REDFORD – On March 8 2010 after 87 wonderful years of life Kathryn Pearsall Redford a resident of Clark Retirement Community Grand Rapids Michigan and previous resident of Detroit and Bay City Michigan left this world to join Jesus Christ and other family and friends to share in life eternal. She was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Robert Carlyle Redford in 1996 as well as her parents and siblings. This vibrant engaged and caring mother and grand-mother is remembered lovingly by seven children twenty-two grand-children and five great-grand-children. Kates children include Kathryn Garland and James Pocklington of Windham New Hampshire; Roberta Ann and Max William Benjamin of Northville; Martha Page and Colonel John Horsfall USAF retired of Lake Monticello Virginia; Suzanne Bradley and Stephen Sharrett of Skandia; Mary Carlyle Redford and Whitney Granger of Stow Massachusetts; Dianne and Captain James Robert Redford USN of East Grand Rapids; and Debra and Colonel Thomas Carlyle Redford USAF of Osan Air Base South Korea. Kates grand-children are; James and David Pocklington; Andrew and Maria Benjamin; Kathryn Horsfall Jones and Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Jones USN; 1st Lieutenant Christopher Horsfall and Captain Erin Moe Horsfall USAF; Caroline and Daniel Schmittdiel; Olivia Josiah Diana and Steven Sharrett; Bethany Sharrett and Airman 1st Class Andrew Schultz USAF; Seth and Emily Hahn Granger; Robert and Thomas Granger; Page Mary Kathryn and Spencer Redford; and Stephen Philip and Shayna Redford as well as great grand-children Anna Meaghan and Matthew Jones Evelyn Schultz and Lola Granger. She is also survived by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Jeannine and Charles Goebel and many dear nieces nephews and cousins. Kates life was filled with a great faith in God and devotion to family country and community. She set an extraordinary example of life-long volunteer service serving on countless boards and associations including the Christ Child Society of Detroit and the Detroit Historical Society. She found great satisfaction in 30+ years as a realtor in Detroit working well into her seventies. She was an independent strong- willed and intellectually curious woman her entire life from working at a Chrysler corporation chemical laboratory during WWII to remaining engaged in current events and books late in life. She cherished her years along the cool banks of the AuSable River in northern Michigan as well as traveling abroad and urban life at home. The family particularly wishes to thank all the staff of Clark Retirement Community for their great commitment to Kate and all the residents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on March 13 at 10:30 am at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church 1449 Wilcox Park Dr. SE Grand Rapids MI. In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations to the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus 7303 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit MI 48221-2121; the Hauenstein Parkinsons Center of Saint Marys Doran Foundation 260 Jefferson SE Grand Rapids MI 49503; or a charity of your choice.