Kathleen was the youngest of four children and shared many memories of her wonderful childhood growing up in a very happy family in England. She was raised in the Lutheran faith and then converted to LDS upon marriage to Edgar Alfred Cater in October, 1940, after a long courtship.
Kathleen completed her schooling in Coventry and went to art school and became a talented artist, but pursued a career in pharmacy, employed by a chemist lab, before and during WWII.
Edgar joined the British Army after World War II broke out and served until the end of that war. Kathleen and her son lived with her parents during the war, surviving the terrible bombing and blitz of Coventry . After the war they relocated to Wimbledon, England until emigrating to the United Stated in 1947. Flying across the Atlantic and arriving in New York by train to Vineyard, Utah, a whistlestop, mom took one step off the train and said “We are going back to England.” 1949 went back to England, but soon came back to the states on the “Queen Mary” settling in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they operated restaurant businesses: Ed’s Congress Coffee Shop, Sahara Club and the Art Barn. Kathleen divorced in 1957. She worked for Brattens, Makoffs Tea Room, finally Little America Coffee Shop as a hostess until she retired at age 83. She worked at Little America for 23 years. Kathleen truly loved America, but her heart remained in Great Britain , a British subject until her death and living through two world wars.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, James, Alfred and George.
She is survived by her only child (obviously spoiled) Roger Edgar Cater(Lynne) Saint George, Utah, 2 grandsons, Roger Winston Cater(Natalie) of Cottonwood Heights, Bryan Christopher Cater(Cathie) West Valley City. Four great-grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, Hailey and Geri and special friends Barbara A Cater, Murray, Utah, Josephine Rich, Sherman Oaks California and many others. She will be sorely missed by her dog, Kate who took up most of her bed and left mom with a small place to sleep. Rocky, her llasha apso, preceded her in death but had a very special place in her heart. She will truly be missed. Her great sense of humor and her strong English accent, she had until she passed away. She loved the Salt Lake City night life and would go with her friends in the evening to dance. She moved to St. George after retiring in 1995 to live with her son and daughter. McMillan Mortuary