In Memoriam

Katherine Louise Powell
Class of 1957
Katherine Louise Powell

Katherine Louise Powell, 71, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010.

Katherine was an accomplished musician and served in music ministry for twenty-seven years both at Beth Messiah Synagogue and Open Door Chapel. Her faith filled her with wonder in creation, the universe, nature and science. She ever sought new knowledge in God and these things He made.

Katherine wrote beautiful poetry and was an avid dancer. She enjoyed Classics Plus Round Dance and Square Dance with the Thalia Thumpers, and she had many dance friends.

She worked for The Christian Broadcasting Network for five years and for the City of Virginia Beach for over eighteen years. She was dedicated to her job and close to the many friends she worked with.

Katherine had empathy with people, was a peaceful, positive thinker, and had a love for animals.

She was pre-deceased by her father, Dr. Stanley H. Powell, and mother, Alice Marie Reinecke Powell.

She is survived by her son, Mark Lee Badger; grandchildren, Andrew Badger, Stuart Badger and Charlotte Badger; brothers, Stanley Powell, Thomas Powell, and James Powell; and nephew, Lucas Powell.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd Chapel, with Pastor Doug Ross officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg, VA. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 25, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Snellings Funeral Home on Portsmouth Blvd.