(1921 – 1986)
Industrious, efficient, and dedicated best describe Catherine Danielly Kitchens. If there ever was a person who loved her work, valued her friends, and treasured her family, it was Catherine. Her friends and coworkers always knew when they needed help with any problem or project, she was ready, willing, and able to assist in any situation.
Catherine was a native of Clay County, Alabama. She graduated from Clay County High School in Ashland in 1938. She attended Massey Business School in Birmingham, Alabama, and started working with the Alabama Extension Service as Secretary to Mr. F. M. White in 1943. Mr. White was the second County Agent to serve in Clay County.
Catherine had many friends in Clay County who will remember her and her dedication to the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. In 1968, she retired from the Extension Service and joined her husband, William A. Kitchens, in the Insurance business.
Catherine died January 15, 1986, after an extended illness, and was buried in Memory Gardens, Ashland, Alabama. She was survived by her husband and three sisters.
As a lasting tribute to her life and work, the name of Catherine Danielly Kitchens is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 305