Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Kathy Korf

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — In loving memory of Kathy Jean Korf who was born on Oct. 24, 1952, in Colorado to Ed and JoAnn Rusk. She departed this life on Friday, May 17, 2019, at 5:12 p.m., surrounded by her loved ones, at The Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, due to health complications.

Kathy was born in Colorado and her family later moved to Bigfork, and she would later settle down in Polson to raise her family. Kathy was one of the strongest and hardest working women we have ever known. She worked at the Pablo Lumber Mill (Plum Creek) for a long time in the nursery to pulling on the green chain with the men. There was nothing that this women couldn’t do that a man could. She later in life went on to owning her own business and eventually selling that. She was known for her great painting and working side by side with the love her life, Dan. They worked side by side in construction for quite a few years until they finally settled down to retire some in Tucson, Arizona. Kathy loved to sit and watch her birds. She always made sure they had plenty of food and sugar water for the hummingbirds.

Kathy is survived by the love of her life, Dan Jury of Tucson; her children, Jolene Reum of Kalispell, Jennifer Palmer of Bigfork, Joshua Korf of Columbia Falls, Farrin Jury of Greenville, Wisconsin, Suzanna Bolton also of Greenville and several grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the whole team at St. Joseph in Phoenix and the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, the around the clock nurses and staff for their continued support through this whole process was truly a blessing. Thank you for taking care of our Momma the best you could. She will truly be missed.

Cremation has taken place and the family will spread her ashes later.

I am at peace, my soul’s at rest. There is no need for tears, for with your love, I was so blessed, for all those many years.

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