Official Obituary of

Kathleen Mary (Jensen) Van Parys

May 16, 1964 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Kathleen Van Parys Obituary

Kathleen Mary (Jensen) Van Parys (59) went to be with Our Lord and Savior on March 14, 2024, at home in Buckley, WA with her loving husband Lance by her side. Katie was born to the late Gerald Jensen and Wanda (Wilson) Jensen on May 16,1964, in Seattle, WA. Katie graduated from Bishop Blanchet HS in 1982. She was a member of St Aloysius, Buckley. WA and St Andrew, Sumer, WA. Her faith was very important to her.

Katie and Lance were married in St. Pius Catholic Church in Mountlake Terrace on September 15, 1990. Ten years later, her other bright star and love of her life, Joshua, was born. You could see how proud she was of him by the twinkle in her eyes every time his name was mentioned.

Katie worked her entire life, retiring from The Seattle Times in 2001. She then worked at Bonney Lake Fitness and Chindianapolis. She liked her jobs, but she loved the people she met along the way. Her motto was "BE KIND TO EVERYONE YOU MEET." That was so true about her. Katie enjoyed camping at the ocean or wherever she could roast a hotdog. She enjoyed reading, going for rides up to Mud Mountain Dam and had spent many years collecting Mickey Mouse figurines, from her and Lance's trip to Disneyland in 1982.

Katie's memory will live on through her husband Lance, son Joshua (Hannah Nicodemus), brother Karl (Dara), sister in-laws Leslie Durham (Ted), Lizabeth Dalmaceda (Jay) and her BFF Lori Mellick (Mel). She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Katie is preceded in death by her parents Gerald and Wanda Jensen, brothers Kenny Jensen and Keith Jensen and wife Cindy, brother-in-law Lee Van Parys and nephew Jared Jensen.

Kathleen's family will be honoring her life on April 26, 2024, 11:00 am at St Andrew Catholic Church, 1401 Valley Ave East, Sumner, WA 98390, 253-863-2253.

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