Paonia resident Kathy Gillenwater died Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 54.
A memorial service was held Dec. 19 at the Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Paonia with James Gall officiating. Inurnment followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Kathleen Lynette McAdams was born in Eureka, Calif., June 22, 1962, to Edwin and Elaine (Bartow) McAdams. She grew up in Eureka and graduated from Ukiah High School in 1980.
She moved to Hayden in 1981 and to Paonia in 1992.
On June 11, 1994, she married Rick Gillenwater in Paonia.
She managed Gilly's Convenience Store in Hayden for many years and after moving to Paonia she worked at Stop 'n Save for a couple of years. She most recently worked at First National Bank of Paonia.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, canning, gardening, camping, hunting, snowmobiling, ATV riding and boating. She was a member of Paonia Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband, Rick; her mother, Elaine Dimmick of Hayden; her sister, Yvonne (Roy) McAnally of Craig; her children, Stefannie (Brandon) Brown of Grand Junction, Travis (Christy) Loberg of Paonia, Jennifer (Ryan) Bell of Hayden and Kimberlee Gillenwater of Paonia; her grandchildren, Kobe, Alex, Christa, Courtney and Teagan; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl McAdams.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Paonia Nativity Scene Fund, PO Box 893, Paonia, CO 81428, or the Paonia Garden Club, c/o Kathy Cline, 44913 Bowie Rd., Paonia, CO 81428.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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