Kathryn Brooks Harder entered her eternal home on May 20, 2017. She was a most loved wife, a loving mother and grandmother, gifted educator, and wonderful friend to many. Kathryn was born August 31, 1928 in McLean, Texas to Horace and Ruth Brooks. She graduated from High School in McLean and later attended West Texas State in Canyon, Texas where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Kathryn married James Harder on June 5, 1949, and they were blessed with two children, Larry Harder and Kim Harder Williams. She began her teaching career in Levelland, Texas, retiring in 1977. Kathryn was a member of First United Methodist Church in Levelland, Texas where she served on many committees. She and her husband were devoted volunteers for Meals on Wheels and faithfully visited nursing home residents. She spent her retirement years doting on her family and spending time golfing, playing bridge and tennis and participating in various Bible studies.
Kathryn is survived by her husband, James of Lubbock; daughter, Kim Williams and husband, Rob Williams of Lubbock; and daughter-in-law, Pat Harder also of Lubbock. She is also survived by her four grandchildren Kristin Booher and husband, Trent; Kasey Brazelton and husband, Blake; Reagan Alexander and husband, Chase; and Alex Miller and husband, Matt. Kathryn was also blessed with ten great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Ruth Brooks; son, Larry Harder; brother, Jack Brooks; and sister, Beth Jordan. The family extends a personal and heartfelt expression of gratitude to the staff at Wilshire Place, who lovingly cared for her the past three years.
The family requests donations to the Larry Harder Memorial Scholarship Fund at South Plains College or a favorite charity.