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Subject: [ORLINCOL] Kitti Kay Kavanaugh --Obituary
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:36:50 -0000
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The News Times, Newport, OR 97365
Posted: Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2011
Kitti Kay Kavanaugh, 52, of Siletz, Ore., died of natural causes on March 19, 2011 at her home.
She was born Nov. 19, 1958 in Toledo, Ore. Her parents were Don and Lucille (Howerton) Kavanaugh and Richard Hostler. She graduated from Toledo High School and became a certified dental assistant. She spent her life enjoying her passions in hunting, riding her Harley, gardening, raising her children and grandson. She took great pride in being the director of the Siletz Tribe's USDA Food Program, helping any members the best she could. She held this position for more than 10 years. She prepared and baked salmon for several tribal functions over the traditional salmon pit.
She was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Don and Lucille Kavanaugh and Richard Hostler; and niece, Lacey Smith.
She is survived by her fianc, Ronnie VanSpeybrock of Albany, Ore.; her children, Natasha Kavanaugh of Siletz, Elton Hostler of Siletz, Shantel Hostler of Hawaii and Fred Hostler of Hawaii; sisters, Clara Smith of Toledo, Ore., Dorothy Lettenmair of Toledo, Donna Kavanaugh of Newport and Ann Hostler of Toledo; grandchild, Braxton Kavanaugh of Siletz; and nine nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be at noon on Friday, March 25, at the Siletz Tribal Community Center in Siletz, with a potluck reception following.
Affordable Burial and Cremation is handling arrangements.
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