In Memory

Kathleen D Welch

Kathleen D Welch

We've just been notified that Kathy died about a month ago.  More information about her life will be added later.

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07/29/14 02:16 PM #1    

James Wilcox Dimmers

This is a hard one because over a year ago we were thinking Kathy was deceased, I wept for a whole day and then wrote a somewhat impassioned memorial of Kathy. When Connie told me it was a mistake I cried for joy! I just discoved this as I was shutting down having finally written a memorial  for my friend Rick Lundberg. It hasn't helped to have had practice that year ago because right now my heart is broken again and no one is going to be telling me it was all a mistake . A Light has gone out of the world!

As the reality sets in all I can do is be grateful for the friendships life has given me and so many lovely visions and memories bump into one another as my head floods with them. Kathy had the MOST gorgeous eyes, just look at the photograph, eat your heart out Meg Ryan! Often in a Meg movie I'd see gestures that reminded me of Kathy and for a moment relish the friend I saw no more. Why? not important enough to expound on but Jannie and I were determinded to find her and one of us take her to lunch and surprise her with the other  'accidentally' showing up. Then Jannie took sick again after 20 years a cancer survivor and that lunch never happened

Kathy, Jannie Peterson, Paul Johnson and I were friends before and since kindergarten. Kathy and I went to both Proms together. She was the BEST Tomboy on our block and we shared some mighty fine mischief! Now my three childhood friends are gone from here, I can only hope they're pulling shenanigans in Heaven acting so convincingly innocent---all four of us had that down pat.

These are the first words to come to me at this time. I think I need to go walk and remember,  laugh and cry as that long process of letting go begins. It sure does make life seem so brief!

I grew up with these friends who had senses of humor like no others---we laughed and pranked our ways through thirteen years of schooling, built magnificent snow and tree forts, swam that lake of ours around, laughed and cried, did nice things for old people, cared for every injured critter in a many block circumfrence and cared VERY MUCH for one another! Is that not rich beyond imagination?



PS~~~Kathy Diane Welch, you and Janice Marie and Paul Robert reserve a good branch  on the Tree fo Life for me where we can dangle our feet and plan the next millenium of milleniums when I finally come across, I'll bow to you, Kathy, and ask," may I have this dance?"

07/31/14 03:41 PM #2    

Patricia J Schmitz (Hall)

My fellow Alto sax player. We would talk for hours on the telephone while doing shorthand homework, and watching father knows best, or life with father, or Ozzie & Harriet! I enjoyed my association with Kathy and I'm sorry  I won't be seeing her at the reunion??????

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