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Kathleen Ann COURT

Kathy Court passed away Saturday November 17, 2012 at Overlake Hospital at the age of 591/2 from complications of ALS. She was born on June 18, 1953 in Seattle to Louis and Dorothy Reinhart and attended Blanchet High School and the University of Washington. She graduated from the University in 1975 with a B. A. in Business and lnterior Design. She worked in management and as a buyer for the Lamont's Corporation for ten years and also as a professional model. Her natural beauty and incredible smile allowed her to compete in the Miss America Pageant for the title of Miss Washington. She met her husband, Bob, in 1985 and they were married on November 28, 1987. She had two children Cameron (24) and Alexis (20). She was very proud that all of her family are Huskies. She also had two step-children, Julie Court Jacob and Colin Court, whom she loved very much. She is survived by her husband, children, as well as her brother Dave Reinhart, his wife Cheryl, nephews Stephen and Jordan and niece Megan; her sister Nancy Sogliuzzo and her husband Dave. Numerous other family members and friends will mourn her passing.

Kathy joined United Airlines and worked as a reservation supervisor for 23 years. She had an incredible talent for helping others and keeping calm in a crisis. Whenever people were stuck in hopeless travel situations or were struggling to keep control they talked to Kathy and she made things right. She received numerous accolades and awards for her uncanny ability to sort out travel difficulties and help customers find solutions when others could not. Kathy was a great helpmate to her husband and children as well. She was a tremendous mother and companion, a talented cook and homemaker, a smart, solid mathematician, and a woman who could fix anything from the car to the dishwasher. She supported her husband and children through many years of sports and activities at Maywood Middle School and Liberty High School, never missing a game or event.

Kathy's great love was the home that she built overlooking Mt. Rainier and May Valley in lssaquah. She designed it, oversaw construction and made it the center of her family's life, a place of safety, warmth and comfort. She loved to travel and took her family to many beautiful places in the U.S. and around the world. Her patience and good nature overshadowed every storm and hardship they faced in life.

Kathy fought a courageous three year battle with ALS, finally giving in to the disease with her family holding her hands. Her courage in the last days of her life was an inspiration to us all. She was a true light of goodness, we will miss her. The family thanks the staff at the Overlake ICU for their compassion and kindness.

There will be a viewing Sunday night November 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Flintoft's Funeral Home in Issaquah. A memorial mass will be held at St. Joseph's Church, 220 Mountain Park Blvd SW, Issaquah, WA 98027, at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, with an internment and reception to follow. Friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM
Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 22, 2012
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