January 22, 1947 - February 20, 2019
Kathy lost her courageous six month battle with
stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer. Her next-to-the-last chemo-immune therapy treatment caused her to
develop an infection that could not be overcome at the Port Townsend Hospital. They valiantly tried to save her for seven days to no avail.
Kathy was a dear wife, daughter and sister who will be
so sorely missed. Kathy was a friend to so many people and after being a hostess at Seven Cedars Casino, for 16 years, seemed to know everyone in Jefferson and Clallam counties. She worked at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge as an event coordinator for the last year before her cancer diagnosis.
Kathy is survived by her husband of 15 years, Ron Klopfenstein; brother, Wayne (Peggy) King of Gardiner; nieces, a nephew and their children. Kathy had no children, but was adopted by Ron's five children and became known as 'GMA Kathy' to a whole bevy of little ones that came and camped, at her beloved
private park in Gardiner, over the 4th of July each year.