Kathleen M. (Metsall) Morehead, 104, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Reeds Landing in Springfield. Kathleen was born in Portland, Oregon on November 10, 1915 the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Pope) Metsall. Kathleen graduated from Baruch College in New York City and obtained a master’s degree from New York University. She worked in retailing in New York City and later moved to Springfield in 1946 with her husband Theodore T. Morehead. They owned and operated a commercial photography business – Morehead Photography for over 40 years. Kathleen’s life was devoted to civic activities. She was involved in committees for urban renewal in Springfield and the Connecticut River Watershed Project. She was an original leader of the Sixteen Acres Civic Association. As president of the Springfield Women’s Club, she played an active role in city beautification and conservation. She was involved with Massachusetts Audubon and the Naturalists Club. She enjoyed countless hours of volunteer work at the Springfield Museums and traveled on many museum trips. She donated her large portfolio of historic city photographs to the museums. Her interests in art, music, nature, and community service have made a lasting impact on the Springfield area. In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her beloved husband of 50 years, Theodore T. Morehead. She leaves cousins from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is survived by her dear friends James and Patricia Gregory of Springfield and James and Marianne Gambaro of Belchertown. A special word of gratitude to the staff in the Reeds Landing Community who gave Kathleen loving care for the last 24 years. She truly enjoyed her time there. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3 P.M. at Reeds Landing. Burial will be private. Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA. Please visit www.byronkeenan for additional information.
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