Kathi Diane Walton, 64 of Star Valley, Wyoming lost her battle with Leukemia on August 13, 2021 at the Idaho Falls Community Hospital surrounded by family.
Kathi was born October 25, 1956 in Tacoma, Washington to Donald Edwin Reich and Roberta Arlene Locke. She grew up and would graduate high school in Yakima, Washington. She then went on to attend Nursing School in Idaho Falls, Idaho and obtained her Nursing degree. After working in her nursing career for a short time she chose to serve an LDS mission and was called to the Edinburgh, Scotland mission.
On September 21, 1989, She was married and sealed to Brian Elwood Walton in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. She became a mom on that date to Mialisa and Trever Walton. Later to that union were born Laura, Adam, Rebecca and Heather Walton. Kathi and Brian made their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and later moved to Star Valley, Wyoming where they would raise their children.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Kathi loved the gospel and loved serving others. Kathi had the biggest heart and knew how to make you feel like one of her own. She loved people and especially making them laugh. She was always looking for opportunities to pull pranks on anyone and everyone. Kathi knew how to lighten your darkest days and make you feel loved and cherished. Through all of her darkness she was able to find the light and be positive no matter the trial.
Kathi loved her children more than anything and would always brag about their achievements and how extremely proud of them she was. She absolutely adored being a grandma and spoiled her grandchildren every moment she got.
Kathi is survived by her children, grandchildren; Mialisa Tesch, Trever and Bre Wood, Laura and AJ Bremer, Adam and Kourtnee Walton, Rebecca and Spencer Crowther, Connor Tesch, Landon Tesch, Addison Tesch, Avery Tesch, Daxton Wood, Ellie Wood, Grayson Wood, Tyler Bremer, and Carson Bremer. She is also survived by her niece and nephews and their children.
She was Preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Roberta Reich, Brother Donald Reich Jr., Sister Kim Bailey and Daughter Heather.