a pastime, it was her passion. She often gifted her work to friends, family, and her care team at the long-term care facility. She enjoyed a good joke and her laughter was a mark of appreciation.
Mrs. Gatewood was predeceased by Robert Tyler “Bobby” Gatewood, her husband of 31 years. She is survived by her two sons: Robert Tyler Gatewood, Jr. and Christine Gatewood of Wilmington NC; and John William “Bill” Gatewood and Blanche Gatewood of Virginia Beach, VA. She had one grandson, Robert Tyler “Bob” Gatewood and Annie Gatewood and two great granddaughters, Julia Ware Gatewood and Ellis Anne Gatewood of Harpswell, ME, and New York, NY.
Her funeral service will be held at 12pm, on Friday, August 12, 2022, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the interment taking place in Peninsula Memorial Park.