REMEMBERING
KATE BRIGGS

1934 - 2010
Catherine "Kate" Mae Briggs, age 76, of Cadillac Michigan, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2010 in Biloxi, Mississippi Ms. Briggs retired as a teacher after 30 years at Cadillac Michigan Junior High School.
She was a sponsor for the cheerleading and yearbook staff, Teacher of the Year, and enjoyed stitching, reading, traveling, genealogy, and volunteering. For the past 15 years, Ms Briggs and Shirley Davis have spent the winters on the MS Gulf Coast and volunteered countless hours at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, American Red Cross and Gulfport Police Department. She was a member of the Michigan Education Association, National Education Association, Mayflower Society, and Stitches Guild. She is survived by her sisters, Jackie Ferney of Lake Dallas, TX, Virginia Horton of Grand Rapids, MI; and lifelong friend, Shirley Davis of Cadillac, Michigan and Biloxi, MS; and many nieces and nephews.

Anyone wishing to add a few words of remembrance, as a tribute to Kate,

can email it to  wegoin@gmail.com

Kate was a wealth of knowledge which she shared with everyone.  She will be missed by a fellow genealogist.   Judy
AS TO KATE, SHE WAS SUCH A SWEET LADY, I HAD CALLED HER A COUPLE OF TIMES AND SHE WAS SO GREAT ABOUT HELPING ME.  SHE IS UP IN HEAVEN GIVING THOSE FOLKS A LESSON IN LEAVING A HISTORICAL TRAIL SO SHE COULD OF FOUND THEM DOWN HERE.  THEY WILL LEARN TO LATE, BUT MAYBE IT WILL HELP THE REST OF US TO LOOK HARDER. 
SHE WAS SO SPECIAL.,  NANCY


I met Kate about 12 years ago.  She was a great help to me and was one of the founders of Cadillac Area genealogical Society (now WGO) she spent many hours going to the Township meetings to get an o-k to do the cemetery books and transcribing all their burial permits etc.,  at the Court House and the actual reading of the stones at cemetery’s.  When I suggested we sell our Cemetery Books she was the first to say “let’s go for it”.  Kate always encouraged us to keep looking for our family and not to be discouraged.  Oh yah “and don’t use abbreviations”.  She did our first (as WGO)  workshop with “Beginning Genealogy” it was great and I really learned a lot.  I never got tired of taking her seminars. I always say “If I had a teacher like her when I was in school my parents wouldn’t have had complaints about my English grades”.

I, as all who knew her, will miss her soooo much.     Marilyn


I also had the privilege of attending a few of Kate's seminar's and while I learned so much from her, I was always amazed at the knowledge this woman possessed.     RIP Kate...      We miss you...     Diane


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