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Kathy Lee Ritterhouse

Kathy Lee Ritterhouse, American librarian. Recipient Women in History award, 1999; named Public Service Employee of Year Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce, 1989.


  • Ritterhouse, Kathy Lee was born on May 24, 1952 in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Fayne Lee and Elizabeth Rose (Tener) Ritterhouse.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Kansas State University, 1974. Master of Library Science, University Oklahoma, 1979.


    • Circulation library Grand Prairie (Texas) Memorial Library., 1979-1980, library director, since 1980.


    Board directors Grand Prairie Arts Council, 1980-2000, president, 1989. Member of American Library Association (intellectual freedom committee 1998—2001), Texas Library. Association (Texas/SIRS Intellectual Freedom award 1993), Metro Rotary Club (board directors 1992-1999, president 2003-2004, district new generations chair 2001-2004), Beta Phi MU.


    • Married Michael Raymond Demmitt, July 8, 1972 (div. April 1990).
    • father: Fayne Lee Ritterhouse
    • mother: Elizabeth Rose (Tener) Ritterhouse
    • spouse: Michael Raymond Demmitt
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    Born March 24, 1952
    (age 64)
    • 1974
      Kansas State University
    • 1979
      University Oklahoma