‘Katmandu’: 1959-2015

Kathryn Suzanne (David) Brand  “Katmandu” was born in Inglewood, CA  August 10, 1959.  She passed away February 28, 2015 in Bishop, CA .   Kathryn lived most of her life in Lone Pine and was a member of the Lone Pine Paiute/Shoshone Tribe.  She was able to spend her last years in Big Pine, close to her children and grandchildren.


Kathryn enjoyed life to the fullest.  She could always tell a good joke, making everyone laugh.  She was very loving, kind hearted and willing to help wherever help was needed.  She enjoyed spending time with her grand children , playing everything from board games to video games, to drawing pictures of them.  Drawing was the favorite of her many talents.  She loved being around people and meeting new friends.  She was known for making her stew and homemade tortillas.  She also lived to pick sage and was always giving.  Her smile, laughter and generosity will truly be missed.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, LaVerne Bellas and Stewart David, grandparents Leon Belles and Katherine Hacket.  Aunt Ruth Bellas, Uncle Russell Sheppard, cousin Evelyn Sheppard.  And Brother Neil Stone.

Kathryn is survived by her long time companion of 17 years James R. “Jim” Williams.  Sister Barbara David and brother Marty David.  Son Doyle Spratt and daughter-in-law Gina Peterson.  Daughter Denay Shaw and son-in-law Arlo Thomas.  Granddaughters Hai-wee Mason and Anahkee Mason.  Grandson Nathan Shaw.  Aunt Marie Bellas.  Foster sisters Gina Jones and Ramona Jones.  Also  numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and life long friends.

Services will be held Saturday, March 14th at 11 a.m. at the Allen Spoonhunter Memorial Gym in Big Pine.




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