Kathryn "Kathy" Eileen Matzke, 57, of Los Alamos passed away peacefully on Nov. 13, 2012 at Los Alamos Medical Center after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born in South Charleston, West Virginia on Sept. 17, 1955, the daughter of George and Donna Hill. A talented equestrian rider, Kathy was active in local rodeos and horse shows as a teen. Kathy graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1973 and married James Matzke on Sept. 7, 1985. She spent many years teaching in the Los Alamos Public Schools.
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She is survived by her husband James Matzke; her parents George and Donna Hill; her brother David Hill; her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson Shannon, Joe, and Jackson Blaylock; her son and daughter-in-law Kevin Matzke and Cristina Rubio; and her daughter Kelly Matzke.
Kathy's life will be celebrated from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2012 at 90 Joya Loop in Los Alamos. All relatives and friends are welcome.
Kathy's remains will be cremated and buried at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012