Kenai resident Kathy Karen Keck died September 5, 2010 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage from congestive heart failure. She was 51.
Per Kathy's request, no services will be held. Her cremated remains will be scattered in the Kenai River at a later date.
Ms. Keck was born February 20, 1959 in Inglewood, California to Jack and Mary Keck. She has lived in Kenai since July of 1968. Kathy graduated from Kenai Central High School in 1977. She attended two years of college in Oregon and worked for the Fish and Game Dept. for two years in Juneau.
Kathy was in the Kenai Junior School Band and the Kenai Central High School Band. She travelled with the band to Honolulu, HI. Kathy's other interest were reading, ceramics, working puzzles, and using the computer for business and communication.
The family wrote, "Kathy was loved very much by her parents, brother, niece and many friends. She was smart, funny, and mischievous as a child. Her brother remembers her calling to him as a toddler, "Tag wait, Tag, Tag, Tag please wait."
As Kathy grew older she developed compassion for others. She loved to go fishing and camping. Kathy was a joy to her parents and especially enjoyed long talks with her father. She had a special, deep love for her niece, Zori and great nephew, Steven. Kathy loved animals of all kinds, especially cats.
Kathy was preceded in death by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She is survived by her parents; brother, Craig Wallace-Keck and his wife, Dorothy of New Mexico; niece and husband, Zori and Sgt. Matthew Habermann and great-nephew, Steven John Habermann all of California.
Memorial donations may be made in memory of Kathy to The Kenai Animal Control Shelter, 510 N. Willow Street Kenai, 99611 or a charity of your choice. Cards can be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Keck, 1201 Lilac Lane Kenai, Alaska 99611.
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