WALBOMKathryn Mary Hemingway Walbom, 68, of Florence, returned to God’s Garden on Oct. 20, 2017, while surrounded by family.

Kathryn (Kathy) was born to Robert Walter and Mary Edith Catmull Hemingway on June 30, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Kathryn was one of the original 1967 Flower Children who went to San Francisco with flowers in her hair. She spent the span of her career as a horticultural and occupational therapist, passionately serving the elderly and the differently-abled.

She had a passion for gardening, an eye for beauty, collected things that made her happy, and a soft heart for anyone or anything that needed her.

She is survived by her hus- band of 46 years, Kregg Walbom, and their children: Mary Shalome Orton (Troy) and Christian Shawn Walbom; and her five grandchildren: Aspen, Megan and Bryton Orton, and Tallyn and Deryck Walbom; and her siblings: Richard (Wendy) Hemingway, David (Nancy) Hemingway and Sharlene Hemingway (Steve Horvath).

A celebration of her life will be held Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lone Peak Park in the indoor pavilion at 10600 South 700 East in Sandy, Utah. 

People are encouraged to wear bright colors to help reflect the joy found both in Kathy’s life and the flowers of her garden.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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