June 27, 1941 ~ March 8, 2005

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Mrs. Kathleen K. "Kitty" Kitchell passed away late Tuesday evening, March 8, 2005, at her Farmington residence at the age of 63 years, 8 months & 11 days. Kathleen was born June 27, 1941, in Chicago, IL., to Alex & Jean 'Tompkins' Karres. Preceding-in-death were: 1 Daughter, Jennifer Lynn Kitchell, in-infancy & 1 Granddaughter, Linsey Dann..

Kitty was a retired Registered Nurse from Farmington State Hospital.

Survivors Include: Her HUSBAND, Roy Kitchell, of Farmington; 3 DAUGHTERS: Kimberly Voyles; Laura Wells & Sarah Kitchell, all of Farmington. 2 SONS: Henry Dann, of Ocala, Florida & Christopher Dann, of Farmington. 2 Step-Daughters: Sharon 'Mrs. Tom' Isabell; & Willa Hassell 'Mrs. Art' Combrink, both of Farmington. Her PARENTS: Alex & Jean 'Tompkins' Karres, of La Verne, California; 3 SISTERS: Kris 'Mrs. Gary' Southard; Karla 'Mrs. Tony' Lightner & Cathy 'Mrs. Dan' Byington, all of California; 2 BROTHERS: Ken (& Becky) Karres, of New Jersey & Scott Karres, of California. 19 GRANDCHILDREN & 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

Visitation starts Friday, 12 Noon

Chapel Service, Friday, 6 pm, March 11, 2005,

at TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Rocky Good officiating.

Memorials may be made to: * The American Lung Association.

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  1. I meet Kitty only twice but she has left a impresion on me. She was a very nice sweet person. My parents Ray and Donna have told me she has made a diffrentce in many peoples lives,that she has helped many at her work place. She was a very caring person and will be missed by many who loved her and cared about her. @->-

  2. What a wonderful lady. She was so kind and caring and helped me in every aspect of my life. I enjoyed working with her for many years and will greatly miss the motherly advice and beautiful friendship. I am so sorry for your loss. Debbie Lawson

  3. My memories will never fade of a lady who will live on in me as being a strong, compassionate,and loving lady. She kept me in line at work, and gave me advice with childcare, marriage , every aspect. I could count on her to listen. No one is ever truly alone. Just as a rock bears the mark of countless winds and water, we all contain echoes of the people who have mattered in our lives. And she is one of those. Chrissy, I am sorry for your loss, maybe she and my Dad will meet up there and talk about us. It will be OK; I promise. Kelly Johns

  4. I know that Kitty will be sadly missed by her family and she will be missed by us too. Ray and I both have fond memories of Kitty and will always remember her caring way. I will never forget the barbecue at the house when we got to ride horses and learned that the dog could say, "I'm hungry". You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Ray and Donna Neal

  5. I always remember Kitty as having a smile on her face and in her voice. She treated everyone equally. I will miss her.

  6. to all the surviving- my family and i send our sympathies to the families that aunt kitty has left behind. i am a daughter of charley kithell a brother to roy. our prayers will be going up for the family, just want you all to know we love you. God bless you !

  7. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the entire family of Kitty. Unfortunately, I never met Kitty, but I heard great and wonderful things about this beautiful lady as if I personally knew her myself,,,like what kind of wife, mother, and grandmother she was. She was truly amazing from what I heard and from the video tribute, I can see you couldn't of asked for a better woman,,,what a blessed soul she was. She was definately the most prettiest flower in her garden :0). God Bless you all & take care, Becky (Ciara's Mom)

  8. I knew Kitty for only a short time at SMMHC. She was an exemplary nurse; always kind and giving to everyone she made contact with, both patients and staff. Her passing has touched my heart but I know she is in a "better place". My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  9. Kitty was a very special lady, I know she will be missed by all who knew her. Please accept our deepest sympathy. John and Donna

  10. It was my pleasure to have gotten to know and work with Kitty at SMMHC. My prayers go out to her family for God's divine comfort.

  11. I worked with Kitty at the State Hospital. Kitty was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with her. I'm sorry for your loss.

  12. We are so sorry to hear of Kittys passing. She was a wonderful person, an excellent nurse, and a great friend. You are in all our thoughts and prayers.

  13. We are very saddened to hear about Miss Kitty's passing. We both worked with her. She was a wonderful woman and nurse. Her friendship and presence will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. My memories of Kitty are with me forever–her smile, patience, advice, friendship, and, most of all, her quiet grace. Chris, Laura, Sarah, and all of Kitty's family, thank you for sharing Kitty–she has forever enriched my life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  15. When Kitty came to the lab for blood work a couple weeks ago, she asked to see me if I wasn't too busy. I'm so glad we got to have that brief visit and that I got to see her laugh one last time. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  16. Dear Chris and family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. I know what it is like to lose a mother at such an early age in their life. Just know that I send my love and prayers to you now and forever. Your mother will always be remembered in many hearts for the wonderful person she was. If you need to talk, I am here.

  17. Kitty was such a phenomenal person, she trained me well and was so kind and understanding when as a new person you make a mistake and tell you the right way to do it. I will always remember her as a mentor and a very special person in my life.

  18. Kitty was such a wonderful lady. I worked with Kitty at SMMHC and she was always respectful and kind to all clients and co-workers. I never seen her angry, she always had a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed and will always be remembered with love and respect.

  19. Dearest Laura and families, No one can begin to comprehend the loss of a mother and a best friend until it happens. Time does help heal the pain in your hearts now, but the loving memories you each have to cherish will only become brighter. Soon you will notice your mom's character very subtlety surfacing in yourselves. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and yours at this very difficult time. Heartfelt sympathy,Barb&Tom.

  20. Kitty was a phenomenal nurse and will be missed by so many. It was an honor to be in the same profession as her. My deepest sympathy to her family. Chris and Sharon….you are in my thoughts.

  21. My condolences to all the family. She was a very sweet woman and will be missed greatly. Chris, call if you need anything. My prayers are with you.

  22. I am sorry to read of your loss. I am now living in Ft. Worth, TX, and unable to attend the service. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you, Tom Hampton

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