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Kathy L Mosholder

March 29, 1949 ~ March 29, 2022 (age 73)




Mosholder (Whitecotton, Paananen), Kathy “Kay” Louise, March 29, 1949 - March 29, 2022

Kay passed away on her  73rd birthday.  Hasidic Judaism states that, “life is a mission given to you that begins and ends on your birthday.  Dying on your birthday indicates you have completed your earthly mission”.  She was born in Hood River, OR to James Whitecotton and Violet Maurer Whitecotton. She grew up living in Hood River, Dayton, WA and St. Maries, ID.  

Kay was married to Dennis Paananen of Pocatello, ID.  After their divorce she met and then married John Mosholder who was a US Navy submarine sailor.  She and John visited 43 states and lived in 12 of those states in their 18 years of marriage.  She always considered her home a safe house for anyone at anytime.  She was an accomplished art framer and was a talented fabric-arts artist.  In the years prior to her death Kay completed over 100 blankets that were donated to the homeless shelters in Spokane, WA.   

Kay was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Patricia Ingram and Radene Cannon.  She is survived by her children Elizabeth Paananen, James Paananen and Debra Whitmore, her brothers Donald Whitecotton, Allen Ingram and her sisters Judi Miller, Susan Pfister and Molly Schnebly and many nieces and nephews.

Kay wished to be cremated and have her ashes spread on Mt. Hood in Oregon.  No services will be held per her request. 

Memorials can be made to American Lung Association @ lung.org




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