Kathy lost her courageous six month battle with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer after her next to last chemo immune therapy treatment caused her to develop an infection that could not be overcome at the Port Townsend Hospital where they valiantly tried to save her to no avail for seven days. Kathy was a dear wife, daughter and sister who will be so sorely missed.
Kathy was a friend to so many people and after being a hostess at Seven Cedars Casino for 16 years seemed to know everyone in Jefferson and Clallam counties.
Kathy worked at Port Townsend Elks Lodge as an event coordinator for the last year before her cancer diagnosis.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 15 years, Ron Klopfenstein, brother and sister in law Wayne and Peggy King of Gardiner plus nieces, a nephew and their children.
Kathy had no children but was adopted by Ron’s five children and became known as GMA Kathy to a whole bevy of little ones that came and camped at her beloved park in Gardiner over the 4th of July each year.
A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at the Port Townsend Elk’s Lodge at 555 Otto Street on March 30th, beginning at 1 p.m. A potluck will follow the service.
All that knew Kathy are welcome and encouraged to attend and celebrate the life of our dearest Kathy.