Kathryn (Kitty) Louise Maret, 95, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in her beloved, adopted
city of Wilmington, NC.
Born (September 23, 1925) and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Kitty was the oldest of three children of
Harrison M. Fix and Emma (Zerbe) Fix. She is survived by her brother, David, daughter, Marcia, son,
Michael and his wife Penny, and grandchildren Sara and Steven. She was preceded in death by her
brother, Frederick, first husband, Linden Smith, and second husband, Darrell Maret.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from The Pennsylvania State University in 1946 and her
Master’s degree in agricultural extension in 1971 from the University of Wyoming.
Kitty held a number of positions throughout her career including assistant manager of production for a
department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, secretary and an administrative assistant at the
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, public relations assistant for a Denver, Colorado bank, news
editor at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, substitute teacher for Thermopolis, Wyoming
schools, public relations director for Adams County, Colorado school district, county and city
government reporter and feature writer for The Denver Post, and magazine editor and article writer for
various trade associations in Fairfax, Virginia.
She volunteered her writing and production skills for a 25th anniversary church history publication for
the First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood, Colorado and a cookbook for the Knox Presbyterian Church
in Fairfax, Virginia. She also edited an autobiography (published) for one of her Wilmington friends.
Kitty moved to Wilmington in 1996 with her daughter and would frequently remark on how much she
She was an avid bridge player and played weekly for a number of years. World War II history was a
passion of hers. She joined the Southeastern North Carolina World War II Remembered group (now
known as Remembering Our Military Heroes) and co-chaired monthly meetings for several years.
The family thanks Lower Cape Fear LifeCare for the kind and loving care they provided.
No services are planned at this time.
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