Katie Kiblen  

Katie Kiblen

Rest In Peace...
July 1, 2013

Former Mailing Address:

     80558 Lost Creek Road
     Dexter, OR 97431

Katie Kiblen Dwyer
 

Received from Kathryn Buchanan Maynard on July 3, 2013

It is with a very sad and heavy heart I contact you about the passing of my dear friend, Katie Kiblen Dwyer on July 1, 2013, just 3 days past her 67th birthday on June 28.
 
A friend found her crumpled on the floor of her front porch and called 911 and her husband. She died in his arms under a large cherry tree shortly after he arrived home from being called at work. She died peacefully of a stroke or heart attack, they are still investigating that.
 
I was notified by her son Nathan who now lives in Hawaii. He said there was not going to be a formal service, which was her wish.

Updated: August 31, 2013

Posted on DNews.com: Saturday, August 31, 2013 1:00 am

Katie Kiblen Dwyer, 67, of Dexter, Ore.

KatieKiblen DwyerKatie Kiblen Dwyer passed away July 1, 2013, at her home in Dexter, Ore.

Katie was born June 28, 1946, in Moscow to Chuck and Mary Kiblen. She graduated from St. Mary's School in 1960 and from Moscow High School in 1964. She earned a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Idaho in 1970 and a Master of Science in 1983 from University of Oregon.

In her younger years, Katie could be found at the horse corral in Moscow, lifeguarding at the public pool, skiing on the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain or water-skiing at Spirit Lake. Katie had a huge heart for people and animals. She truly enjoyed her life in the country with her husband, Brian, on their minifarm in Oregon. There was always an abundance to be shared with family and friends from the farm, such as jams, jelly, fruits, veggies and fresh honey. She had a pantry so full of canned goods from the garden, Brian had to build a special pantry large enough. Life was busy with the many animals on their property, and her goats were a recent joy that were added to her life.

Katie spent most of her working life teaching, training and caring for people with physical and mental handicaps; her true love was helping people.

She and Brian were married in 1968 and together raised three children. Katie was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Dave and Tom. She is survived by her husband, Brian; her children, Nathan of Honolulu, Hawaii; Melissa of Springfield, Ore.; and Aaron of Irvine, Calif.; two grandchildren; and her brother, Tod of Moscow.



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