Kathleen Hayes Longfield passed away on August 16, 2021 with her sons by her side.
She was born March 10, 1951 to Barney and Muriel Hayes in Kalispell.
She attended St. Matthews and Flathead High and throughout her life worked several jobs in the Flathead including Thomas Printing, Evergreen Pharmacy, home health care, and finally as a carrier for the Missoulian.
Anyone who knew Kathy knew her dogs were her family. She spent many hours at the Old Steel Bridge with her dogs and befriended like-minded people there. She was also known for her cinnamon rolls, potato salad, shrimp dip, and huckleberry crumb cake and enjoyed sharing with her friends and family.
She is survived by her two sons, Michael and Todd and his wife Shannon; grandchildren Jessica, Cameron (Brittany), Michaella, and Jordan and a great-grandson, Oliver. Also, her sister, Sandi French, nieces Kayley Robertson and Cindy Parsons, nephews Kevin French, Dion Redinger, and Robert Howard, and many great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister LouAnne Howard and a nephew Kenny Howard.
There will a celebration of life on Saturday September 25 at 1pm at Lawrence Park in Kalispell.
Because of her love for animals, to honor Kathy the family requests that everyone treat pets with kindness and support your local animal shelters.
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