Kathryn Ann Romero, beloved mother, sister, grandmother, and friend, passed away on January 18, 2024, at the age of 74 in Dayton, Texas. She was born on January 29, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio to Leo Walter Aungst and Zelma Irene Stark Aungst.
Throughout her life, Kathryn dedicated herself to caring for others. She worked as a caregiver in healthcare industry and was known for her compassion and kindness towards those in need. Prior to her career in healthcare, Kathryn taught home economics and also worked at the Gulf Oil Corporation and in the telecommunications field. She even owned her own establishment called The Louisianna Club.
Kathryn had a passion for various interests that brought her joy throughout her life. She loved watching British TV shows and cheering for the Houston Astros. However, one of her greatest passions was cooking. She took great pride in supervising every aspect of chores were done just right - which is to say, her way.
Kathryn will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her warm smile and caring nature touched the lives of many. She leaves behind cherished memories that will be carried on by her surviving family members.
She is survived by her loving children Cheryl Scaroborough, Chrissy Taylor and her fiance' David Henigan, Toni Taylor and Robert Chenall. Kathryn was a doting grandmother to Shellie Ferguson, Savannah McCollum, Stevie Ferguson, Jorja Rae Caldwell, Lindsey Isbell and her husband Brody, Shelby Martin and her husband Justin, Kourtney Bearden and her husband David, Traci Chenall and Xavier Chenall. She also celebrated being a great-grandmother to Zeah, Aurora, Payton, Aubree, Cole, Keely, Hailey, Megan, Greyson, Annabelle, Abel, Arlo, Preston, and Kacen.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Kathryn's memory will be cherished by her siblings, Tom "Tinker" Aungst and his wife Valorie, Gerald "Butch" Aungst, and Rikki Bridges. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends who were all touched by her love and kindness.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a great-grandchild Aubrey Isbell and her sister Debra Marshall.
While we mourn the loss of Kathryn Ann Romero, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she lived. Her legacy of love and compassion will continue to inspire us all. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.