Kathryn Leigh Gale, 56, was granted her angel wings on June 5, 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Kathy had touched in some way throughout her life.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11th, 11:00AM at the English Funeral Chapel in Post Falls, Idaho.
She was born to O’Neil and Donna (Gordon) Arnson on July 14, 1954 in Williston, North Dakota. She lived there throughout her childhood until she moved to Renton, Washington in 1968 with her step-father Arnie Bakken, her mother, sister and 3 brothers.
Kathy married David Huff and had two children, Tina & Shawn. Her life was her family and her interests consisted of gardening, quilting, camping, cooking and martial arts. She earned her black belt and then began to teach women self defense and young children from ages 2 and up.
In 1994, she moved to Post Falls, Idaho where she started a Karate school. She lived there happily for 17 years with her soul mate Robin Gale. They were married April 17, 2002 in California.
Kathy was an inspiration to everyone and always had a witty comment that put a smile on your face. She was caring, strong-willed, courageous and a fighter through years of medical problems. Kathy never let her illness take charge of her life and she enjoyed every day as if it were her last.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Robin; daughter & fiancé’, Tina and Wayne, son and spouse, Shawn and Maureen; granddaughters, Alison, Tylene and Taylor; 4 brothers; Paul, Dan, Tom, and Kelly Arnson; 1 sister, Cindi Mersman; nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, mother, grandparents and a half sister.
Contributions may be sent to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.