Kathryn Schevikoven, of Jacksonville, FL, died on June 28, 2020.
She was born in Chesterfield, England to Frank Strong and Margaret Mellor Strong, in 1952.
Kathryn packed in many adventures in her short time here on Earth. From being a child, Kathryn enjoyed traveling; spending vacations in Britain and Europe, particularly Italy, where she has many life-long friends to this day.
She graduated from Tupton Hall Grammar School and went on to the City of Birmingham College of Education (UK) to become an Art teacher. She taught briefly in Birmingham before moving overseas to Arrezzo, Italy where she taught English as a Second Language. She had an aptitude for languages and spoke French and Italian (self-taught) and after a move to Naples, still teaching, she met her future husband, Clayton Schevikhoven (USN Ret). Her family are Gareth, Nick, and Kathryn .
As a Navy family, they moved around the world a lot. They were stationed in San Francisco, Hawaii and Sardinia and then back to the east coast to Monticello, NY; Virginia Beach, VA and finally to Jacksonville, FL.
Throughout her life she was an avid reader and collector of books: loving the classics and science fiction in particular.
She developed a great appreciation for art and architecture during her time in Italy, and she put that to practical and creative use, sharing a love of comics and anime, with her daughter, Kathryn. They attended Comic-Cons together whenever possible and made some lasting friendships through those events.
She was also a keen social media/game player, which again increased her family of friends.
She is preceded in death by her father, Frank, who passed in 2010.
She leaves behind to mourn the loss; her mother, Margaret; her sister, Barbara (Eugene) and family; her son Nicholas (Brittany) and grandchildren; her son, Gareth; daughter, Kathryn and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A private natural burial will be held at Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery in Gainesville, FL, in honor of her concern for our planet.
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