Kathleen J. (Davis) Schneider passed away Dec. 14, 2012 at her daughter's home in Belfair from a long life span battle with cancer. Kathleen, an angel from God, was born in Port Orchard in 1943, where she grew up and attended John Sedgwick school and graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1962. Kathleen raised her four children in Belfair and married Rudolph Schneider; they were married for 25 loving years. Kathleen worked as a security guard for Weyerhaeuser, and later became a foster parent through Olympic College in Shelton.
Kathleen loved her grandchildren. She would read to them, take them on rock hunting trips, and shopping. She wrote poems and small stories in her spare time and had some published. Kathleen and Rudy started a small jewelry business in 1990, Kat's Kreations. The two of them traveled in their motor home to Oregon, California, Mexico and other surrounding areas looking for agates to make jewelry which they sold to different vendors. Kathleen and her husband's favorite highlight of their retirement was being a park host in Sitka, Alaska for several years.
Kathleen, our Angel from God, is preceded in death by her mother and father, Glen and Blanche Davis; her sister, Glenda Laudermilk; son, Daniel J. Wilbur; and her loving husband, Rudolph Schneider. She leaves behind her four sisters: Vicki Thompson of Montana, Karen Rowland of Ellensburg, Lucille Rominger of Kelso and her baby sister, Gloria Maulding of Hunter, Wash.; her three daughters: Debra Wilbur (Richard Hatch) of Belfair, Jonnilynn Wilbur of Gig Harbor, Jackie Wilbur (Kenneth Shattuck) of Bremerton; and her grandchildren: Joseph and Mathew Kogoy, Shaley and Katelynn Shattuck, Anthony, Lorianne, Daniel Wilbur and her precious pug "Pugsly" of Washington.
Graveside services open to all who knew and loved our beloved Kathy, will be held on Dec. 22 at the Cemetery, on Sedgwick across from Sedgwick Junior High in Port Orchard at noon. A private family gathering will follow at a private location.
Kathleen believed in helping the Women's Shelter YWCA and Mother's Against Drunk Driving of Bremerton. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the women's shelter (YWCA) or MADD.