Kathleen Bagnall Gillette
April 18, 1936 – June 18, 2021
Kathleen (Kathy) Laura Bagnall Gillette was born April 18, 1936 in Baker, Oregon to Edward and Ada Baldock Bagnall. She passed away on June 18, 2021 at a local care facility. Kathy had just turned 85 and leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends in Pendleton.
Kathy married Richard Gillette on July 12, 1962. Her first job (in 1954) was working for Clubb Super Cream Ice Cream Fountain and Lunch and she could still rattle off how she answered the phone 67 years later. She also worked for Mel’s 24 Flavors and Smith’s Cannery. Kathy worked with Helen Schick at Frazier Book Store and her boss, Homer Waggoner, said he employed a couple “sharp” girl! She retired from Interpath Laboratories after over 30 years making many lifelong friends with co-workers.
Kathy loved being involved in PTA, Blue Birds and Campfire Girls when the girls were young. Also, Christian Women’s Club, Credit Professionals International, Dirt Dabblers, Pendleton Travel Club, and Salvation Army Saturdays with a group from her church. Kathy enjoyed traveling, crafting, photography, and she had a passion for gardening. She was an avid reader but her favorite thing was spending time with her family.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Gillette, father, Edward Bagnall Sr, mother, Ada B Brewer, step-father, Clifford Brewer, and brother, Dennis Bagnall. She is survived by daughters Sharon (Doug) Rowe, Pendleton; Christine (Steve) Evans, Eugene; and Julie (Randy) Crawford, Pendleton; Step-daughter, Linda (Rod) Gresham; step-son, Steven (Patti) Gillette, The Dalles; brother, Edward Bagnall Jr of Bremerton, Washington; her 10 grandchildren; her 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 10”00 am at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton, Oregon. Burial to follow at Olney Cemetery and a reception at The Eagles of Pendleton from 12:30 to 3:30, 428 S Main Street. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to The Salvation Army.
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