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Kathleen M. Devinger, 88

Kathleen M. Devinger (née Hagerty), 88, passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2023, in Tucson, Ariz.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1935, in Chicago to the late Elanore (née Clark) and William Hagerty. She married Richard Devinger (deceased) on Dec. 10, 1960, and eventually raised six wonderful children: Eugene Devinger (deceased), Michael Devinger (Susan), Laurie Davis (née Devinger – Jeffrey), David Devinger (Patricia), Todd Devinger and James Devinger. She and Richard enjoyed spoiling their grandchildren: Patrick, Jennifer, Heidi, Storm, Starr, Tess, Nathan, Morgan, Christian, Andrew, Alex, Sean, Rylan, and Emily. She is also survived by her sister, Grace Pera (née Hagerty), along with many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors, whom she adored.

During her life she exemplified the true nature of an unshakeable caretaker, making sure that all she knew were safe and nurtured. She spent many years as a Realtor in Illinois and Wisconsin, a career she enjoyed immensely. Her hobbies included gardening, golf, and get-togethers with friends and family. Mother Theresa said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” All who knew Kathleen will remember the multitude of kind acts she demonstrated enduringly over the course of her blessed life.

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