Katholeen Dalrymple, 97 - June 03, 2013Katholeen “Kaye” Noreen Dalrymple, 97, of Gothenburg passed away Monday, June 3, 2013, at Gothenburg.
A visitation will take place on Thursday, June 6, at Blasé-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg from 1 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the American Lutheran Church of Gothenburg with the Rev. Tom Wilson officiating. Burial will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Dalrymple was born Jan. 20, 1916, at her family home on the “round barn place” southwest of Gothenburg. She was the second of four children born to Harry and Rose (Sylvan) Hiles. As a small child, she became a baptized child of God.
At an early age she developed a life-long passion for the hills south of Gothenburg, and as a youngster, she regularly rode her horse the five miles south from town to check the cows at pasture. Taking a ride to the farm and pasture remained one of her favorite things to do until well into her 90’s, according to family members.
She attended Gothenburg schools and graduated with the Class of 1933. She also attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln until the economics of the Depression years no longer allowed. She then moved to Denver and attended Barnes Business School. It was there that she met “William” Glenn Dalrymple. The couple were united in marriage on June 20, 1937. To this union, three sons were born.
During the war years, she and her husband lived in California while he served with the U.S. Naval Intelligence. After the war, his position with the Coors Brewing Company led them to Denver and Greeley, CO, Phoenix, AZ, and Albuquerque, NM. Their home was always open to friends, family and business acquaintances from “back home” whether in the area on business, attending school or just vacationing, said family.
Dalrymple was a woman of many talents. She was an excellent markswoman and member of the Denver Police Department’s Pistol Team. She was a great cook and hostess, planning and preparing dinner parties for Coors business events, family members said. She was an artist, an accomplished seamstress, a Toastmistress and a savvy business woman as well.
Fishing was a favorite pastime, especially trout fishing in the streams of the Colorado mountains. She enjoyed Western programs and crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader, family said. What she truly enjoyed was a good cup of coffee and a visit with a relative or friend, and family was her delight.
After the death of her husband in 1969, she returned to Gothenburg and, in 1976, moved to her childhood home, where she passed away.
Dalrymple was preceded in death by: her parents, Harry and Rose Hiles; a sister, Patricia (Marvin) Stickleman; brother, James Hiles.
Survivors include: her sons—Jim (Connie L.), W. Glenn and Dan Dalrymple, all of Gothenburg; her sister, Rosemarie (Walter) Kampfe of Gothenburg; former daughter-in-law, Connie Dalrymple of Gothenburg, grandchildren—JD (Kellie) Dalrymple of Lincoln, Matthew Dalrymple of Gothenburg and Sonja Dalrymple and family of Grand Island; a great-grandson, Keegan Dalrymple of Lincoln; step-grandchildren—Chad (Shellie) Stull of Central City, Corey Stull of Milford and Cressy Daharsh of Gothenburg; 12 step-great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Ave. G, Gothenburg, NE 69138; Central Plains Hospice, P.O. Box 108, Cozad, NE 69130; and the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 10th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.