Kimsen Lea Ehrman

Kimsen Lea Ehrman (Sobottka) passed away on Feb. 28, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born in Seattle on April 9, 1949 to Robert and Evelyn Sobottka.

Kim attended Seattle public schools and graduated from Chief Sealth High School in 1967,

She attended Central Washington University, majoring in art, where she met Patrick Ehrman. They married on May 17, 1969 and spent the next 30 years in Yakima raising their daughter, Leslie.

While in Yakima, Kim worked for John I. Haas selling hops to a burgeoning craft brew industry. She was very active in Beta Sigma Phi and the Junior League of Yakima.

In 1999, Kim and Pat moved to Bainbridge Island where Kim was employed by Vision Care as an office manager and optical technician. They moved to Poulsbo in 2005 and Kim retired in 2015.

Kim was fun-loving and a calm, sweet, positive force with all whom she engaged and an amazing wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed quilting for more than 25 years. She was also a member of the Bookends Book Club and liked to garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Evelyn Sobottka. Kim is survived by her husband Patrick Ehrman of Poulsbo; daughter Leslie Babich (Ehrman); son-in-law Joseph E. Babich III of Tampa, Florida; and three siblings: Jerry Wuichet of Napa, California, Judi Faulkner of Olympia, and Ted Sobottka of Puyallup. Kim has two grandchildren; Cole and Carsen Babich.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Stone Chapel in Poulsbo.

Memorial donations can be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at 206-606-2070.

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