Loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend passed away on July 20, 2021 in San Diego, California at the age of 77.
Kathleen was born on November 19, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas to Ted and Hattie Kaufman. She was the youngest of four children and the only girl.
Kathleen and her family resided in San Diego, California for 49 years. She stayed home and raised her four children. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and cross stitching. She was an avid reader and enjoyed going to plays and movies. She loved to travel and did so extensively throughout her life.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Hattie Kaufman, her brothers, Donald and Darrell Kaufman.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Richard Sibley of San Diego, California, her daughters Melissa, Jennifer and Valerie and her son David, her grandchildren, Claire Helliker, Billie Harvey, Erin Harvey and Marcus Helliker, her great granddaughter, Carmen Villarreal and her brother Kenneth Kaufman of Mendenhall, Mississippi.
A Mass will be held in her honor at 10:00 am, August 17, at the Mission San Diego Catholic Church. Following the Mass there will be a gathering for a celebration of her life in the California Room of the Mission San Diego.
The CDC recommends the wearing of face masks at all indoor gatherings.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Alzheimer’s San Diego. Donations can be made online at alzsd.org/donate, over the phone at 858.492.4400 or mail to 6632 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111. Please make checks payable to Alzheimer’s San Diego.