Katherine M. "Katie" Johns, age 84, of Fox, Oregon passed away on August 6, 2022 at Valley View Assisted Living in John Day. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 AM at the Fox Church in Fox Valley. Vault interment will follow in the Fox Cemetery. Pastor Al Altnow will officiate. Following the services, friends are invited to join the family for a potluck reception at that Mount Vernon Community Center beginning at 1:00.\nMemorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association or to the Mayo Clinic for Parkinson's Research through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845,\nKatherine (Katie) Margaret Herburger Johns was born on November 4, 1937 to Cedric and Sally Herburger in Canyon City, Oregon. She joined two brothers, Dave and Jack.\nShe attended school in Ashland and Rogue River, Oregon. She attended beauty school in Medford, Oregon after high school . Following her parents to Mount Vernon, she worked as a beautician in John Day.\nShe married the love of her life, Jack Johns on September 12, 1959. They had three daughters, Deena Marie (Steve), Brenda Lee (Alan) and Kathie Kay (Randy). Katie was Grandma Katie to her valued and very loved grandchildren, JR Moore, Thomas Moore, Kyle Christy, Justin Burke, Emma Burke and Tyree Burke. She also had two great grandchildren, Heather and Kyle Moore.\nKatie was a very talented lady. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Her talents were many, which included sewing, painting, quilting and cooking. She loved to always have a project in the works.\nKatie was active in the First Christian Church of John Day alone with the Community Church of Fox. She was President of Aglow Christian Women and was a speaker throughout Oregon at Aglow meetings. Katie was the president of the Grant County Cowbells, Vice President of the Oregon Cowbells and a 4-H leader. She taught many sewing classes and lessons. For a period, she taught sewing class at the Long Creek School. She enjoyed giving Tole painting lessons also.\nKathie, her daughter, learned Tole painting from her mom and entered her paintings in 4-H for three years and they went on to State Fair where she won Grand Champion each year.\nHer daughter Brenda shared her love of cooking and they traded new recipes with each other. Katie found a recipe for Poppy Seed bread and instructed Brenda how to make it and Brenda entered it in 4-H at the fair and her bread won Grand Champion at State Fair.\nDeena and her mom didn't always see eye to eye, but in the last few years they had forgiven each other and had a special kind of love for one another.\nKatie is preceded in death by her parents, Cedric and Sally Herburger and her two brothers, Dave and Jack Herburger.