Kathrine “Katie” MacClugage, 30, passed away June 24, 2018 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. Kathrine was born July 5, 1987 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey to Philip and Laura Schneider.
Katie grew up in Vernon, New Jersey, where she graduated from Vernon Township High School in 2005. She later attended the Westminster Choir College located in Princeton, New Jersey. She then received an Associate degree from the music program at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey.
Katie married Andrew MacClugage in October of 2009 in Laramie, Wyoming and started a family. Katie earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development from the University of Wyoming in 2016.
Katie was a beloved homemaker and caregiver. She always expressed a love for being together as a family. One of her fondest memories was camping trips throughout the years as a family. Katie’s children were her pride and joy, and the love she had for them will never be forgotten. Being a mother was her main role and one in which she took great pride in. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she expressed her love for singing and choral music.
Kathrine is survived by her husband, Andrew (Laramie); parents, Philip and Laura Schneider (Englewood, CO); Grandfather, Don (Centerville, TN); children Daniel and Krista (Laramie); brother, Steven (Englewood, CO); sister, Jessica (Janesville, MN); and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Katie is preceded in death by her grandmother, Lois Haight, and cousin, Eric Malmberg.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Kate MacClugage Scholarship Fund for Music at Western States Bank.
Andrew, Laura, Phil, Jessica and Steven, I have no words, words cannot take the pain away. Know that I love all of you and Daniel and Krista. Katie was one of a kind a truly wonderful woman. Katie will always be in our hearts. Listen you will hear her sing, maybe a bird visiting singing to you. She is with God and God has a way of letting her know she’s okay. I am here for you if you need me. I love you and will always be here for you. Aunt Leigh Ann
Dear Andy, I cannot put the right words to the heaviness on my heart for you and your precious Krista and Daniel. Katie was always a delight to be around as our paths crossed. I am praying for you and your babies as you mourn the loss of a best friend, lover, partner, and mother. I pray you grieve to the depths of your hearts to which Katie touched. My heart is with you all in this painful time and you will be in my prayers for a while to come.
Words cannot express our deepest sympathies for your loss. It is our sincerest hope that Kate’s friends and family can find some peace knowing that she is watching down from Heaven. May God bless you all during this impossibly difficult time.
Andrew - I am deeply saddened to learn about your loss. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Katie, I learned through family members that she was a very special lady who deeply loved you and your children. I understand the pain you are going through and pray that you will find peace by knowing that Katie is with our Lord. God bless you and your family always.
Our condolences God be your strength
Our heartfelt sympathies go to the family of Kate. Kate is now forever in the kingdom of God . For Andy and the children, and the family; our prayers are for their understanding of Kate's journey and to have peace knowing that she now walks along side of our Lord. May God be with you all at this time of sorrow. James and Mary Truesdale
I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Katie’s family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “... power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. One way that God comforts us today is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit JW.org.