Kathryn Maria Kolseth
1954 - 2021
Kathryn Maria Kolseth

Kathryn "Kathy" Kolseth was a loving and devoted mother, sister, niece, friend, and nurse to many. She left the world suddenly on June 29th, 2021 at the age of 66.

She was born to Gilbert Furtado and Margaret Chute on November 4th, 1954 in San Jose, CA. She chose to settle down in the Reno-Tahoe area in the early 80s. Kathy made the decision to dedicate her entire life to serving others by becoming a registered nurse. She spent her entire thirty-year career in various surgical departments at Renown Medical Center. She had one son and one daughter, whom she loved dearly and devoted her entire life to making sure they were happy.

Kathy was known for having many wonderful gifts, but what she will be remembered most for was her quiet, compassionate, impactful, and kind demeanor. As a mother, she was known for the unwavering love and support she provided. As a nurse, she was known to be a force- she provided the utmost quality patient care in an effective, consistent manner. Kathy was a mentor and a role model to every person she came across.

She is survived by her children, Clinton Kolseth and Allison Kolseth; her sister, Monica Rourke; her brother, Steven Furtado; her nephews, Antone "Tony" Marciano, Kevin Rourke, Lindsay Furtado, and Casey Furtado; and her aunt, Beverly Pastorino.

There will be a celebration of her life held at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, NV on July 6th from 3:00-7:00p. All who have known and loved her are encouraged to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the ASPCA.

Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jul. 2 to Jul. 5, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Whitney Peak Hotel
Reno, NV
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Eric Boyden
July 7, 2021
Women in ICRI
July 5, 2021
Kathy's nursing family here at Renown will hold you, her family and loved ones, in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy will be remembered and dearly missed.
Deb Orvik
July 5, 2021
I am terribly saddened to hear of Kathy´s passing. I worked with Kathy on ortho as a CNA and when when I became and RN. She was an amazing person, nurse, and mentor and she had a huge impact on my early nursing career. She was one of the kindest people I have ever met and is the true definition of a nurse. She showed me and everyone around her nothing but kindness and compassion. I know there are many nurses and patients who have been blessed in their lives to have have known her and she will be missed greatly! My sincerest condolences to Kathy´s family during this time.
Jessie Dickinson (Overbay)
July 4, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Kathy for many years at Washoe Med/Renown. She was an amazing person and nurse who I would have wanted to care for me or any of my family members. I never saw her without a smile on her face. She made our profession better. My sincere sympathies for your loss and prayers for you all.
Stephanie DeBoor
July 4, 2021
I had the privilege of working with Kathy on the orthopedic floor. As a new nurse, Kathy always made me feel confident and provided constant support. All who knew Kathy or had the opportunity to work with her, admired her for her kindness, selflessness and compassion. Nursing has lost a true gem. I hope her family can find peace knowing that she will have a lasting impact on all her knew her.
Sarah Teixeira (McDowell)
July 4, 2021
I worked with Kathy for 6 years on the ortho floor and she was absolutely wonderful. She was one of the most patient mentors I ever had and the best teacher. She was a fantastic clinical nurse. We used to call her Dr. Kolseth because she knew EVERYTHING!! I always knew it would be a good night when Kathy was charge. I adored her and am just so sad to hear of her passing. She will leave a lasting legacy of nurses and patients whose lives she touched.
Ashley Gravelle
July 3, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Louise Bowlen
July 3, 2021
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