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Kathy L McConnell

Updated: Jan 25

April 20, 1956 - June 23, 2023

Kathy L McConnell passed away on June 23, 2023 in Spokane, Washington at the age of 67. Kathy was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Harol and Norma McConnell on April 20,1956. Kathy attended Warren G. Harding High School in Downey, CA and obtained her GED from a continuation school in 1974. She went on to attend higher education to become a nurse. She started that journey in 1980 at Clovis Adult School in Clovis, CA and became a Certified Nursing Assistant. She later returned to Clovis Adult School in Clovis, California where she completed the Licensed Vocational Nurse program. She pursued her Registered Nursing Associate’s Degree and graduated from Fresno City College on May 21, 1999.  Kathy worked for many years as a Home Health Nurse in Fresno and Madera County in California. She was dedicated to helping those in need and was known for her kindness, compassion, and love for her patients. She loved thrift stores and would often be found spotting a real piece of vintage Fiesta ware from a distance. Kathy is survived by her sister, Denise Riffe and husband George Riffe, niece Brandy Austin, her daughters Michelle Matos Beardon, Nichole “Nikki” Garcia, and son Jonathan Woodley. She had seven grandchildren, Austin Hershenson, Viviana Heineman, Joshua Woodley, Andrew Qualls, Joel Garcia, Seth Garcia, and Iliza Woodley.  Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, Harol and Norma McConnell, sister Cynthia Kay McConnell, brother Keith McConnell, niece Brenda Kay Gardner, her beloved pets Gizmo and Coco. A Celebration of life will be held on August 5, 2023 in Tucson, Arizona. 

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