November 20, 1947 - July 2, 2017
Kathi was born November 20, 1947 in Ashland, Oregon to Richard and Phyllis Schroeder. She attended Medford High School and graduated in 1966. The past 34 years Kathi has spent with her companion and traveling partner, Joe Gilmour. Their greatest memories were of traveling the United States, Mexico, and Canada together. They were happiest when they were able to create new shared adventures in The Big Easy, New Orleans, Kathi's favorite destination. She loved horseback riding on the beaches of Ensenada, Mexico; exploring the big island of Hawaii; and shooting off the top of the Big Shot in Las Vegas. She lived for air boat rides in the Everglades, salmon fishing in Alaska, and crabbing the Oregon coast. She was, and will always be, a true free spirit, and Heaven just got a little bit brighter on this day.
Kathi was preceded in death by her father, Richard D. Schroeder. She is survived by her mother, Phyllis; her companion, Joe; sons, Ronnie and Sonny; and honorary children, Brett, Brent, Heather, and Heidi. 17 grandchildren had the pleasure of calling her "grandma," followed by eight great-grandchildren.
To sum up her life in these few lines of text is impossible, so the family is inviting all friends and acquaintances to join us for a celebration of life at the Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St. SE, Salem, OR 97301, July 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Alliance at www.OCRFA.org. Thank you and God bless.