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Katherine McQueen

December 22, 1949 — January 19, 2024

Katherine (Kate) Elizabeth McQueen passed peacefully on Friday morning of January 19. Kate was born and raised in the beautiful city of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

From an early age, Katherine blessed the world with her many talents, from starting ballet at the age of 6 and continuing to dance her whole life to pursuing a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. With her degree, she went on to become a successful pioneer in her career, becoming one of the very first women in computer programming in New York. After some time, Katherine decided to take a new path, and she moved back south and settled in the quiet town of Cohutta, Georgia. From there on, she began to bless countless others with her beautiful mind as she shared her knowledge as a teacher with other students. Her most notable experiences were being a teacher at Bradley-Central High School and Cleveland State University. As brilliant as Katherine's mind was, nothing shown brighter than her beautiful heart. It is impossible to distinguish what Katherine's heart loved more, the animals and nature in her life or the people surrounding her. She was always willing to take in animals in need and donate resources to help those she could not actively help. Her love for her friends, neighbors, and colleagues was bright, as she never failed to make them smile and laugh, even in the darkest of times.

She will be reunited with her brother, John McQueen; her sister, Rose McQueen Baxter; her mother, Margret McQueen; and her father, Steve McQueen, as well as her dogs and cats, who have since passed on.

Katherine survived by her loving friends Kathy, Bo, Bernie, Faye, Jerry, and Matt, as well as her other surrounding neighbors, special friends, and family and colleagues.

There will be no service held for Katherine. We ask if you are able, please donate to a local animal shelter or local nonprofit to honor Kate in a way that she would love. Katherine, you will be deeply missed by all of us.


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