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Kathy Ware

  • Posted on September 11, 2022 at 2:15 am

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Christmas Mother 2022

Kathy Ware


Kathy was born and raised in Wisconsin (always a Packers fan).

After attending Asbury College in Kentucky, she met her husband Lee in graduate school there.

They were married in 1975, and moved to New England where Lee was a school teacher and Kathy became a stay-at- home mom.  They came to Powhatan in 1981 with 3 children (a 4th was born in Virginia).

So with 4 children, Kathy stayed busy at home.  She joined the Powhatan Jr. Woman’s Club, and was active at May Memorial Baptist Church.  She began working for Dr. Tracy Spaur (dentist) one day a week, referring to it as her “day off.”  Days were spent doing volunteer work with the school PTOs and church.   She filled in hours by leading Creative Circle and Tupperware home parties, taking Avon orders, and teaching piano.

Kathy went back to school to take accounting classes at VCU and in 1998 passed the CPA exam.  She then worked as a CPA for Tom Smith, CPA, in Goochland until she retired in 2017.

She LOVES being retired, as she has a long bucket list including quilts to make and places to visit, family photos to organize, and community events to participate in.

She is currently a member of the Powhatan Lions Club, serving as treasurer.  She is also treasurer for the Powhatan Community Cemetery Committee, and happy to help bookkeepers with Quickbooks questions.

The Wares have four children and 10 grandchildren (and grateful to have 1 who lives in Powhatan).  They enjoy relaxing at a cabin on the shore of Lake Champlain in upstate New York (when they can), and visits to family.

Kathy is thrilled to work with the Powhatan Christmas Mother.  It is one of the best community efforts to help others, especially at Christmas.  Who doesn’t love to have a gift to unwrap?  It is because of the work of so many individuals, businesses and organizations that this program is such a success!

“Being chosen to be the Christmas Mother

is a great honor and

I am excited to serve in this capacity.”



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