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Mary Kathleen "Kathie" (Tincher) Dillbeck
March 29, 1945 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Born to Rolland and Katherine Tincher in Hollywood, California – Kathie was the middle child between brothers John and Stan. She grew up as a pastor’s child -- her father a United Methodist minister and her mother -- a very involved pastor’s wife. As a child and student, Kathie was active in church and school functions including choir, youth group, and student government. Kathie graduated from Inglewood High School in 1963 and earned her associate degree from Crafton Hills College before going on to receive education and training to become a registered EEG technician -- a career she greatly enjoyed and found value and meaningful friendships within.
Kathie married Jerry in 1974 and had three children: Kelly (1968) and Kristi (1969) from a previous marriage, and Jeff (1978) adopted as a newborn by Kathie and Jerry. The family lived in southern California until their eventual move to Spokane, Washington in 1980. In 2005, Jerry and Kathie moved to Nampa, Idaho to retire and settle.
Although Kathie grew up in a church hearing the Word of God preached, it wasn’t until her early adulthood that the influence of her neighbor and believing friend helped to bring her to a saving faith and a personal relationship with Jesus. It was at this time that the Nazarene church became an important part of her life -- guiding and encouraging her in her faith. Kathie’s ministry in her local church in the areas of service, missions, women’s ministry, decorating, and event coordinating was a highlight in her life.
Kathie was a devoted wife and mother. She was a faithful and steadfast encourager, making sure that church and spiritual discipleship were a part of her children’s lives -- something that she modeled in her own personal walk with the Lord. Prayer for her loved ones and those God placed in her life was a priority.
Kathie cherished and enjoyed her family, her dogs, cooking and meal planning, creating beautiful yards, sewing, decorating with antiques, learning and reading about the Amish, shopping, service in her church, and family traditions and holidays. Becoming a Grandma for the first time at age 50 was a celebratory event for her and she endeavored to love and speak into the lives of her two grandsons and five granddaughters. Kathie also lived long enough to see two great-grandchildren enter into the world.
Kathie is survived by her husband, two sons, daughter, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, and their respective families. She was dear to many and will be greatly missed.