Kathryn Marie Paris

BETHEL, MN. – Kathryn Marie Paris, 57, of Bethel, MN (formerly Gwinn) died from complications of Early Onset Alzheimer’s and pneumonia on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East of Cambridge, MN.

She was born on April 5, 1956 in Denver, CO, daughter of Diehl and Marlys (Peterson) Pickett. She married James P. Paris on March 17, 1978.

Kathryn worked as a para-professional at Crossroads School District 15 of St. Francis, MN.

She enjoyed working outdoors, gardening, supporting her sons’ artistic and musical ventures, baking, a good cup of coffee, a glass of wine, motorcycle rides with her husband, good music and fun conversations. She loved being around and working with children.

She is survived by her husband James P. Paris of Bethel, MN (formerly Gwinn); two sons Terell Paris of Minneapolis and Justin Paris of New York City; parents Diehl and Marlys Pickett of Gwinn; siblings Dawn (Mark) Washatka, of Appleton WI, James (Letty) Pickett of Colorado Springs, CO, and Ronald (Katharine) Pickett, of Appleton, WI; nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home in Cambridge, MN.