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Katherine Gilbertson Arliss, 20, of Middletown, died in an automobile accident early in the morning of Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Katherine was born in Red Bank and lived in Middletown her entire life. After finishing at Holy Cross School in Rumson, Katherine graduated from Middletown High School in 2011. Kat was enrolled at Brookdale Community College. In addition, she worked at Pazzo restaurant in Red Bank, where she had many friends and, loved her job. She also found time to care for her ponies, Chewie, Fairy and, her favorite, Copper. For most of her high school years, Katherine competed as a junior in AA national horse shows. She rode several jumpers, hunters and ponies in horseshows in Wellington, Florida and Lake Placid, NY. Throughout her life Katherine was, like her Grandmother Arliss, a remarkably caring and loyal horsewoman. Katherine possessed an internal and external beauty that impacted everyone she met. Also, Kat had a talent and a sincere passion for the culinary arts. Her superb cooking was loved and enjoyed by all. Along with her equestrian talents, Kat inherited her mother's flair for fashion, and she possessed an elegance that surpassed her years. Katherine was a sweet and beautiful soul and her memory and spirit will live on through her loving friends and family.

She is predeceased by her grandmother, (Nanny) Miller, Granny Arliss, Grandpa Miller, Uncle Rick, and her pet, Corgis, Tuddy and Fred. Kat is survived by her Grandpa Arliss, parents Evie and Charley Arliss of Middletown, and her 2 older brothers, Jace and Charlie, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There are no visitation hours. A memorial service will be celebrated for Katherine at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, E. River Road @ Park Ave., Rumson. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Katherine's favorite charity, the Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall St., Eatontown, NJ 07724 or online at www.monmouthcountyspca.org. The Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, was entrusted with her arrangements.
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