Kathleen Wile

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September 16, 1944 ~ September 11, 2017
"Teacher Kathy"

Kathleen died Sept. 11, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born to Marie Francis McDowell and Basil Eugene McDowell on Sept. 16, 1944, in Woodland WA. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1962.
Kathleen continued her education at Clark College where she met William Wile and the two have been together every since. They were married on January 24, 1964.
Kathleen always dreamed of teaching, so when the opportunity arose, she started teaching at the Woodland Preschool in 1971, assisting her Great Aunt Ethel Georig. This was the beginning of a Legend, when Ethel retired, Kathleen founded the Woodland Coop Preschool. In all, "teacher Kathy" taught preschool for 33 years, and retired in 2005.
Since retirement, Kathy and Bill have traveled from Florida to Hawaii, and enjoyed themselves, friends, and family every stop along the way. But most of all, they enjoy being home where all of the friends and family could come and enjoy the paradise they have built over the years.
One of Kathleen's favorite sayings was ~
"Always make time to say 'Good Job Self".
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Bill Wile; brother, Duane McDowell; children, Kelle Price (Larry) and Robert Wile (Kris); grandchildren, Geoff Wile, William Price, Kristina Price, Ashley Ybarbo (Anthony), Bryanna Johnson, Bryce Johnson, Caleb Price; great-grandson, Gunner Wile; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, friends, all of her past students, and what she always called her "adopted family".
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Basil "Hoot" McDowell.
~ Kathleen will always be loved and never forgotten. ~
Service will be held at 2p.m., Sun., Sept. 17, 2017. All are welcome to attend, Grace Community Church, 1311 Lewis River Rd., Woodland, WA 98674 (360-225-4484).
Please sign her guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Sept. 14, 2017