Kathleen Lavonne "Kathy" Rubbelke

February 13, 1964 ~ June 11, 2017

Kathy was born Feb. 13, 1964 (one-half hour before Valentine's Day), in White Salmon, WA and died June 11, 2017, in Gransbury, TX, at the age of 53. She graduated from Prairie High School in 1984 and married Dale Rubbelke in August of 1992.
Her mantra since age 2, was "I can do it myself!" Kathy's hobbies were crocheting, painting, re-doing furniture, collecting frogs, fishing (especially since she always out-fished Dale) and dancing, even if it was just dancing around the home with Dale. Her favorites were: the color green, petunias and singer, Garth Brooks.
The most important thing in life to Kathy
was the love she had for her family.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Dale; daughter, Sarah Laskowski; son, Joseph; grandchildren, Dante and Natalie Justice; mother, Nancy Nail; and brothers, Michael (Christie) and Edwin Nail.
She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Nail.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, 1 p.m., at The Lofts (Glenwood Place) in "The Commons" room, 5300 NE 82nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662.
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 1, 2017.
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To, Kathy's family, I'm so sorry for your loss,iam praying for you all.she was my bright spot in an otherwise boring high school experience,we were "the Kathy's"I wish I could talk to her one last time and get that big friendly hug she always readily gave me.to all of us, love one another,give hugs,life is short.ILoveYou,Kathy, your memories are with me always ❤
Kathy Wells
September 20, 2017
RIP my Friend. I will Forever remember your Sweet Smile and Kind Words!Prayers to Family and Friends.
Chrissy Dearey
September 6, 2017
Nancy, Mike and Ed,
Dale, Sarah and Joey,
My heart is broken for you, I'm so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a great friend to me, I loved her 'nothing is going to stop me' spirit. Keep her memories close in your heart.
September 4, 2017
I went to school with Kathy in the Evergreen school district for many years and at Prairie high school and I must say she was one of the nicest people that I ever met! My heart goes out to her husband and family and I wish her peace.
Emily Eckstrom-Wales
September 2, 2017
My condolences to Dale and everyone in her family. She will be missed. I glad she called me her friend.
Carla Wilson
September 1, 2017
My condolences to her friends and family. You are in my thoughts.
LaRee Brosseau
September 1, 2017
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