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Katharine Henningsen Wolf

July 7, 1922 ~ November 30, 2018 (age 96)

Katharine Henningsen Wolf of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away on November 30, 2018 at the Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Facility in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.   

Kay Wolf was born in the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh month in 1922 to Clarence and Mary (Raitt) Henningsen on the Family Ranch in Gardnerville, Nevada.  She grew up on this beautiful Ranch in the stunning Sierra Nevada area of Carson Valley, attending local schools and graduating from Sacramento Junior College followed by the University of Nevada-Reno where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.  Following graduation, she attended Mills College in Oakland, California on an Army-sponsored training program for Occupational Therapist.  The OT Intern Training took her to various hospitals assignments in support of the War Effort culminating with service at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado where Kay became a Registered Occupational Therapist.  Following the War, Kay continued her work and was eventually commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the newly established Women’s Specialist Corps. 

Kay resigned her commission in late 1948 in order to marry Major Charles R. Wolf Jr..  The succeeding years took the Wolf Family to many Army Posts, Camps and Stations around the world to include service in Europe and Hawaii.  The final years of a wonderful Army career were spent at Fort Meade, Maryland where Colonel Charles R. Wolf Jr. entered the civilian workforce in 1971 after 31 years of active service.  Charlie and Kay and the Wolf Family lived in Columbia, Missouri and Albany, Georgia before finally settling in the beautiful Emerald Coast area of Shalimar, Florida in late 1977.  They both remained active for many years in the local area with many dear Friends and fellow “Retirees”. 

Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie, who passed away in August 2011; and is survived by her four children, Dr. Charles R. Wolf III (Melissa) of Augusta, Georgia, Meredith A. Wolf of Sunny Hills, Florida, Katharine G. Wolf of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Brigadier General William T. Wolf (USA, Retired) (Sandra) of Hoover, Alabama.  Kay is also survived by her two grandchildren, Emily Wolf Ladky (Greg) of Charlotte, North Carolina, with two great grandchildren, and Charles Wolf of Augusta, Georgia; as well as her younger brother, John Henningsen (Virginia) of Garnerville, Nevada; as well as numerous nieces and nephews in the Gardnerville, Nevada and Shreveport, Louisiana area.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Saint Mary Catholic Church on Friday December 7, 2018 at 11:00, followed by interment at Beal Memorial Cemetery.  The family will receive friends a half hour prior to the mass.  It is requested that contributions be made to St. Mary Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice. 

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