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Katie Helps was born in Bristol, England in 1900 and her family moved to Osoyoos in 1911. In 1918 she married Ed Lacey and they made their home on Kruger Mountain, west of Osoyoos.
Ed and Katie moved to Osoyoos in 1928. Katie Lacey was recognized by the Osoyoos Board of Trade as Good Citizen for 1954. Over the years, she contributed many historical articles to the Okanagan Historical Society Reports. She was also instrumental in founding the Osoyoos Museum. A lookout on the Richter Pass Highway, overlooking Osoyoos Lake, is sited on part of the old Lacey pre-emption. Katie Lacey died in Oliver in 1963.