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Kathleen Skordas



On the morning of Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Kathy passed away after a courageous five-year battle with cancer. She spent her last days in the comfort and care of her son, Richard, and his wife, Meg, of Liberty Lake, Washington. She was 72 years old at the time of her passing.

Kathy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 10, 1944. She was the only child of LaVerne C. Becker.

Kathy met the love of her life, Tom, in the fall of 1960. They were married in Salt Lake City on December 5 that same year. She was just 16 years old at the time. Two years later, they welcomed the first of their two sons. She was a fantastic wife and mother who dedicated her life to her husband and her children. Kathy was more likely to be found leaning over the fender of a car working on the engine with Tom than baking in the kitchen. Her favorite days were spent behind the wheel of their boat. Kathy was one of the first women qualified to drive in a National water ski tournament. Even today, water skiers across the northwest remember her for her skills in the driver's seat. Her older grandchildren will forever cherish the outfits and blankets she crocheted for them when they were young.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tom Skordas, of Coulee Dam; her son, Rob (Boulder City, Nevada); his wife, Paula ,and their two children: Daphne (currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Little Rock, Arkansas) and Korbin; and her son, Richard (Liberty Lake); his wife, Meg, and their two children, Ella and Olivia. Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, LaVerne C. Becker.

The family has chosen to not hold a memorial service at this time. Instead, the family will host a celebration of Kathy's life in June. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Cancer Care Northwest Foundation.

The family extends a special thank you for the professional and loving care provided by Cancer Care Northwest and all the doctors, nurses, and staff involved with her treatment these past five years. Tom and Rob also wish to express their sincere appreciation to Richard and Meg for welcoming Kathy into their home for her final days. Kathy received plenty of hugs and kisses from her youngest granddaughters.

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