Kathleen Cecile Crockett
1939 - 2018
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Kathleen Cecile "Grandma" Crockett passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Auburn, California in the comfort of her daughter's home with her surrounding children. Her cause of death was cancer, although, she would love you to believe it was from a lifetime of laughter.
Kathleen Thornton lived an extraordinary, fun-filled life with her family and friends. She was born on August 20, 1939, in the city of San Francisco, California. She was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school all through her years. She had fond memories of being truly nurtured by the church, where she developed a very strong faith in God that lasted throughout her lifetime. She loved the city of San Francisco and often talked about her adventures of riding on cable cars, learning to drive a car on the mountainous hills of the city, spending days at Golden Gate Park, and countless hours at the beach near her home with her lifelong friends of 32 Avenue.
At the age of 19, Kathleen left the city for the island of Oahu where she met University of Hawaii basketball player Doug Crockett. Doug and Kathleen married in San Francisco and started a family. The couple found their way up and down the state of California until her husband's glass business landed them in the small town of Auburn. Kathleen raised her four wonderful children on College Way next to Placer High School and continued to live in Auburn for the duration of her life.
Kathleen was a woman to love. Her sense of humor, spontaneity, and beautiful smile were only a glimpse of her warm heart. Kathleen dedicated her life to her relationships with her family and friends. Many of her cherished stories came from the travels she experienced around the world with her loved ones. Those of you who knew Kathleen know that it was only fitting she would pass away on Super Bowl Sunday. Kathleen was an avid sports fan and spent a great deal of time attending all sporting events. But her greatest love of all was her beloved children and grandchildren. She was a mother of unconditional love and a friend of endless laughter. Her loving title as Grandma extended far beyond her family. She was "Grandma" in the heart to many others as well.
She is survived by her sister, Sue, and brother Bill; her children: Karen, Debra, James, and Linda; grandchildren: Joshua, Cole, Chelsea, Hannah, Farrah, Dillon, Townsend, Thornton, and Rosie; great-grandchildren: Toshiro, Vienna, Penelope, Wyatt, Coleman, and Allie Kathleen.
A memorial for Kathleen Crockett's life will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1162 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at: Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill, 210 Washington St. Auburn, CA 95603.

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Published in Auburn Journal on Feb. 18, 2018.
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February 26, 2018
Our hearts go out to her entire family. She was so full of life, love and laughter. Stu and I always admired her beauty and lighthearted laughter. We are thinking of you all and hope your broken hearts will heal in time.
Debi and Stu
February 25, 2018
Your mom brought laughter to just about any conversation she had with friends and family. Although I had not seen Kathy in several years, when we did run into each other, it always seemed like yesterday. During our crazy fun filled tennis years we all shared her spirit of friendship and her love of family. Great memories
Nancy McCord Rowland
February 25, 2018
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19)
February 24, 2018
I was blessed to know Kathleen. She was always friendly & took an interest in others. Condolences to all the family, who I know will miss her dearly.
Dave Robertson
February 23, 2018
I met Kathleen when I was 18 and went to work at the doctor's office where she worked. OMGosh it was the start of a lifelong friendship and as you say, one of constant laughter. I never think of her without smiling. She is love and missed and my heartfelt condolences go to out to her friends and loved ones.
Sallysue Stein
February 23, 2018
Our hearts go out to you dear Crockett family. Kathleen will truly be missed. She was fun loving and full of life. The world could use more people like her. In the days to come, when you find yourself grieving her, remember God promises to redeem our loved ones from the grave, Hosea 13:14. Again our condolences.
Melissa Claire
February 23, 2018
The family of Kathleen Crockett have my condolences during this difficult time. May 2 Thessalonians 3:16 bring you some comfort. "May the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May the Lord be with all of you."
February 22, 2018
We were so sorry to hear about Kathy.
We have so many great memories of the wonderful and crazy things we all did together in the years past.
She was truly a great lady!
The Farrells
February 22, 2018
A very special woman. Always beautiful both inside and out. Blessings and condolences to the Crockett family and all who loved her.
Shana Fain McDonald
February 22, 2018
We loved Kathleen, she was so much fun and full of life. She always had a smile, we will miss her laughter. We send our condolences and love to her wonderful family.
Paul and Diana Arndt
February 20, 2018
To the family of Kathleen Cecile Crockett, I am so sorry for your loss, please find comfort in knowing that we will see our loved ones again. John 6:40.
February 19, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the words of our dear heavenly Father bring you comfort and hope. (Psalm 9:9,10)
February 6, 2018
Sending prayers and condolences to Kathleen's family! Loved being in her presence, such a light of elegance and grace! Always a beautiful smile and fun spirit! Kath will surely be missed! RIP
Sharon Carelli
February 6, 2018
Prayers and hugs to all of you my dear Crockett friends. Your Mom always had a warm, beautiful smile, contagious laugh, and a huge heart that I will never forget. She is now a beautiful angel. Love to you all.
Lori Clark-Boone
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