Redith White Kahn
August 20, 1920 - January 23, 2007
Steamboat Springs resident Redith White Kahn died Jan. 23, 2007, following a lengthy illness. She was 86.
Redith also was a resident of Little Rock, Ark.
Redith was born to George and Lora White on Aug. 20, 1920, near Neoga in Cumberland County, Ill. She was educated in central Illinois and was the homecoming queen of her Charleston, Ill., high school. She attended nursing school in Chicago, where she met her future husband, Alfred Kahn Jr., M.D., of Little Rock. Her nursing education was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. After Dr. Kahn returned from the war and completed his post-graduate education, the couple settled in Little Rock.
Redith was known to her family and friends as Rede. She loved her homes and friends in Steamboat Springs and Little Rock.
Her life was defined by an exceptionally loving spirit, generosity, humor, sparkling intellect and creativity. She had a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world around her.
Her passions were people, especially her family, as well as painting, gardening and traveling. She won numerous prizes for her flower arrangements and was a gifted and prize-winning artist.
She was a Paul Harris Fellow in the Rotary Club of Little Rock. The Kahns attended the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sisters, Chleo Wiese and Theo Smith; and a brother, Gary White.
Redith is survived by her husband, Dr. Alfred Kahn Jr. The couple celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 28, 2006.
She also is survived by two daughters, Susan Oliver and her husband, Tommy, of Dallas, Texas, and Marion Kahn of Little Rock, Ark.; a son, Alfred Kahn III, M.D., and his wife, Susan, of Cincinnati, Ohio; her sister, Judy Smith and her husband, Frank, of Decatur, Ill.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Marion Henry and her husband, Jim, of Dallas, Texas, Tom Oliver and his wife, Ashley, of Dallas, Texas, Alfred "Chip" Kahn of Denver, Chris Kahn of Cincinnati, Ohio, Kate Kahn of Chicago, Grant Ingersoll and his wife, SueAnn, of Newport Beach, Marion King and her husband, Trenton, of Memphis, and Anne Bonner Kahn of Miami; and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held later this year.
The Kahn family thanks the excellent professionals and wonderfully loving staff at the Doak Walker Care Center for their care of Redith. The Kahns also thank her friends who lifted her spirits with their outreach and numerous, thoughtful, caring acts.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Doak Walker Care Center or the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs.