Kathleen Clendenen passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Kathie was born on July 21, 1930 to Bertram and Genie Foster. Kathie was preceded in death by her parents Bertram and Genie Foster (Papa and Baba), and two grandsons Derrek Adelstein and Danny Clendenen. She is survived by the love of her life, and husband of 59 years, Bart Clendenen; her brother, Don Foster; her sons, Mike and wife Xinh; Dan and wife Annette; Jimm and wife Leslie; Dave and wife Kelly; and her daughter, Trisha and husband Gary Adelstein. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Kenny Adelstein, and Richard, Felicia, and Keasha Clendenen, and numerous great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Kathie received a Bachelors Degree in Child Development from Washington State University. She was a warm, loving, and generous person who devoted herself to her family and friends. She was always happiest working outdoors on firewood, or in her gardens. She loved her collie-dogs, and she would take care of any cat that came her way. Her gentle, caring spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of everyone she touched. We already miss her very much.
Farewell Tribute Information
A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Bellingham on Saturday, August 3rd, at 1:00pm. Donations Information
Memorial donations are suggested to NW Infant Survival and SIDS Alliance, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Suite 350, Seattle, WA 98103, or Wildlife Rescue, 3671 Mount Baker Hwy., Everson, WA 98247.