Catherine "Katie Dee" Miles Whitehead died July 30, 2012, at the age of 92 in Aurora, Colo.
Mrs. Whitehead lived in Oakhurst for 50 years.
She was born Feb. 2, 1920 in Los Angeles to Edward B. and Emma P. Nelson.
Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker and worked in retail and as a bank officer in the 1940s.
She enjoyed golf, travel, and spending time on the Rafter Eleven ranch. She also served two terms on the Madera County School Board in the 1960s.
Mrs. Whitehead was preceded in death by husband Guilford Whitehead of Oakhurst.
She is survived by sons Tim Dee and wife Joanne of Oro Valley, Ariz., and Miles Dee and wife Jane of Aurora, Colo.; granddaughter Kristy Smith and husband Roy of Asheville, N.C.; grandson Ryan Dee and wife Lauren; and great-grandchildren Holton and Ellen Dee of Bozeman, Mont.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at Total Long Term Care in Aurora, Colo.
Remembrances may be made in her name to a favorite charity.