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Catherine Kirtz, 92, of Leonardtown died peacefully Oct. 4, 2012, at her residence.

Born Sept. 9, 1920, in Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Angus R. MacKay and Mary (MacLellan) MacKay.

She moved to the United States in 1944 and became a U.S. citizen. In 1945, she began working for the federal government in the U.S. Bureau of Labor as a statistician, where she retired in 1969.

She enjoyed gardening and was a lifetime member of the Post 9619 VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Suitland.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Anne Kirtz of Leonardtown and Anna Maria Smith of Springfield, Va.; her sisters, Mary Ann Ferguson of Toronto and Alexina MacKay of Inverness, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Moe’s Peyton Place, 6516 Backlick Road, Springfield, Va., on Oct. 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. Interment will take place at Nova Scotia.

Arrangements are being handled by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown.