April 7, 1969 - December 26, 2012

Kathryn Bernadette Geaney was born April 7, 1969 at the Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif. to John and Nola (Paull) Geaney. She left this world for her Heavenly home on December 26, 2012, following a lengthy illness.

Kathryn was a 1987 graduate of Ashland High. In 1991, she graduated Southern Oregon University where she received a B.A. degree spending a year studying Spanish in Spain. She attended and graduated Portland State Univeristy receiving a degree in international studies. Kathryn received her masters degree in speech pathology from San Diego State. She went on to work as a speech pathologist with Kaiser and Scripps Hospitals in San Diego, Calif. where she provided specialized care to home-bound patients.

Kathryn was a very loving daughter and a devoted Christian. It was her deep faith in God that sustained her during many difficult months. She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church in San Diego, and she frequently volunteered and served on mission trips to northern Mexico. She loved life and she loved spending time with her dear friends in San Diego. Kathryn had many interests; she enjoyed the theater, dancing, and walking. She loved to travel and she visited Australia (the birthplace of her mother) many times. Other travels included a trip to Mexico and a wonderful trip to Italy with her mother.

Kathryn is survived by her parents, Nola and John Geaney Capt. USN (Ret.) Medford, Ore.; and two brothers, Capt. Sean Geaney USN, Stafford, Va., his wife, Kaye, and their three sons, John, Michael, and Thomas; brother, LTCL Casey Geaney, MC, U.S. Army, Washington DC. Kathryn is also survived by her beloved aunt, Rozanne Paull, of Tamworth, Australia and her aunt Lue Geaney, of Coquille, Ore.

The Geaney family wishes to thank all those who offered thoughts and prayers during Kathryn's illness. A heartfelt thanks too, for the members of Asante Hospice program for their compassionate care and words of encouragement.

A private family service is planned.