"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly."
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kathy Ford Wilson

My sweet and funny Aunt Kathy passed away Tuesday, May 6th, at 8:42PM, surrounded by her family.  Kathy was my youngest aunt; vibrant and full of life!  She was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer on February 15, 2013.  For just over a year she fought her hardest.  You would never know her suffering if you weren't in the midst of her immediate care.  She planned a wedding, talked in church and fulfilled her calling, faithfully wrote her missionary daughter, put on Christmas dinner for the Wilson family, and had a huge smile and a joke for you every time you saw her.

I will miss her so, so much.

It has been a hard week.  Grief is such a heavy burden!  BUT in the midst of it all, I have felt the love of a Heavenly Father and the strength of a loving Savior.  Kathy is not suffering; she has been freed.  While her family is left with heavy hearts, I know her spirit will never be far from them.  Dieter F. Uchtdorf said, "In His plan, there are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings."

Cami took this picture going to work the morning after Kathy passed.  All that light!  Heaven was smiling over it's newest angel.

The nursing staff at McKayDee were so impressed with Kathy and the strength of her family, that they decided to leave the light on outside her room the day after she passed.  She really was a beacon of light to all that knew her.

Wilson posterity- My Dad, Scott, Kevin, Sue, and Kurt.

Sending balloons to Heaven for our party girl.  We let off pink, lime green and orange (Kathy's favorite colors), and my uncle Kevin let off the white "eternity" balloon.

Aunt Kathy doing one of her favorite activities- kayaking!

Tyler and his wife Megan, Brooke, and Josh


  1. This is wonderful, Amy. Thanks for sharing .

  2. Thank you for sharing this with us.