Katharine was born in Santa Barbara on January 20, 1921 to Charles and Josephine Breck. She was raised and schooled locally and left to help with her siblings after her parents passed away. She married Howard Rue and started a family. She is survived by her children Howard Rue and wife Sherron, Carol Rue, and Judy and Brian Shillington. Two grandchildren, Janel Irvine and husband Mike and Marty Osborn and wife Kimberly. In addition she was a loving great grandmother to Merissa Tidd and Tayler Limon and a great-great grandmother to Reyna. Service will be graveside at Goleta Cemetery on Thursday at 11:00.