Kathleen Fae Stilwell born September 24, 1951, peacefully passed from this world in Mt. Ogden Health and Rehabilitation Center on December 23, 2022, at the age of 71, supported by her loving husband of 49 years, Joseph Stilwell and her two sons and their families.
Kathleen was born in Ogden, she attended Bonneville High School where she excelled in all her classes.
After she graduated with honors, she began her 38-year career with the federal government. She retired in 2007 when she lost her vision. Kathleen was proud of her service to the United States.
Kathleen met her future husband, Joseph Stilwell, while she was on a date with another man. It was pretty much love at first sight, and they have been best friends for over 50 years and married for 49 of those years.
Kathleen was active in the Ogden Association of the Blind (OAB) and at the time of her death was the president. She had many good times in the OAB, which included social and educational activities.
Grandma, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren, along with her husband, babysat their grandchildren full time (five days a week) from the time they were born until they started school and during the summer when they were on break. Her grandchildren were never seen by Kathleen because of her blindness, but she knew what they looked like from the descriptions given to her by her husband and children. Her sons and grandchildren have a lasting memory of her time spent with them. They will always remember the good times they spent together at their home in South Ogden.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Fae Stegen and her brothers Jim and David. She is survived by her loving Husband, Joseph Stilwell aka Grandpa and her two sons: Jonathan Stilwell, his wife Erin and their children Tyler, Karly, Shelby, and Jerrick; and Joseph Stilwell, his wife Rashell and their children Rebecca and Joseph Stilwell.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.