Mary Kathleen McCoy, belovedly known as Kathleen, peacefully departed from this world on June 30, 2023, at the age of 81. She was born on June 21, 1942, in the city of Oklahoma City, OK, to the late Russell D. Green and Hazel M. Brown. Kathleen was preceded in death by her dear brother, Steve Green.
Kathleen’s life was marked by her deep devotion to her family, her illustrious career, and her unwavering commitment to her community. After graduating from US Grant High School in Oklahoma City, she embarked on a path that would lead her to become a distinguished interior designer. With great pride, Kathleen established her own firm, MK Design, in the quaint town of Gig Harbor, WA. Her remarkable talent and meticulous attention to detail were lauded by all who sought her expertise. She was known as the “Color Queen”.
Yet, beyond her professional accomplishments, Kathleen’s true joy came from embracing the simple pleasures of life. She found solace in the culinary arts, delighting in the creation of delicious meals. As an event planner, she orchestrated gatherings that brought warmth and jubilation to those fortunate enough to attend. Her green thumb was evident in the vibrant gardens she tenderly cultivated, finding serenity amidst the colorful blooms. And through her travels, Kathleen expanded her horizons, savoring the beauty and diversity of the world.
Kathleen’s memory will forever be cherished by her adoring children, Michael Aldridge, Susan Brown, Cynthia Hawith & son-in-law Guillermo Velasquez, and Russell Aldridge. She was the loving grandmother of Brandon Brown, Rachel Sparkman & her husband Evan Sparkman, Ally Day, Ramsey Hawit and his wife Leslie Hawit Pena, and Sophie Hawit-Reece & her husband Clay Valenzuela-Reece. Her great-grandchildren, Kaydence Brown, Avery & Henry Sparkman, Noah & Amelia Hawit-Reece, Andre & Luca Hawit Pena, and Camila Day brought immeasurable joy to her heart.
A traditional Celebration of Life service will be held in due time, allowing friends and family to honor Kathleen’s remarkable journey and the profound impact she made on their lives.
In lieu of floral tributes, the family kindly requests that donations be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation – Help End Parkinson’s for Good, an organization that held a special place in Kathleen’s heart.
Kathleen’s legacy as a masterful interior designer, a cherished family member, and a compassionate friend will forever be etched in our collective memory. May her soul find eternal peace in the loving embrace of the Divine.