Kathy Woodman Wilson


DSC_0264_2Kathy Woodman Wilson, aged 67, passed away in Edmonds Washington on Wednesday March 19th, 2014.

Born to the late Edith and Jack Woodman on November 20th 1946, in Seattle, Kathy spent all of her life in the Pacific Northwest.

Kathy graduated from Franklin High School, attended UPS in Tacoma and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Journalism. A member of UW’s Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority, she acquired the nickname of “Woody”.In 1971 she married Walter “Vic” Wilson and after a short time living in Seward Park area in Seattle she moved to Bainbridge Island where they lived for 30 years before relocating to Edmonds in 2004.  

Kathy began a long career at Seafirst Bank and later became a Para Professional both in the Bainbridge Island (Wilkes) and Mukilteo (Endeavour) School Districts. 

She was passionate about her family activities and reading many eclectic topics.  Kathy was Fanatical about Husky Football and was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.

Her kindness, generosity of spirit, wit, sarcasm and stubbornness were her most memorable traits.

Kathy is survived by her Husband Walter Wilson, her two daughters Erica Elder (Edmonds) and Gretchen Ridgeway (Ireland) and her much loved Grandsons Kayden Elder, Kameron Elder, Dylan Ridgeway and Liam Ridgeway.

A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at Creekside Church in Mountlake Terrace at 11am on Saturday April 5th, 2014.   www.thecreeksidechurch.org/directions

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Treehouse, a charity that was important to Kathy  www.treehouseforkids.org.


7 Responses to “Kathy Woodman Wilson”

  • Linda Carlock says:

    So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. The entire Wilson family and extended clans are in my prayers adn thoughts. May you have strength and peace during this difficult time of sorrow.

  • Lehman-Pearsall Family says:

    Kathy filled so many lives with her care, love and teaching. The world has been made a better place because of her. We are sending our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
    Leslie Lehman, Richard Pearsall and Laetitia Lehman-Pearsall

  • Erica Elder says:

    Thank you both.

    Rich, my mom simply adored and thought the world of you!

  • Bill Wilson says:

    Kathy was my old class mate in school, what a sweet, terrific, person.

    All my best and prayers, Bill Wilson

  • Christine Dickerson says:

    I will always remember Kathy from Franklin and from our youth group at Mt Baker Park Presbyterian. Prayers for the family; what a wonderful gal I knew!

  • Bob and Marigail Stamnes says:

    We feel so lucky and privileged to have Wood and you, Vic, as our good friends for over 45 years. Wood’s caring, dry sense of humor, and sense of adventure led to so many fun and memorable times for the 4 of us. We know being a wife, mother, and grandmother brought Kathy so much happiness. She loved her family so very much. Wood will be always missed and never forgotten by us. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Our love and sincere sympathy,
    Bob and MG

  • Bob Chatalas says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Vic and family. I have many fond memories of Kathy and the rest of the clan I grew up with in the great Mt. Baker neighborhood. It was a special group and Kathy was a solid and special part of that pie! Peace…..

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