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Kathryn Wilson

April 16, 1921 — November 12, 2021

Kathryn (Kay/Katy) Cave Wilson, 100, left to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, November 12, 2021.

Kathryn was born in Callaway County near Dixie, Missouri, on April 16, 1921. She was the seventh of fourteen children born to Marcellus Weber and Beulah Corley Cave. Kathryn attended Cave School for the lower grades and graduated from New Bloomfield High School.  After high school, Kathryn attended Warrensburg Teachers College in Columbia, Missouri and returned to the Cave School as a teacher.  Kathryn married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth W. Wilson on April 9, 1942, in San Luis Obispo, California, one of many posts where Ken was stationed while in the Army.   

After completing Ken’s tour of duty, Kathryn and Ken headed to California to begin their life together.  On their way, they stopped in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and fell in love with the state they decided to call home.  Kathryn spent many years in the food brokerage business and was an avid outdoorswoman, gardener, and reader.  She enjoyed playing bridge and regularly bested her children and grandchildren at gin rummy. She was a devoted Nana to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and had a passion for the arts and culture of New Mexico.   

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Kathryn was preceded in death by her siblings Hattie J. Lock, Adrian J. Cave, Edna P. Schreen, Mary Elizabeth Cave, William L. Cave, Woodrow W. Cave, Rubye V. Starks, John R. Cave, Helen Leet, Marcellus W. Cave, Jr., and Beulah Belle McCubbin.

Kathryn is survived by her daughters and their spouses, Donna Sue (Ben) Sisk, and Kathy Wilson (Steve) Bolner; grandchildren Jonn Bogart, Wendi Bogart, Erin (Paul) Sisk, Stephen (Katie) Bolner, and J.D. Bolner; great-grandchildren Isabella (Monte) Oddo, Adyleigh Bogart, Barrett Bolner and Emma Kate Bolner; two siblings Norma Jean Dozier of Dallas and Andy Ray Cave of New Bloomfield, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. 

The family would also like to give special mention to her extraordinary caregiver, Pat Lee, her hospice team of Melissa, Christy and Patsy, and her amazing village on Freeman Avenue. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  To share a remembrance of Kathryn or offer condolences to her family, please visit  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to 

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