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Kathy Fulton Mahaffey

On August 3, 2014, Heaven gained a beautiful soul after Kathy Fulton Mahaffey lost her battle with cancer. Kathy was born March 12, 1957 in Las Vegas, Nev. She was the daughter of Suzan and Jerry Darby and the late Ron Fulton.

In 1977 she was married to Tharyn Sims and they had two children, Josh and Ashley. In 1994 she remarried Kevin Mahaffey and had two more children, Hunter and Ty.

Kathy loved family, friends, and being a grandma. She enjoyed canning, cooking, reading, and following the athletic events of her children.

She is survived by her mother, Suzan Darby; her children, Josh Sims, Ashley Sims, Hunter Mahaffey, and Ty Mahaffey; grandchildren, Leo and Trey Esselstrom and Brody Sims; and her siblings, Cindy Mahaffey, Roni Rosenthal, Kay McKibben, and Brian Darby. She was preceded in death by her father, Ron Fulton.

A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Rainbow Bay, Lake of the Woods. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Oregon Humane Society. Arrangements by Perl Funeral Home.