Krabbe was born on March 9th, 1945 in Longview, Washington to
Kenneth Hout and Rita Lavonne (Bonnie) Corum. Her family moved
several times before finally settling in Medford, Oregon in
1948. Kathy attended St Mary’s Catholic School from first
grade through graduation in 1963. In high school she was a
cheerleader and her senior year was named homecoming queen.
After High School,
Kathy attended Southern Oregon College and received a
bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences in 1968. While at SOC
she met Jeffery Wayne Baker and they were married in 1968.
They had two children; Trace Daniel was born in 1971 in
Ashland, Oregon and Kelsi Lynn was born in 1976 in Redding,
California. Kathy and Jeff moved to Albany, Oregon in 1977.
They were divorced in 1986. In 1995 Kathy met Rick Krabbe and
they married a year later in Corvallis, Oregon. Kathy and Rick
would go on many adventures together including birding,
camping, white water rafting and, their most favorite
activity, watching their granddaughter Jordan grow.
Kathy began her career in Albany as a Citizens Valley bank
teller. In 1985 she was hired as a land use planner for Linn
County where she completed a 25 year career and retired in
Kathy was incredibly
kind and a sweet natured person. No one was considered a
stranger to her and an unfamiliar face just meant a new friend
to be made. From grade school through her entire working
career she made friends that lasted the rest of her life.
Kathy loved the
holidays, especially Christmas, she had many decorations that
she would proudly display for all to see. The most memorable
being her Santa ornaments which she had enough of to fill
Surrounded by those
close to her, Kathy took her last breath on earth and her
first in Heaven on November 29th, 2018. She was preceded in
death by her parents George and Bonnie. She is survived by her
loving husband Rick; children, Kelsi and Trace; Sister, Judy;
Brother, Roger; her four grandchildren, Jordan, Natalie,
Caitlin and Sarah and the many friends and acquaintances made
during her 73 years.
The Recitation of
the Rosary will take place at 10 AM on January 18 2019 with a
Mass to follow at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in
Albany, Oregon. A private inurnment will take place at
Siskiyou Memorial Park in Medford, Oregon. Arrangements
entrusted to Weddle Funeral