Kathleen Kimmons

Kathleen “Kate” Kimmons

March 28, 1948 — December 2, 2014

Kathleen “Kate” Kimmons, born March 28, 1948, most recently of Boise, Idaho, was called home to the lord on Dec. 2, 2014.

Kate was born in Spokane, Wash. to the late Richard Kimmons and Stana Kimmons. Kate graduated from Joel E Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash. in 1966.

Kate moved to San Juan Island, Wash. after her marriage to Doug Mattoon, where she worked for San Juan County Bank and, after the birth of her two girls, ran a daycare out of their home.

Kate returned to Spokane, Wash. in 1983 to raise her two young girls before moving to Boise, Idaho in 2004, where her love of children was evident every day in her work as a church nursery supervisor and school bus attendant.

Through the years Kate enjoyed dancing, playing piano, hiking, boating, fashion, and visiting her family and friends. Kate had a love of the outdoors, travel, adventures, and a good laugh. She had a close relationship with God, and always put others before herself. Her kindness and generosity will be missed.

Kate is survived by her two daughters: Laura Reichlin of Redmond, Wash., and Sonia Mattoon-Jorgensen of Arlington, Wash., and her sister: Marilyn Ellis of Friday Harbor, Wash., and grandchildren: Anna and Josie Reichlin. Services will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3100 S Five Mile Rd, Boise, ID, 83709, Saturday Dec. 13, 2014 at 2 p.m.

An additional public service will be held in Spokane, Wash., and a private service in Friday Harbor, Wash. at a later date.

A memorial fund has been set up in her name at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

— Family of Kate Kimmons