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Obituary for Katherine (Kate) Rachael Ferro

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Katherine (Kate) Rachael Ferro

August 8, 1920 - September 3, 2014

Our loving mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on September 3, 2014, at The Legacy House, Ogden.
Kate was born August 8, 1920 and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is the daughter of Mike and Angelina Sara.
She married Anthony Ferro on June 1, 1939 and had three boys that they raised in Ogden, Utah, where she continued to live in her cute green house for over 65 years. A loving mother, Momma Ferro loved her family; she loved cooking for them, being with them, tending her grandsons, Italian days at Lagoon, working in her yard and her cat Misty. Kate loved phone calls and visits from family and friends. She was a beautiful lady and admired by all with her smile and great sense of humor, which we will miss deeply. She enjoyed working at St. Benedict’s Hospital for 26 years. The friendships she made continued after her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Katherine is survived by her sister Lucille; sons: Ben Ferro (Marylou) California, Ron Ferro (Lynette) Ogden, Mike Ferro (Donna) Ogden; and five grandchildren: Anthony Ferro (Becky) California, Doug Ferro (Lisa) California, Gino Ferro (Nova) Salt Lake, Michael S. Ferro (Jen Green) Salt Lake, and Erica VanAarle (Patrick) Ogden. She also has eight great grandchildren: Ryan, Riley, April, Katie, Alexa, Jenna, Ivy and Emery.
Katherine is preceded in death by her loving husband Tony; sisters Jenny and Lena; and her three brothers: Bill, Dominic and Jim.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Holy Rosary to follow. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church, 514-24th St., Ogden.
Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. The family would like to thank The Legacy House and Aspire Hospice for making her days there wonderful and for their excellent care and compassion in her final days!
Forever In Our Hearts Mom!


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT

Holy Rosary will follow

Service Information

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 am -

St. Joseph Catholic Church


514 24th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84404

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St. Joseph’s Church

514-24th St.

Ogden, UT

Funeral Mass


Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


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Born: August 8, 1920
Died: September 3, 2014

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BEN FERRO posted on 12/25/17



Ben Ferro posted on 8/8/17

Hi Mom Well today is the big day, Happy Birthday, Love You, and think of you often. Ben


Ben posted on 8/9/16

Hi Mom Thinking of you today, because it is your Birthday...Happy Birthday... I really think about you a lot, I do miss you so. Love You Ben


Ben posted on 3/28/16

Hi Mom Today is Easter and I was thinking of the dinners that we had and great memory's. Happy Easter. Love Ben


Ben posted on 2/15/16

Hi Mom Today is Valentine's Day;,Happy Valentine's Mom and was thinking about all the love that you showed me as I was growing up. You are the one person that I was always able to count on. I'll will always love you forever, I'll like you for life and eternity, As long as I'm living you will always be my mom. Love You Ben


Ben posted on 12/28/15

Hi Mom Mom and Dad, it is Christmas now, and just want you to know that you have been on my mind over Christmas, each and every day, and on Christmas day we have your pasta and everyone who knew you cried. Mom as you and Dad live in peace you are always on my mind still looking over me, Love You Ben


Ben posted on 9/3/15

Mom, it is one year ago today that you passed away and the fun loving family that you had is no longer, but I have great memories. You are missed. Love You Ben ps..tell dad hi...


Ben posted on 8/9/15

Hi Mom and Dad Thinking of you today, Happy Birthday mom, you would be 95 today, and miss you dearly.. Your sister is doing well, as you know she will be 94 in Jan and is doing well. I'm sure that you are with dad, so please tell him Happy Birthday tomorrow for me.. Love you and miss both Ben


Ben posted on 5/10/15

Happy Mothers Day..Mom Today, I would have called you to let you know of all the things and great memory's that you have given me over the years. You and Dad, show us kids what a loving family is all about sharing your great sense of humor, that it was OK to cry , to be brave and face your challenges head on, to take the first steps and be a leader, to let go of things that you have no control of, to imagine the future, to savor the moments of life, to smile and be happy, to challenge yourself to learn new things, to show affection, to see the beauty of surprise, and most of all, I thank you and Dad for letting me run free to explore all of these things. Love You and Miss You Both Ben


Ben Ferro posted on 1/18/15

Mom....Thinking of you today.. I miss you.. Love You Ben


Marilyn Krysl posted on 9/19/14

To the Ferro Family, My condolences on the loss of your beautiful family member Kate. I met her through her niece Angela Ferro. Angela was my college roommate. Kate was a lovely lady. I remember trips she made up to Cheyenne for Frontier Days. I know how much she loved her family. Treasure your fond memories.


Virginia posted on 9/13/14

You and your family members have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know that our heavenly father, Jehovah brings comfort to all who have fallen asleep in death with the hope of the resurrection. And how we look forward to the day when the last enemy, death, “is to be brought to nothing”! (1 Corinthians 15:26) Confidence in Jehovah’s resurrection promise brings us comfort and a sure hope for the future. Visit us at for more spiritual comfort.


Milt Porter posted on 9/9/14

Ron and Lynette and Ferro family, I remember your mother as a sweet person and am saddened by her passing. Be comforted in knowing that she is again with your father after these many years. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Milt


Art Shively posted on 9/7/14

"Momma Ferro" was the friendliest "Lady" I ever had the opportunity to know. I am thankful for the times I was invited to enjoy one of her beautiful dinners. It was a pleasure knowing her and her wonderful family. REST IN PEACE


Julie Larson posted on 9/7/14

May your lovelight forever shine!!! You always lit up other's lives! I will miss you! Julie


Julie Larson posted on 9/7/14

My wish for all of you is that you hold on to the wonderful memories and love of grandma Kate. She will always have a place in my heart . She was one of the most special and wonderful and"cool" woman that I've been blessed to have crossed my path! She made a very special family and it is with heartfelt sadness that I share in your grief. God bless you all as you embark on this journey. Much love, Julie, Alexa, Riley, and Shae.


Rex & Virginia North posted on 9/7/14

Our Prayers and Sympathy go out to the Ferro Family. Kate will always be in our hearts and prayers. God Bless


Bub & Vicki Fowers posted on 9/7/14

You are all in our hearts and prayers, we are going to miss our Aunt Kate. She was a wonderful Aunt and dear Friend to me. Love you my Angel Kate. Little Vicki


Julie Sara and family posted on 9/6/14

We loved Aunt Katie so much and she will be missed. Your family will be in our prayer always, we love you all.


Niki and Mike Vendegnia Cussimanio posted on 9/6/14

To the Ferro family, we are sorry to hear of your beautiful Mothers passing. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Wish we could be there to attend the services, our thoughts and prayers to you all. God Bless