Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory

Kathleen L. Basford Patnode, age 58, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, in her sleep. Kathleen was born on October 7, 1954 to Harry A. and Geraldine (Wiekel) Basford.

Kathleen grew up in Naches, WA and was a lifelong resident of the Yakima Valley. She worked at Whistling Jacks during high school and early college. She then pursued Civil Engineering and worked as a DOT Field Engineer for two years to pay for college. She worked at Amoco for 15 years as an extruder operator and most recently, 12 years at H&R Block where she was an Office Leader, preparing taxes and teaching annual tax preparation classes.

Kathleen loved camping, fishing and family gatherings. It was not hard for her neighbors to realize that Halloween was her favorite holiday, as the family would put up their annual display of decorations that would fill the entire front yard. It was also their wedding anniversary. They just celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. Kathleen and David had huge hearts and took several people into their home that didn’t have anywhere else to go.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her father, Harry Allen Basford; mother, Geraldine (Wiekel) Basford; sister, Geraldine L. (Boots) Basford and brother, Bruce A. Basford. She is survived by her husband David Paul Patnode Sr.; daughters Kristina (Cina) Basford and Kylee (Ky-Ky) Patnode; son, David (Bud) Patnode, Jr.; grandchildren, Sydnie (Ellen) Basford and Skylar (Sky-Sky) Peterson, all of Yakima, WA. She is also survived by brothers, Hubert S. Basford and Lee Basford; and sisters, Connie Burchett and Theresa Basford.

The family would like to forever extend their gratitude to their grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, “adopted children” and co-workers. She loved them all!

Kathleen’s children and grandchildren want her to know that she will be their inspiration forever and will give them the drive to succeed in this beautiful thing we call life.

Donations may be made to the family to help with expenses c/o Michele.

Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 from 1:00 - 3:45 PM at Brookside Funeral Home; Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 PM immediately following the visitation.

Arrangements by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory.