A beloved benefactor and champion of the arts, Kathryn Caine Wanlass died Friday at Sunshine Terrace at the age of 94. The Sunshine Terrace is a place she had helped fund in many different areas, including the building now known as the Kathryn Caine Wanlass center on the corner of 200 West and 300 North. The building was used as an adult day center for 24 years and now houses the Sunshine Terrace Foundation’s Aqua Works, physical therapy and fitness, Home Health Care and Sunshine Cares programs. She was well-known for her love of the arts and Wanlass, along with her sister Manon Caine Russell, founded the Marie Eccles Caine Charitable Foundation which was named for their mother. It was that fund that made possible the multi-million dollar Manon Caine Russell Kathryn Caine Wanlass Performance Hall at Utah State University which opened in 2006. She has also contributed to the Ellen Eccles Theatre and a multitude of art programs.
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