Katherine Anne Thies was born on October 27, 1951. Her brother, James, came first, then followed Kathy, then John on the same day.
They were born at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. Randal, her father, was studying pharmacy at the University and Donna was an R.N. at Ivinson Memorial.
They were later joined by Lori in 1954, Jack and Jill in 1957, and Barbara Jean in 1966 in Rushville, Nebraska.
Kathy graduated from Rushville High and then began pre-nursing at Chadron State College. She graduated with a nursing degree from Rapid Regional School of Nursing in Rapid City, South Dakota.
She spent most of her life caring for others. The last 37 years of her life were spent in nursing at Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Goodwin, her father Randy, her grandparents Louie and Ada Thies and Ed and Winne Rubain in Cass Lake, Minnesota.
Wake services and prayers were held Monday evening at Sacred Heart Church in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and mass was held at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10 a.m.
To her nieces and nephews, she was the best and most generous auntie ever!
Kathy died on May 28, 2019 at Warren Buffet Cancer Center in Omaha, Nebraska.