Kathleen Price Rollefson was born July 20, 1917 in Sifton, Wash. She passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her dog, cat and family in Chehalis, on April 8, 2013. Kathleen loved wildflowers, children and animals. She always looked on the bright side of life, seeing the best in everyone she met. Kathleen graduated from the University of Washington with a BS, RN, where she met Jack Rollefson, the love of her life. They married on August 23, 1941. Kathleen worked a few nights a week as an RN at St. Helens Hospital, while Jack worked as an Electrical Engineer at the Lewis County PUD in Chehalis. In 1959, the family moved to Seattle where Kathleen worked part time at Burien General Hospital in Labor & Delivery. In 1982, after Jack’s retirement from Boeing, they moved back to their 70 acre tree farm in Chehalis. Kathleen was in good spirits and had a happy disposition right up to the last week of her life, when she was finally diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She was very loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed. She was our sunshine.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Rollefson, one sister and two brothers. She is survived by her three daughters and their spouses, Sally (and David) Cowles, Ridgefield, Wash., Pamela (and Earl) Godt, Macomb, Ill., and Kristin (and Hans) Woldseth, Renton, Wash. Her grandchildren are Christopher (and Tami) Cowles, Brendan (and Heather) Cowles, Anne (and Nick) Judge, Allison Hoag, Casey Hoag, and six great-grandchildren.
The family requests that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
A memorial celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Chehalis