Kathee Marie Christie – The Independent of Santa Barbara
Kathee Marie Christie was born in Kansas on 12/18/1957. She died in Lompoc, California on 05/25/2021.
She attended elementary school at St Joseph’s, followed by Shawnee Mission North High School. Subsequently, she went to the University of Kansas to study art, then studied improvisational comedy in Los Angeles with the Groundlings.
Kathee has had a variety of careers while following her inner compass. Her first dream was to become an improv actress because she loved making people laugh and had an incredible mind. She eventually found her professional passion for working outdoors by entering the landscaping field after earning a certificate in environmental horticulture from Santa Barbara Community College. And for many years he worked at Steve Hansen Landscaping as Director of Maintenance.
True to her spirit, she has always been the artist. Having participated in numerous art exhibitions in both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, she spent days and hours thinking about what she was going to paint. His inspiration is the outdoors. She belonged to the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Santa Barbara Mesa Artists Group. Her work can be very colorful and inspiring or reflect her reflections on the times we lived in.
She has always had a positive influence on children, everyone who crossed her path took them under her wing. Kathee is adored by all nieces and nephews, and her passing leaves a great void in the family. Her love for dogs, cats and all wildlife was evident as she always left food for birds and raccoons as if they were her own pets. Kathee was also an avid reader and always had a book by her side. She loved history and traveled to Europe to visit many places she read about. She was also an avid pastry chef and
cookies and an amazing cook.
Kathee is survived by his wife Joyce Fryer, his parents Bill and Irma Christie, his sisters Nancy Chalmers and Sharon Gidumal, and his brothers Joe Christie and Michael Christie. His passing leaves an incumbent (or vacant) void in the Christie and Fryer families.
In her last days, she was surrounded by family and friends. Kathee will always be a beacon of
light for us on the other side and will be missed forever.
A Celebration of Life will be held July 16 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Veterans Memorial Building.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to:
Santa Barbara Visiting Nurses Association / Community Pallative Care.