Katharine (Kay) Mounger was born on June 12, 1939, in Yazoo City, Miss., the daughter of Katharine Davis Mounger and Samuel Gwin Mounger, MD. She lived there until World War II, when her father enlisted and the family lived in New Orleans, Texas, and Oxford, Miss., until the ward ended When she was six the family moved to Greenwood, Miss., where here father had grown up.
She graduated from Greenwood High School as valedictorian, and then the University of Mississippi, where she met Bill, whom she would marry after graduation.
They lived in Chattanooga, Tenn. for a few months, then Florence, S.C., Cookeville, Tenn., Columbia, Tenn., and the Lewis County, Tenn., where they operated a bed and breakfast for 14 years. During these years she was active with volunteer work, especially with the Girl Scouts and St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
On her and Bill's retirement, they moved to Winchester, VA, to be nearer to their children Kathy and Davis, who lived in Washington DC and Alexandria, VA.
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