Kathryn Denise Ferdinand
Kathryn Denise Ferdinand, 60, Canton, SD, went home to her Lord Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls.
Memorial Services will be held in California at a later date.
Kathryn Denise Irish was born May 29, 1955, in San Jose, CA, to Robert and Phila (Cameron) Thomas. She was raised and educated in California. Kathryn married Jeff Ferdinand and the couple had two children. In 2010, Kathryn moved to Canton, SD to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She loved to attend all of their games and activities.
Kathryn was really a mother to everyone and welcomed all of her children’s friends into her home. She was their room-mother, their coach and all-around inspiration to everyone she worked with and brought out the best in them. Kathryn became the first female All-Star coach of a team of ball players that no-one else wanted. The team went on to win the entire season.
Kathryn is survived by her children, Roslynn (Tim) Hilliard and John (Celeste) Ferdinand , both of Canton, SD; three grandchildren, Jacob, Jordan, and Taylyr; and three siblings, twin sister-Karen Carter, Elk Grove, CA, Linda Dowley, Woodland CA, and Jay (Pam) Irish, Livermore, CA.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents.