Kathryn “Kathy” Ann Merrick, 68, of Union passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at her residence. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Union Baptist Church on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00pm.
Kathy was born on April 10, 1951, in Prairie City, Oregon to Robert and Louise (Voigt) Hiatt. She resided in Fox, OR; Baker, OR; Klamath Falls, OR; Mt. Vernon, OR; Hermiston, OR and Union, OR. She attended Long Creek Elementary and high schools. She then went on to Eastern Oregon State College. She married Steve Merrick on June 16, 1973, at the Long Creek Community Church.
Kathy was a substitute teacher in various school districts. She enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, quilting handwork, and doing assorted crafts.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Steve; son, Paul Merrick (Terra) of Gladstone, MO; daughter, Amy McCants (Ken) of Union, OR; sisters, Mary Bennett of John Day, OR and Donna Esser of La Grande, OR; brother, Bob Hiatt of La Grande, OR; 6 grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Louise, brother-in-law, John Esser, father-in-law, Leroy Merrick and mother-in-law, Jean Merrick.