[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Kathleen Inez Stubbs, our sweet mom, sister, grandma, aunt, cousin and dear friend, passed away on December 16, 2016.

She was born in Durango, Colorado, on October 19, 1948, to parents Inez Elmina Black and Wayne Walker. Kathleen was blessed with six children: Rena Kathleen, Laurie Brooke, Gayle Inez, infant daughter Kathie Jean, Jared Earl and James LeRoy. She was preceded in death by her parents Wayne Walker, Inez and Deloy Shumway; grandparents Rena and Clyde Black; baby Kathie Jean; husbands Keith Carroll, Gene Jaeger and LeRoy Stubbs; partner Rusty Castor; and three brothers: Earl, Bradley and Eric Shumway. She is survived by daughters Rena, Brooke and Gayle; sons Jared and James; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, brothers Kerry and Reagan Shumway; and sisters Susan Shumway and Rhonda Redington.

Kathleen spent much of her early life in Goodman Point, Colorado, with her grandparents and great-grandparents, many cousins and family. She learned from great-grandma Mina to love flowers in quilts, dishes and rugs. Kathleen loved anything from the 1940s and 1950s because they reminded her of her childhood. She attended early school in Cortez, Colorado, then when her mom Inez married Deloy Shumway, Kathleen and Kerry moved to Blanding, and went to school in Park Terrace, and then San Juan High School.

Kathleen married Keith Carroll in 1963. They had three daughters; he was killed in a mining accident. She later married Gene Jaeger; they moved to Bluff. They had one infant daughter, Kathie Jean, who died as a stillborn. Kathleen and Gene divorced.

Several years later, she met LeRoy Stubbs in Springville, Utah. They were married and had two boys, Jared and James. They were later divorced. Kathleen moved around trying to find the place she needed to be, and finally settled in Moab. Kathleen found her life partner Rusty Castor and was happy.

Funeral services for Kathleen will be held on Thursday, December 22. A viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m., and services will follow at Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 N. 100 West.