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Obituary for Kathleen Carol Gillihan “Kathy”

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Kathleen Carol Gillihan “Kathy”

May 28, 1952 - August 17, 2013

Kathleen Carol Gillihan passed away August 17, 2013 surrounded with the love of her daughter and soul mate.  She was born May 28, 1952 to Virgil and Erma Gillihan in Boise, Idaho.  Kathy attended Weber High School and Hollywood Beauty College.  She later graduated from the ATC in 1986.


Kathy met her soul mate Brenda in 1985.  Their love today is as ever strong from the day they met.  Kathy was a beautician for many years.  She was a well known Billiard player in the Ogden area and won several trophies.  She worked for Weber School District and later retired in 2009.  She enjoyed reading, crafts, bird watching, spending time with family and friends but mostly she LOVED her grandkids and watching them grow.


Kathy was loved by all who knew her and she loved unconditionally.


Kathy is survived by her soul mate, Brenda Johnson (Ogden), her daughter Kacey (Christopher) Aaron (North Ogden), brother Richard (Betty) Gillihan (Ogden); sisters, Nancy (Sid) Bush (Ogden) Nadine Robertson (Oregon) and many nieces and nephews.  She leaves behind 3 amazing grandsons, Brendan, Braxton and Brody and her Princess Taylor.


She is preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters and 2 brothers:  Irene (Gordon) Lee, Darlene (Jack) Gillihan, Shirley (Warren) Scully, Albert (Sharon) Taylor and David (Carol) Williams.


Funeral Services will be held Thursday August 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Leavitts Mortuary, 836 36th Street where friends may visit with the family from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  prior to services.  Interment:  Aultorest Memorial Park.

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Forever in our hearts.  “Believe”




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Born: May 28, 1952
Died: August 17, 2013

Condolences for Kathleen Carol Gillihan “Kathy”

Sandra Grant posted on 8/21/13

I was saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. I knew you briefly when she worked for Weber School District. She was a lovely person and well liked by those who worked with her. She fought a good fight and is now at peace, take comfort in the fact that she is now longer in pain or will need to struggle to breathe. She will be missed by all those who knew her.


Calie Thurman posted on 8/20/13

Brenda- may you find comfort in knowing that your sweetheart is no longer in pain. She fought a hard road to stay as long as she could. With the good care and love you shared with her, she left peacefully and will now to watch over you. Until you meet again treasure the memories and know that when you miss her most she will comfort you. My prayers go out to you my friend. Stay in touch


Cathy Runnels posted on 8/20/13

Brenda, Kacey and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Kathy. She would come get me when I was in some kind of trouble and she would say she was my mom and drag me away. She was a great lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers, if you need anything please feel free to let me know. I still live in the same place on canyon road. I never know what to say at times like this, nothing really makes the loss any less painful, all I can say is I'm sorry and that Kathy will be greatly missed.