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Kathern I. Gilman

November 6, 1956 — April 1, 2023

Kathern I. Gilman

 

On April 1, 2023 Kathern Ilene Gilman of Post Falls, Idaho age 66. Passed into the living arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born to Larry and Ruth Mattin in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Kathie was their only daughter and oldest of four. Throughout her school years Kathie was involved in many school sports. After graduating Yoncalla, Oregon class of 1974. Kathie moved to Idaho to attend Boise Bible College. While there she met Richard Gilman and on March 18, 1978 they joined in marriage. 
 
 Rick and Kathie then moved to Kellogg Idaho, in June, 1987 their daughter and only child Melissa was born. A few years following the Gilman’s moved to the Cd’A/Post Falls area. 
 
 While attending college Kathie begin working for Sears. Later transferring to the Cd’A Sears catalog store. And continued working for Sears for almost 25 years. She also worked for the Post Falls School District as a paraprofessional. Kathie devoted 18 years to working at Tesh with children and adults with disabilities. Many would describe her as outgoing, silly, compassionate, and a wealth of knowledge. 
 
  Kathie was a member for 24 years at Real Life Ministries, serving in different ministries. The most important thing to her was that  others would know the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and making Him their Lord and Savior.  
 
 Kathie is proceeded in death by her beloved husband, and parents. Surviving members of her family are: David & Melissa Searls  of Post Falls Idaho, her two grandsons and brothers: Randy Mattin of Yoncalla, OR, Buddy Mattin of Roseburg, OR and Bob Mattin  of Sutherland, OR. And many more extended family.
A celebration of life service will be held at Real Life Ministries building one. On April 29, 2023 at 11 o’clock. Potluck reception to follow.
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