July 30, 1929 - February 6, 2021
Katherine “Kat-T” Schwing Bickham passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the age of 91. A native of Plaquemine, LA and a resident of River Ridge, LA for the past 72 years. She is survived by her Daughter Katherine Bickham Bear (Leslie Bear), Leo Edward Bickham (Shelba Harlan), and Mark Andrew Bickham (Melissa Bickham.) also Grandmother of Blythe Pamela Bickham, Matthew Hart Bear, Katherine Michelle Bickham, and Kristina Schwing Bickham. Daughter of the late Katherine Landry Amann and Edward B. Schwing, Jr. Sister of Suzette Schwing Tannehill, the late Edward B. Schwing, III and Sarah Jane Schwing Ford. Kat-T was a founding member of All Saints Episcopal Church in River Ridge. She was active in many facets of church life, having served on the vestry, and a variety of ministries with the parish Episcopal Church Women’s organization, including a term as president. Kat-T was one of the founding members and served on the board of the ECW’s award-winning, popular La Bonne Cuisine cookbook, which is in its 16th printing. The trio of cookbooks the board produced were the offspring of the parish’s equally popular La Bonne Cuisine dinners held for more than 25 years at the church as fundraisers. Kat-T chaired, cooked for and presided over thousands of dinners. In 2014, Kat-T was named an “Honored Woman” by the diocesan ECW board and was presented a certificate at the diocesan ECW’s Annual Gathering, held that year at Grace Memorial, Hammond, La. In her later years at All Saints, Kat-T is most remembered as the leader of the parish Flower Guild providing altar arrangements for Sunday’s and special occasions such as weddings and funerals. She also spent many volunteer hours decorating the church and parish hall for seasonal holidays. Kat-T loved her family more than life itself and her zest for life lead her and Leo to a lifelong love of traveling the world. Kat-T will be laid to rest next to the love of her life. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at All Saints Episcopal Church, 100 Rex Dr., River Ridge, LA 70123 on Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70062 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Interment in Jefferson Memorial Gardens Cemetery, St. Rose, LA. To share your favorite memory or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.muhleisen.com.
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