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Kathleen D. Tadlock


November 20, 2018

ABERDEEN, Wash. - It is with profound sadness that the family of Kathleen D. Tadlock, announces her unforeseen passing on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen.

She was born, Dec. 5, 1959, in Arlington, Texas, late daughter of Samuel B. and Mary Elizabeth (Gottwald) Tadlock.

Kathleen was a 1978 graduate of A.D. Johnston High School, Bessemer, Mich., where she participated in Speedgirl basketball, volleyball, track and the school's rifle team. After graduation, she moved to Evanston, Ill., where she worked and attended college at Loyola University in Chicago. In 1987, she relocated to Seattle, and worked at Muzak Corporation while attending Seattle University. For many years, Kathleen worked as a personal executive assistant for senior business executives/

owners in the greater Seattle/

Bellevue area.

One of Kathleen's greatest joys over the years was spending time with her nephews and nieces and goddaughter, Isabella Kathleen. She enjoyed traveling with them to Europe and throughout the Pacific Northwest, cooking and hiking together, going to movies, shopping, swimming, attending Seattle Mariner baseball and Seahawk football games while watching each of them grow and mature to raise lovely families of their own.

An avid outdoor enthusiast and adventure seeker, Kathleen enjoyed hiking, rafting and wildlife viewing in Alaska, ski trips and visits to Telluride, Colo., bicycling, skiing and hiking the mountains of the North Cascades and British Columbia, Canada, boating on Lake Washington and Puget Sound, and listening with awe to the sounds of the waves of the Oregon and Washington coast. She also loved to entertain her close friends and families and cook wonderful ethnic or regional dinners. Kathleen most recently learned the fine art of razor clam digging on the Washington coast, although eating them was not her cup of tea.

One of her most cherished personal athletic accomplishments involved training for and completing the STP (Seattle to Portland) bicycle ride: a 200-plus mile ride, the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Pacific Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Milan G. Mahnke; and brothers, Samuel Bruce and Paul Robert.

Survivors include sisters and brothers: Lisa M., of Hurley, Wis., Sharron L., of Montreal, Wis., Ronald L., of Wakefield, Mich., Gregory A., of Seattle, Val F., of Euless, Texas, Kevin J., of Ithaca, N.Y., and Keith W. (Crissy Lutz), of Chetek, Wis .; nephews and nieces: Jeffery L. (Gracie) Tadlock, Ironwood, Mich., Paul R. Rooni (Jesse), Wakefield, Eric C. Tadlock, San Antonio, Texas, David L. (Abbey) Tadlock, New Orleans, La., Jayna Graham (Gordon), Omro, Wis., Shane (Kayla) Winchester, Archdale, N.C., Sarah Fortune, Hurley, Joshua Tadlock, Rhinelander, Wis., Conner Drier (Amanda), Montreal, and Trent and Hannah Tadlock, Chetek; the Gottwald families of South Milwaukee and Springstead, Wis., and Tadlock families of Garland and Emory, Texas; special families, James and Judy DeStefano, Evanston, Julianne Peterson, Puyallup, the Strickers, of Olympia and Aberdeen, and Cheri Pigneri, Isabella Kathleen and Gianni, Indian Wells, Calif.

In her final charitable act, Kathleen's corneas were donated to SightLife (, a nonprofit global health organization exclusively focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world.

Kathleen's family expresses their sincere gratitude to the medical staff of Grays Harbor Community Hospital ER, Critical Care Unit, and attending physicians Dr. Lee and Dr. Donohue for their dedication and compassion while she was in their care.

Per Kathleen's wishes, there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: P.O. Box 61, Michigan Ave., Montreal, WI 54550.

A celebration of her life will be held privately with friends and family in late spring 2019. Interment will be at the Hillside Cemetery, Iron Belt, Wis.

Expressions of affection in a charitable contribution in Kathleen's memory are suggested in lieu of flowers to American Heart Association (, Dove Inc. (, Regional Hospice ( or any animal shelter of your choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen. Condolences may be left online at and Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., Wakefield, at


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