Katherine Elaine Dronett, 79, of Orange, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Golden Years in Orange.

     Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, the 18th at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Mr. Dale Lee of Cowboy Church of Orange County will officiate.

     Visitation will be 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

     Katherine was born April 1, 1928, in Port Arthur to Alvin and Hallie (Capps) Wukasch.

     Katherine loved the outdoors and enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Hallie Wukasch; husband of 34 years Tommy Dronett; two sisters, Hallie Hamilton and Helen Wilson.

     She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Dronett of Orange; grandchildren, Floyd Jordan III and Jennifer Cox; great grandchildren, Kelsey Jordan, Sydney Savoie, Bailey Manning and Collin Cox.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Glenn Hamilton, Richard Kain, Guy Broussard, Carl Malish, Darrell Boullion and Chester Broussard.