AMESBURY, MA - Katie Ann Ketchen, age 31, of Amesbury, passed unexpectedly at her home on Monday afternoon, February 19, 2018.
She was born in Newburyport on July 20, 1986, daughter of Deborah (Doucette) Ketchen of Merrimac and Mark Ketchen of Amesbury, and was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, class of 2004.
Katie worked as a server in the local area, and spent several years working and snowboarding in South Lake Tahoe, California. In the past few years, Katie helped in the care of her ill grandmother.
She will always be remembered for her charming personality, her sense of humor and wit, her infectious smile, adventurous nature, and caring ways.
Our hearts are broken, the pain of losing you is unbearable, but the precious gift of the wonderful memories you have shared, can never be taken away from those who loved you so dearly.
In addition to her mother and her father, Katie leaves behind her brother, Mark Ketchen Jr., and girlfriend, Christina Schneider; her sister, Christine Ketchen; a nephew and two nieces, Gavin, Ella and Paityn; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 p.m. Burial will be private for the family. Donations in her memory may be made to the Katie Ann Ketchen Memorial Fund, c/o Pentucket Bank, 120 Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac.
Published on February 25, 2018