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Kathleen "Kath" Bernadette DeLong

Obituary for Kathleen "Kath" Bernadette DeLong

November 14, 1936 - December 18, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 81


Mrs. Kathleen "Kath" Bernadette DeLong passed away peacefully in the Kindred Hospice on December 18, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 81. A consummate mother and homemaker, Kathleen was an excellent cook and she enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. A talented craftswoman, she enjoyed making and hand painting wooden Christmas decorations and birdhouses and she loved to explore the Internet keeping up on the world's current events and gossip.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Larry R. DeLong; her son, Dale James Head, Florida, daughter Caron Suzanne Kiley and husband Daniel John Kiley, daughter Jennifer Ruth Orlando, Ohio. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Veronica Nicole Kiley and Arden Orlando. She is preceded in death by her son, Duane Anthony Head in 2013, North Carolina, and her granddaughter Kelly Head.

Kathleen was born on November 14, 1936, in the County of Borough of Salford, United Kingdom, the daughter of James and Catherine Nugent. Mrs. DeLong was united in marriage to the love of her life, Larry Roy DeLong on November 15, 1968, in Columbus, Ohio. They were married for 49 memorable years.
Kathleen had an unwavering faith in God. A military wife, she stood by her husband's side as they traveled the world during his 28-year military career. Her children remember her as a loving mother who encouraged them to pursue their dreams and goals. She was loved and will be missed greatly.

There will be a graveside service celebrating her life scheduled for 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Kathleen's life. The family would like to thank the caregivers at Kindred Hospice and University Hospital for their care and dedication. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to your favorite charity.

I Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

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