Kathryn Kay Kennedy
May 2, 1942 – March 25, 2021
With a heavy heart, we share the passing of Kathryn "KK" Kennedy, 78, of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Kathryn passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening, March 25, 2021, at her son’s home in Greeley.
Kathy was born May 2, 1942, in Franklin, NE, a daughter of the late Gottlieb “Bud” and Alice (Rutt) Koch of Campbell, NE. She graduated from Upland High School in 1959.
Kathy was united in marriage to Norman Kennedy in 1961 of which two children were born. Her marriage dissolved and she moved with her sons from Hastings, NE to Loveland, CO in 1974. Although Kathy was always working, the majority of her career was at Hewlett-Packard Company. Once retired, she established her own businesses: Bear Country Accounting and snow plowing. She spent many years bartending at Dude Corral, Top Hat, and at Charly L’s. Kathy lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed being a mountain woman and spending time at her cabin. She was an avid fisherman and can still be heard yelling “Bingo!” when a fish would bite. You could find her sipping on a sugary coffee or Mountain Dew out on her deck where she sat enjoying nature, watching hummingbirds and visiting on the phone. Most of all, Kathy treasured spending time with her family, numerous friends, clients and neighbors. She had a soft spot for animals especially her dogs and is remembered as a generous lady whom always put others before herself. Her smile could light up the room and she made an impression on everyone she met. Her life was full of happiness and leaves cherished memories for all who knew her.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Neil and Myron (Marlene) Koch. She is survived by her sons; Brian Kennedy (Tracy) of Hastings, NE and Scott Kennedy of Greeley, CO; grandchildren, Jessica Soucie of Hastings, NE, Kylie Kennedy (James McNeil) of Greeley, CO, and Paige (Jason) Franzluebbers of Ankeny, IA; and great grandchildren, MaCoy, Jaylinn and Jaylie. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who know and love her; all of whom she claimed as family.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Allnutt Funeral Chapel in Loveland, CO with a reception following at Top Hat Lounge. Interment will be back home with a graveside service held at Presbyterian Cemetery in Campbell, NE on April 24th at 11 a.m. with lunch following at Westminster United Presbyterian Church.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.allnuttloveland.com for the Kennedy family.
Celebration of Life
Allnutt Funeral Service
Kathryn Kay Kennedy
April 7, 2021
Kathy, you were such a positive anchor in my life. The place I ran away from home to, the one who taught me to drive and the one who helped me keep it between the navigational beacons of life.
I hear you say "hey kid" with that lilt in your voice and that smile in your heart. I love you and I felt you the other morning as the radio played "I can see clearly now". I love you and miss you dearly. This year I'll send a call to heaven on your birthday instead of on your phone. You made the world a better place.
Love ya ...until we meet again 🥰
April 6, 2021
Thank you for so many things. First and foremost Thank You For being my Friend. It never failed that we would have a wonderful time together. I shall cherish those memories and there are many.
I feel lost at the moment. I already miss our Monday evening chats. I always looked so forward to Monday evenings.
We only had 11 years. Not very long but I feel Like we have know each other for a life time.. I shall miss you my dearest friend.
Love you forever,
April 5, 2021
I have such fun memories of Kathy. Our boys grew up on the same street in Hastings Ne. Many memories of the baseball games and football games with the boys. We lost touch when we both moved to different states. Just recently we connected again when we discovered her son, Brian, lives across the street from me. We had fun catching up on our lost time. Kathy is still a wonderful and fun person. I loved her like a sister. Rest in peace my dear friend
April 2, 2021
Thank you Kathy for everything, and I mean Everything. I will miss you dearly. Godspeed.
April 2, 2021
Katrina, may God's best Blessings be yours. I sure miss you.
April 1, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I just can’t believe this. Kathy was such a wonderful woman. She was always so nice to me and my family. I so enjoyed just spending time with her chatting about our families we always had many laughs and just enjoyed chatting with one another. May God Bless You All in your time of Grief! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. Deb
March 31, 2021
Thank you Brian for taking us to Colorado to spend time at your moms beautiful home. Kathy was wonderful host and cooked us some awesome meals!!! What a super spunky, fun loving gal!! We will truly miss her. Love to the Kennedy family. Love, Joe and Brenda
March 31, 2021
It seemed like this memory was shared alot...Kathy must of thought it was pretty funny. Her, Scott, Kylie, and I were at Golden Corral years ago....which was a buffet....so you had to eat all your food there...no doggie bags. Well we were stuffed but Kathy and I still had to have our cheesecake so I wrapped em up and shoved them in my purse to enjoy later. And we did and laughed about it. Oh Kathy....you will be missed!!!
March 30, 2021
I am beyond words with the news of losing my friend of the last 30 years. I will always have tons of cherished memories of the times we spent working together, going for coffee or just plain hanging around. Rest well my dear friend.