Katherine Mary Solsten van Mourik, 63, of Mesa, AZ passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Born on November 12, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, she was the fourth of thirteen children. After her childhood in St. Albans, WV, Katherine began her career as a school teacher where she taught the 4th and 6th grade. Katherine’s young adult years included time living abroad in Kenya and Great Britain prior to her living in Green Bay, WI where she had two sons and served on the Green Bay school board from 1979-1981. Katherine’s life travels then took her to Melbourne, Australia where she had a daughter and earned her Master’s in Computer Science. After returning to the U.S., Katherine began her career as a software developer in the education industry and eventually went on to earn her MBA. Katherine is remembered as bright, conscientious, and talented in multiple disciplines. People loved her enthusiastic and cheerful nature. Katherine is survived by her husband, Jerry; her three children, Eric, Ethan (Elaine), and Lauren (Nam); and her eleven siblings, Eric, Kristine, Marit, Tom, Martha, Ann, Laura, Clare, Ellen, Paul and Karen. A service in her honor will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 11AM, preceded by a visitation at 10 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 5620 E. Adobe Rd. in Mesa, AZ.