Funeral Services for Kathy Ann Wilson, 54, were held Sunday, April 23, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Whitesboro, with Rev. Mike Flanagan officiating. Interment followed the service at Mount Tabor Cemetery in Whitesboro.
Kathy entered her Eternal Home on Wednesday, April 19, at Texoma Medical Center in Denison with her loving family by her side.
She was born April 29, 1962 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Harold W. and Jo Ann (Scott) Watson. Her father preceded her in death. Kathy Watson married Russ Wilson on July 21, 1984 in Denton.
Kathy received her Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in 1984, after beginning her college education at the University of Colorado. She also received her Masters degree in Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma in 2013. Kathy was a member of Pi Beta Phi. Out of college, she worked at Texas Instruments as a Financial Analyst for three years.
Kathy was well known in the Whitesboro area as a school teacher, coach, and assistant principal, as well as many other services and accomplishments over the years. She received the Whitesboro Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award at the Awards Banquet in March 2017, an award reserved for those who have given of their time, money, and spirit to the community and citizens of the Whitesboro area over a long period of time.
Kathy was not only a great educator; she also had all the qualities that all of us should strive to achieve. She was honest, kind, generous, humble, faithful, supportive, creative, fair, forgiving and always thinking of others before herself. She exemplified those traits in her classroom, but also in her leadership roles with her fellow teachers and church members. Her willingness and desire to serve others helped her to stand out in the community.
Kathy was an inspiration to all who knew her and was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, involved in Mission Friends, her Sunday School Class, GA’s (Girls in Action), coached soccer and T-Ball, and was the founder of WAYSA (Whitesboro Area Youth Sports Association). She was a leader in Players in Progress (PIP) and later became a founder of Texoma’s Positive Promise and of the Whitesboro Education Foundation Program.
When Kathy started substituting at Whitesboro ISD, she later became a math teacher at the middle school and high school for twelve years, while also serving as the Student Council sponsor and cheerleader sponsor at both campuses for seven years. She was promoted to the position of assistant principal, where she served until her illness forced her to stop.
Kathy was a loving wife and mother and loved her children with all her heart. She was a stay at home mom until their middle school years.
She is survived by her husband, Russ Wilson of Whitesboro; son, Blake Wilson and wife, Kayla, of Frisco; daughter, Brooke Wilson, of Dallas; mother, JoAnn Klump and husband, Gary, of Flower Mound; sister, Pam Davis and husband, Darren, of Bullard; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Linda Wilson, of Whitesboro; sister-in-law and husband, Debbie and David McNeese, of Whitesboro; niece, Madison Davis and nephew, Austin Davis; as well as a host of friends.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Harold W. Watson, and twin sister, Kelly Lynn Watson, as well as a very close family member, cousin Mark Alan Wilson.
Deacons of First Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.
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