Mary Katherine Tatum, or "Kathy" as she was known to family and friends, passed away on April 7, 2017. Kathy was born on October 12, 1949 in Houston, TX to Robert and Mary Bukowski. She was the oldest of 7 siblings.
Kathy graduated from East Central High School in San Antonio, TX. She was so proud of being a majorette in high school. She went to San Jacinto College and got a degree in accounting. Kathy worked for American Express Travel for over 25 years and treasured all the friendships she made there. After she retired, Kathy traveled with her siblings, visited family and spent cherished quality time with her kids and grandkids. Kathy had a big heart and always put others needs before her own. She was always taking care of her family. Even though Kathy was part of a large family, she made sure everyone felt her love. Kathy never met a stranger. She always made a friend anywhere she went. Kathy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She will be missed very much. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother Mary Bukowski, father Robert Bukowski, sister Carolyn Cresswell and brother-in-law Joe Hargrove. Kathy is survived by her Son Jason Howard and wife Lisa of Rosenberg, TX, Daughter Stephanie Abshire and husband Dustin and their son Matthew of Humble, TX. and Son John Tatum Jr. and wife Brittany and their daughter Addison of Rosenberg, TX. She is also survived by her sisters Melonie "Dolly Strait" Hargrove of La Porte, TX and Suzan Hernandez of Sinton, TX, her brothers Robert Bukowski of League City, TX, Mike Bukowski and wife Debbie of La Porte TX, Ted Bukowski and her many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday April 13, 2017 in the chapel of Deer Park Funeral Directors. Interment Grandview Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until service time. Deer Park Funeral Directors, 336 E. San Augustine. 281-476-4693.