Katherine Keyser Grooms-Bard
February 26, 1972 - June 28, 2013


Katherine Keyser Grooms-Bard, born February 26, 1972 at Cafritz Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC, died June 28, 2013 at University of Maryland Shock Trama Center. Baltimore, MD. Attended Good Shepard kindergarden, Waldorf, Md mastering reading and writing proficiently, St. Peters Catholic School, Waldorf, Md . with numerous awards including Presidential Academic fitness Award, several merit schlorships to St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown, MD. Summer intern Artist at Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Swim teams and Southern Maryland Youth Organization member. Graduate of American University, Washington, DC with a B.A. in Political Science in 1994. Member of Gamma Delta Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity. From the age of 10 participated in political campaigns with her father. She enjoyed political discourse, reading, swimming and activities with her beloved son, Stephen, Cousin, Christina Romeo and T.K. Powell. Her profession was in real estate/title/settlement areas and lastly, state licensed debt reduction services , becoming the top producer.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Frances J. Osborn Lovejoy Thorne and James W. Thorne Sr. William B. Lovejoy and Margaret B. Lovejoy, Katherine Keyser Miller Grooms and Samuel M. Grooms Sr.
Aunts: Nancy Grooms Robey, AnnWinn Miller, Uncles: Samuel M. Grooms Jr. , John E. Grooms. Cousins: William F. Robey, Jennifer L. Thorne. Survived by her Husband, Stephen James Bard and her parents, William Keyser Grooms and Mary Ann Lovejoy DePalma Grooms of Waldorf, MD. Children, Stephen W.K. Groomes-Bard, Gavriel Michael Staccato Grooms-Bard, Ft. Washington, MD. Siblings, Lewis Anthony DePalma (S.C.), Kathleen Marie DePalma Stewart (MD) Aunt, Margaret Lovejoy Walz, Uncle, Richard H. Grooms and James W. Thorne, Jr.. Great Uncles, Frank Prochaska Miller, Harry Miller. Matriarch of the Lovejoy family, Josephine Frances Lovejoy. Her dearly loved cousin and cherished friend, Christina Walz Romeo.Cousins, Cory and Dakota DePalma, Michael Stewart, John Walz, Jessica Thorne Peters, Frank Thorne, Sue Robey Ritter and Laura Robey.

Relatives and friends are invited to Katherine’s Life Celebration on Friday, July 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the GEORGE P. KALAS FUNERAL HOME, 6160 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mass of Christian burial will be offered on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Columba Catholic Church, 7800 Livingston Rd., Ft. Washington, MD. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Below is a trust fund the family has set up.
"William Grooms Trust Memorial Fund for Stephen Grooms-Bard" The following number should appear on the check: 933027789

Mail to: Community Bank of Tri-County
PO 1810
LaPlata, MD 20646
Questions: Bank number is 301-934-5707

Life Celebration

Friday July 5, 2013, 2 to 4 - 6 to 8pm at George P. Kalas Funeral Home,P.A.
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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday July 6, 2013, 10am at St. Columba Catholic Church
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Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:45am at Cedar Hill Cemetery
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