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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC

OBITUARY

Kathy Koebensky Gauthier

July 14, 1960October 13, 2019

Kathy Koebensky Gauthier, 59, of Cary, NC passed away on October 13, 2019 due to complications from her battle with leukemia. Kathy was born in Virginia, Minnesota, graduated from Roosevelt High School, and earned an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture from University of Minnesota Crookston. She then went on to attend the University of Southern Maine. While in Maine, she met her husband of 36 years, Paul Gauthier. She is survived by her husband, her brother David Koebensky (Bonnie Yakes) of Downing, PA and the Lorbiecki and Bero families, who became Kathy’s “adopted” family and loved her as their own. Kathy’s greatest pleasure came from her beloved golden retrievers. She was at her best when serving others and was a steadfast source of help to family, friends and neighbors. She found great joy working in her gardens and kitchen; sharing her love of cooking and gardening with family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia, MN at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary, NC at 1:15 PM on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue or the Friends of the Greenhouse, Virginia, MN.

  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue or the Friends of the Greenhouse, Virginia, MN.

Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 22, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Memories

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Stan Deno

November 7, 2019

Dear Paul,
So sorry to hear about Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Stan Deno

Lou Farrell

November 7, 2019

Paul,
Carolyn and I are so sorry for your great loss. You and Kathy had a long and wonderful marriage. What a true blessing! We will keep Kathy and you in our daily prayers. God bless you. Lou Farrell

Craig Peterson

November 6, 2019

So very sorry to hear this news, Paul. You will be in our prayers.

Craig & Judy Peterson
CGA ‘76

Bill Nash

November 6, 2019

Paul,
I’m very sorry to hear of your great loss, especially after these many years you were together. Please know that Kathy and you are both in my prayers. And may the angels speed Kathy into the presence of God!

Bill Nash
CGA ‘76

Karen Wunderlin

October 28, 2019

Kathy was such a great friend. She befriended my husband and I when we first came to this neighborhood. We spent many days going to the farmer’s market, and enjoyed many lunches and special times over a cup of coffee. I will miss her advice and friendship always. Karen Wunderlin

Henrik Pedersen

October 26, 2019

Kathy! You where my best friend in this strange big country we moved to, we started out as neighbors and grew a real friendship almost immediately. You became my rock that I always could call when I needed help or just needed someone to talk to. We enjoyed so many fika's and fantastic dinners, I can't even take in the fact that you are not just a phone call away. I miss you so much and there is so much I want to tell you.

Paul! You are family to us, we can not enough express how sorry we are for your loss. We loved Kathy so much and your family became our family. In our family Ms Kathy and Mr Paul is everyday words and you two mean so much for us and our kids.
We will continue to make Ms Kathy's special drink for Moa and Karl and enjoy all the loving memories we have of Kathy and hope to make many new ones with you Paul.

Henrik, Jenny, Moa and Karl

Kathryn Mayes

October 26, 2019

Dear Mr. Gauthier,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Gauthier was an extraordinary women and she will be missed immensely.

Sincerely,
Kathryn Mayes

Lorelei Lindow

October 18, 2019

Paul,

I'm very sorry for your loss! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Sincerely, Lorelei Lindow
(previous middle school counselor at St. Michael)

Rozanne Farrell

October 15, 2019

Dear Paul,
Frank and I are saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. We offer our deepest sympathies to you and all of the family members. Please know we'll continue to keep you in prayer. May Kathy rest in peace.

Denise Dworznicki

October 15, 2019

Paul,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Kathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take solace in your wonderful memories and hold them in your heart. I pray that you find peace and comfort.