Kathryn Ashford Ratcliff

Published 12:32 am Sunday, October 15, 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. — Graveside services for Kathryn Ashford Ratcliff, 92, who died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, were noon Friday at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, La.

Arrangements were under the direction of Lucas and Blessing Funerals and Cremations in Burleson, Texas.

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Mrs. Ratcliff was born March 18, 1925, in Electric Mills, and grew up in Natchez where she was active in dance and participated in the Pilgrimage Garden Club Tableaux for a number of years.

She was a 1943 graduate of Natchez High School. She met the love of her life, Carey Louis Ratcliff, in Washington, in 1940. He proposed to Kathryn by the end of the year, and they were married April 3, 1946, at Jefferson Street Methodist Church in Natchez.

She was employed by Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company as a secretary after graduating high school. Later, she and Carey moved to Shreveport where she worked for the U.S. Air Force Barksdale Base, Bossier City, for 19 years, working for various colonels with security clearance. After moving to Lafayette, she became a multi-million real estate salesperson, working for multiple real estate brokers. Later she relocated to Houma, La., where she achieved three million dollars in real estate sales over a number of years. Upon retirement, she moved to Texas, where she made her home with her family and children.

Survivors include two sons, Carey Ratcliff Jr. of Germantown, Tenn., and Michael Ratcliff and wife, Becky, of Tomball, Texas; one daughter, Mary Green and husband, Tom, of Burleson, Texas; three sisters, Chris Foster and husband, Louis, and Paula Crouch, all of Natchez, and Claudia Crouch Glockner and husband, Gary, of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Amy Ratcliff Clark, David Ratcliff, Philip Ratcliff, Jennifer Ratcliff, Gerry Eddins, Casey Ratcliff Green and Christian Cody Green; and a number of great-grandchildren and other family.