Horses

Katherine "Kate" A. Colby

April 20, 1967 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 54)

Obituary

Katherine "Kate" Anne Colby, 54, of Roscoe, died after a short illness on April 19, 2022. She was born April 20, 1967 in Rockford, the daughter of Richard A. and GeorgiaLee (Doble) Colby.  Kate graduated from Hononegah High School, Class of 1985, and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Judson University. Following graduation from Judson, she was appointed Director of Social Services at Park Place of Belvidere.  When she was young, she participated in the Owen Blue Bonnets 4-H Club, and Brownies and Girl Scouts in Rockton. Kate was also an avid animal lover, enjoying training and riding Arabian horses and the companionship of Black and Chocolate Labradors and many cats. Kate and Ann (Stocker) Vatch were close friends since the sixth grade. She and Shannon Nelson enjoyed horseback riding together. Her cousin Staci (Pixler) Almond and Kate also had a close, sisterly relationship.
 
Kate was predeceased by her dear friend and partner, Natalia Baragan. Surviving, in addition to her parents, Richard A. and GeorgiaLee (Doble) Colby, are her brothers, Mark and his wife Linda, of Honolulu and Matthew and his wife Lori, of Baraboo; a niece; five nephews; a grand-niece and two grand-nephews.
 
A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. followed by a service of remembrance at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Rockton United Methodist Church, 102 West Chapel St., Rockton. Burial will be private.
 
 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 30, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Rockton United Methodist Church (W. Chapel St, Rockton, IL)

Service of Remembrance
Saturday
April 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Rockton United Methodist Church (W. Chapel St, Rockton, IL)

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