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Kathy Woodman Wilson, aged 67, passed away in Edmonds on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Born to the late Edith and Jack Woodman on Nov. 20, 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 bachelor of arts degree 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 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5. (Visit /directions.)

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

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