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Olinger Highland Mortuary & Cemetery

10201 Grant St, Thornton, CO

OBITUARY

Kathleen Anne Nolan-Gray

September 26, 1966September 12, 2019
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Kathleen Anne Nolan-Gray, age 52, of Westminster, Colorado passed away on Thursday September 12, 2019. Kathleen was born September 26, 1966 in Westminster, CO. She married Richard Gray on June 3, 2017 in Federal Heights, CO. She worked as a Credit Investigator with property management companies. She loved to go to concerts, go to the beach and enjoy time with her children and husband Richard. She was also a member of the Northwest Eagles Club.

Kathleen is survived by her loving husband Richard "Rick" , children, Chelsea Mankie, Ryan Mankie, Michael Gray & Megan Gray, grandson Asher Ryan Ramerez, brothers, Mike Nolan & Patrick Nolan. Preceded in death by her parents, Ivan & Beverly Nolan, and one brother Randy Nolan.

A celebration of life for Kathleen will be held Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Olinger Highland Mortuary Chapel, 10201 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229.

Fond memories of Kathleen and expressions of sympathy for her family may be shared using the guest book link below.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 22, 2019

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Steve Woolley

September 22, 2019

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September 22, 2019

Jeannie Malone

September 21, 2019

When Kathy started working in our office in 1998, who would have guessed the friend she would become and that we would lose her at such a young age.
Kathy was a great employee - always there and ready to do her job. She participated in all the company get-togethers, which is how we really got to know her. She always made her jalapeno poppers for the company picnic and would drop them off on her way to work so they'd be there when the party started (since she worked Saturdays). The apartment association held an annual event called the chili cook-off. After we ate Kathy's green chili, it became our regular entry! She was a great cook and always wanted to know what she could bring to any get-together.
But most of all, Kathy was a kind, caring, fun loving person - the friend anyone would wish for - and how very much we'll miss her.

Kim Darnell

September 21, 2019

My most recent memory is of the impromptu car show on your street. I'll never forget the smile on your face that day. I will always remember your beautiful smile and your huge heart...not to mention all the attitude packed into that tiny little body. You were a force to be reckoned with! You were never afraid to just be you. You loved your family and friends fiercely and would have done anything to protect them. Thank you for being a second mama to my daughter and for loving her babies like your own. We will all miss you so much! Rest easy Kathy...we love you.

Laura Brown

September 19, 2019

Well miss Kathy one of my favorite memories of you is how you loved the Renaissance festival and how you would dress up like a wench for Halloween at the office party, thank you so much for being an awesome person and an awesome friend, thank you for sharing your smile with me. Your smile would brighten my day, I'm going to miss you . Rest in peace pretty lady Love you always.

Janet Lewis

September 18, 2019

Well Miss Kathy, I didn't know you real well but did go to your house for a party once and talked with you at Northwest Eagles. You always had your great smile, a kind word and a nice hug. I know you will be missed by many but so happy you are no longer in pain and now at peace with our Lord and savior. Give a hug to Peggy and see you again in paridise.

Cassie Gonzalez

September 18, 2019

Kathy,
I was so lucky to know you! Although it may have only been a few short years, there certainly are great memories! I wish we could have made more but that's for when we meet again. I'll never forget the time we both were looking SO forward to seeing Firehouse at The Venue; we finally got there, had some drinks, okay....a lot of drinks, awesome conversation, SO much fun and by the nights end you say "When is Firehouse coming out?!?" (they had already been out, we had front row and missed the whole set list!) You were SO mad and convinced they never played. lol Vegas?! Oh man! I got you to get not 1 but 3 lap dances! I was so scared to get one myself even though you kept telling me to get one with you! The smile on your face that night and the pure happiness in your laughter made that entire trip! I'm glad we shared some pretty great times together. Everyone that had a chance to know you is beyond lucky, anyone that didn't get that chance completely missed out. I will miss you, your laugh, your smile, your CHILI, the way you could tell anyone the way you felt and your ability to be completely real and YOU. That's something I will always admire. I love you beautiful and will miss you. Till we meet again, Rest in Paradise.

Tammy Heid

September 18, 2019

I never knew two people could become so close and not be related. You were a dear friend, companion, and confidant who I have come to cherish. We shared so much in such a little time. God took his Angel home with open arms. We learned of each others likes and dislikes. Your love for sunflowers, all good people, your children, Rick, and Asher. Everyone is going to miss your loving smile and kind heart. But I know you were ready and now you are free. I love and will miss you my dearest friend.

Andrea Sanborn

September 18, 2019

I met Kathy at the Eagles club and she was always a joy to be around. We had a few good laughs as well as a few good tears when she got sick. I would send her messages to ask how she was and no matter how lousy she felt, she would always ask how I was and remained up beat. Kathy, I will miss your laugh and your energy. Heaven has gained another angel for sure.

Grace Sutherland

September 18, 2019

I guess the most incredible time I can say spending with Kathy is when my husband Danny Sutherland and I gathered all of our friends and and family to put on a car show just for her on her street in front of her house. When Rick told me the story about her condition just before the Fourth of July holiday about planning to do something for her and could never find the right time either because she was too tired or too weak, I said, “you can’t plan for events like this,” you just have to do it! So, I took it upon myself and made sure I asked my husband to cut our cabin trip short from the mountains and came home early to give Kathy the best priceless gift she would ever have and what an amazing day it was! Here is Kathy with my puppy Charlie Grace and all of our friends and family to show all the love in the World to Kathy as she deserved it. It gave her a second wind to keep on going - Sunday, July 7, 2019 will be a day we will never forget - Burn Rubber and lots of Smoke!! ~ it was Kathy‘s Celebration of Life Day! ~ we will always love you !❤️ And you will always be cherished and missed thank you for your presence in our lives may we meet again...

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