8/2/1958 – 12/25/2019
Our most precious Katherine Burns passed away peacefully in her sleep on Christmas morning after a four-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband Danny Tubbs, her siblings Margaret Bannerman, R. A. van Knapp and Robert Knapp, her step sons Michael Tubbs, Steven Tubbs, Daniel Tubbs, Noah Tubbs and Donny Tubbs, and 10 step grandchildren.
Katherine and Danny have been vacationing in Carpinteria for years and finally purchased a vacation condo at “Sandpiper” on Elm Avenue in 2006. She would say “we now have a toe in paradise.” They purchased a rental home in 2016 in anticipation of retiring here someday. After her Stage 4 diagnosis in June of 2018, they decided it was time to make the move, and moved to Carpinteria in August of 2018. Shortly after, they found their dream home just blocks from the beach and moved in Dec. 1, 2018.
Katherine enjoyed many walks on the beach, and made a hobby of photographing the beautiful beach scenes, sunrise, sunsets and birds, along with adding to her collection of sea shells. Katherine’s beautiful spirit and kind heart will be greatly missed.
Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Crippen Mortuary in La Crescenta.