Mary Kathryn Keegan, 66, of Orange, passed away April 9, at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Tom Phelan officiating. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

A memorial gathering will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, with a wake service beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Lafayette, La., Nov. 10, 1948, she was the daughter of David Ottis Barrow and Frances Stromer Barrow. Kathy was a member of the Diocesan Stewardship Council, a longtime volunteer for CASA and Shangri La and a member of the board of directors-Programs for Human Services. Kathy enjoyed gardening and was an avid bird watcher. She loved everyone, but her family was most important in her life. She never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Ed Keegan; daughter, Suzie Tarpley and husband, Jack of Santa Fe; son, Patrick Keegan and wife, Lindsey of Nederland; granddaughter, Gracie Tarpley; sisters-in-law, Mary Keegan, Kathleen Keegan and Frances Keegan and her “sisters”, Dana Willis, Pam Hall, Debbie Font, Pat Papania, Jocelyn Raimer and Marsha Marshall.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like to honor Kathy’s generosity and charitable personality by having memorial contributions made to the charity of your choice.