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“I loved Kathy! She was so talented and such a great neighbor! She had contagious laugh. Her silk painting was amazing! Sending big hugs and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Libby Cole - Mandeville, LA

“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Andrea

Anniversary pillow created by Kathy
3 of 10 | Posted by: Rhonda Harrison

Hand painted silk “All the heavenly angels will be wearing hand painted silk scarves! We can't help but grin when we think of dear Kathy. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rhonda & David Harrison - LA

“Jim, my sincere condolences to you and your family! ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Martha Gremillion - Baton Rouge, LA

“I worked with Kathy at the St. Tammany Sleep Center for many years. She had a vibrant, colorful, personality. We could talk for hours. I think of her...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Weller - Madisonville, LA


7 of 10 | Posted by: Laura Weller - Madisonville, LA

Kathy's Artwork Display “I met Kathy at the local library knitting group. I was amazed at her speed and accuracy when knitting socks. As we became closer in our friendship, I...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dee Frank - Covington, LA, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kathy was a friend and co-wither for years at STPH. She was honest and caring with her patients. Plus a...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Hyde Kinler - Covington, LA

“Oh, I will never forget my friend, Kathy. I can still hear her laugh. We had many good times when I lived in Mandeville. She was a true southern girl...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Gay Perry - Montgomery, TX


Kathryn Smith Goertzen, 71, of Mandeville, Louisiana wife of James David Goertzen died Sunday, May 20, 2018. Her Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 7:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6:00 pm until time of the service.

Kathryn was born July 18, 1946 in Nashville, Tennessee, daughter of Aline Mason Smith and the late J. Lewis Smith, Jr. She worked as a respiratory therapist, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a talented artist who enjoyed silks, ceramics, watercolors, and birds.

In addition to her mother and husband, Kathryn is survived by her daughters, Katie Seaman of Mandeville, LA, and Aline Seaman of Greenville, NC; two step-daughters, Denise Landry and Dawn Roberts, both of Houma, LA; two grandsons, Charles Reid Mazzetti, and Nolan Williams; and her brothers, David Smith, Mason Smith, and Tripp Smith, all of Mount Pleasant, SC.