Litchfield --- Katherine A. (Wallace) Hyde, 64, of the Small Road Litchfield passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb., 26, 2010 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born in Gardiner on June 11, 1945 the daughter of Etta M Wallace and the late Robert P. Wallace. She was a graduate of Gardiner High School. Katherine married James P. Hyde, Sr. on Dec., 31, 1966. They were married for 44 years. She was employed by Sabattus Elementary School for many years as well as track manager for Oxford Dragway. She was also involved with the Litchfield American Legion Auxiliary Post 181 and with the Dare Program. Her favorite things to do were spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, vacationing, going to sporting events.She leaves her husband of 44 years, James P. Hyde, Sr. of Litchfield, a daughter Tina Mitchell and her husband Jeffrey of Chesterville, a son Jimmy Hyde and his wife Oneica of Lewiston, 6 grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, MeKae, Corbin, Dalton Lee and Morgan and one great grandson Gabriel, her mother Etta M. Wallace, her brother Robert P. Wallace and two sisters, Elaine Commeau and Jane Wallace as well as many nieces and nephews.Visiting hours will be held Monday, March 1, 2010 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner where a funeral service will be held Tuesday March 2 at 11am. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd Augusta. She will be sadly missed by all.