Strate Funeral Home


Kathryn Joan Marie Wilcox

September 10, 1957October 2, 2020


Kathryn Joan Marie Wilcox passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Kathy was born on September 10th, 1957 in Spokane, Washington to Gale and Irma Gfeller who preceded her in death. She grew up in Lind, Washington and graduated from Lind High School. She then attended WSU, EWU, and Gonzaga University studying education. Kathy married Jim Wilcox on October 21st, 1978 and they raised their family in Harrington. Kathy worked as the manager of US Bank in Harrington for thirteen years and then became the Chief Civil Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office for the last sixteen years. Kathy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and loved nothing more than spending time with her family at her home and at the lake cabin. Kathy is survived by her husband Jim and their three children, Courtney (Eric) Strozyk, Tyson (Deeya) Wilcox, Jaymie (Andrew) Bennett, and six grandchildren Fiona and Dahlia Strozyk, Tanner Wilcox and Taylor, Cheyenne and Brooks Bennett. Her siblings Greg, Garry and Pam along with numerous nieces and nephews. A family graveside will be held at St.Francis Cemetery in Harrington, Washington at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Harrington Opera House Society or the Harrington Town Square Project. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy maybe shared at for the Wilcox family. STRATEFUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.


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Dana Reyburn

October 14, 2020

So many words come to mind to describe Kathy. Special, caring, kind, integrity. I had gotten a card to give to her, to let her know how special she was but unfortunately it just sat on my desk. Kathy, my card to you read, "SPECIAL" is the word that best describes you...Special is a word that is used to describe something one of a kind, like a hug or a sunset or a person who spreads love with a smile or kind gesture. Special describes people who act from the heart and keep in mind the hearts of others. Special applies to something that is admired and precious and that can never be replaced. Special is the word that best describes you." Written by Teri Fernandez. Kathy this card is you in every way my dear friend.

David Hearrean

October 11, 2020

I will always remember Kathy's smile and the pleasant conversations we had together. She will be greatly missed as she always had a kind word and a greeting for everyone even for the defense attorney. I am so sorry for your loss and I thank you for the sacrifice you made that allowed us to have these pleasant memories of Kathy for the rest of our lives. Dave Hearrean

Tracy Rush

October 9, 2020

Thinking of all of you in these difficult days and wishing you God's peace. We remember Kathy for her smile and ambition! She has passed these things on to her family! We want you to find hope and courage in your memories of her.
Blessings. Tracy & Mike Rush

Tonya Houck

October 8, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing; she will be greatly missed. Wishing your family comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,
Jason and Tonya Houck

Charlene (Stratton) Dawson

October 8, 2020

My heart goes out to her family and sibling's she was fun to be around and we shared some good times at the Showboat Tavern in Coolin, ID she will be missed. Hugs to all

Sara Panter

October 8, 2020

I always remember her smile. PRAYERS FOR ALL OF YOU. I bet her and Gale are having a beer and telling jokes.

Beth Finch

October 4, 2020

We are so sorry and sadden for your families loss. Kathy was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike and Beth Finch