Kitty Lightfoot, age 74, left Earth for Heaven of September 5, 2021, ending a fierce battle with leukemia. As was her nature, she went on her own terms with her husband Ron and St. Luke’s compassionate staff at her side.
Born in Bettendorf, Iowa, she maintained a lifelong love of the Mississippi River and Quad cities area and its heritage of hard working, God fearing, proud people. She visited annually to get her fix of fried catfish, Maid-Rite burgers, and Whitey’s ice cream. Of course, these were secondary to being there with her adopted sister Kelly, Aunt Sue, and Cousin Pam and a trip to Arkansas to visit Cousin Debbie and Uncle Lowell.
Kitty migrated to Boise in the late 1960’s where she began a 30+ year career with Mountain Bell and US West. Beginning as an operator she worked her way up to supervisor in various customer service units and finally to budgeting and forecasting local outside plant requirements. Early in these years she met her husband Ron and they were married May 13, 1972 in Idaho City.
Kitty and Ron retired in 2000 and moved to Cascade, Idaho. Kitty designed a custom log home that they had built for them in Pine Lakes Ranch. While in Cascade Kitty served as treasurer for the Cascade Medical Center Auxiliary. She enjoyed working with her longtime friend Robie organizing an annual Christmas bazaar. She helped with the American Legion annual Children’s Christmas event and so enjoyed watching the delighted children. Painting on Fridays with special friends in Cascade and attacking the challenges of being a HOA board member made her happy and allowed her to grow her talents.
Kitty enjoyed sewing and quilting with many friends in the Boise area. She also had a small business that made soaps, lotions, healing salves, and other handmade items that she enjoyed selling at a variety of bazaars and other venues. She and her friend Vicki shared a booth at the Eagle Christmas bazaar for over 30 years where many fond memories and new friends were made. Her friend Pat served as one of her spiritual advisors and Kitty gave her the strength to face her challenges. Her sister-in-law Margaret and her children offered hope and strength when needed.
Kitty’s mission on Earth was to induce a smile to any and all she met and to fiercely protect those people she could and defend the principles she believe in. Mission Accomplished!
Thank you, Dr. Eric and all the compassionate and loving staff at the St. Luke’s Boise Cancer Center and downtown hospital. You are the best!
A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
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