Katherine Loague

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Katherine Ann Loague, beloved mother, grandmother, and wife, passed away on January 3, 2024.
She was a woman of unwavering faith whose life was a testament to her devotion to love, family, and deep Christian values, which she shared with her husband, Keith Loague.
Born on July 27, 1956, in El Paso, Texas, Katherine was the first child of Mary and James Baker. In 1960, her family relocated to Sandy Hook, Missouri, where she grew up in rural Missouri alongside her younger brother, James, under the loving care of her paternal grandparents, Margie and Les. Katherine was also blessed with a younger sister, Vickie.
Katherine was a bright student and a talented athlete and possessed an innate artistic brilliance that radiated throughout her life. Self-taught, she had a remarkable ability to learn and master various artistic skills. Katherine’s artistic talents knew no bounds, from sewing and embroidery to painting, floral arrangements, and photography. Her calligraphy was a work of art, and her penmanship was exquisite. She fearlessly explored woodworking, leather crafting, and beadwork, continually expanding her creative horizons, and sharing her beautiful creations with the world.
In 1975, she married Daniel Lovick, and together they welcomed four children into their loving family: Daniel, Eric, Kathryn, and Helena.
During the 1980s, Katherine discovered her love for the vast landscapes of the western United States. She dreamed of living in their open spaces, and in 1990, she made the courageous decision to relocate her family to Sheridan, Wyoming. In 1993, she settled in Great Falls, Montana, the area where she spent the rest of her days.
In 1995, Katherine welcomed her fifth child, Megan, with her then-husband, James Rovere. She was a dedicated mother, tirelessly ensuring that all her children felt unconditional love and care. As Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Katherine lived by these words.
In 2002, Katherine met Keith Loague, her true love and partner. They celebrated their union in marriage in 2005, and made their home together in Ulm, Montana. The bond between K&K Loague was one of unwavering love and support, bringing them both immense happiness and peace.
Her heart brimmed with pride and joy in the presence of her eight cherished grandchildren: Isabel, Emery, Michael, Lauren, Novella, Lucas, Nori, and Jing. She epitomized the perfect grandmother, engaging in art projects, playing games, crafting the best hamburger gravy, and creating unforgettable memories.
Family was Katherine’s anchor, but she also achieved remarkable success. She started her own business, dedicated her time to volunteering at church, nurtured vibrant gardens, delighted in the art of cooking, and generously shared her artistic talents with the world. Katherine was a beautiful soul, full of life and love. “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Peter 3:3-4
She was preceded in death by her mother Mary Baker and father James Baker.
She is survived by her husband Keith Loague; children, Daniel Lovick (Phyllis Dorsch), Eric Lovick (Jessie), Kathryn McCarthy (Conor), Helena Lovick (Troy Lane), and Megan Brunelle (Brian); her eight grandchildren; brother, James Baker; and sister, Vickie Behymer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on May 18, 2024, at the Ulm Bible Church., Ulm, Montana.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation. Patients and families facing this terrible disease need support, and more research is needed to find treatments.
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Published February 7, 2024