In Memory

Kathy Ann Noblit - Class Of 1978

Kathy Ann Noblit - Sept. 12, 1960 - Jan. 7, 2020


Kathy Ann Noblit, a longtime resident of Vale, Oregon, passed away on January 7, 2020 at the age of 59 in Boise, Idaho.

Kathy was born to Clara Mae McConathy in Chiloquin, Oregon on September 12, 1960. In 1968, Kathy and her family set down roots in Vale, where Kathy primarily resided the rest of her life. After graduating from Vale High School in 1978, she worked many years on and off working in the agricultural field. Kathy loved all animals. She later majored in Animal Science at Treasure Valley Community College, where she attended from 2011-2013. Kathy was passionate about volunteerism, giving her time over the years to the Oregon Food Bank, Ontario Recreation Department as a soccer coach, Four Rivers Gleaning Association, Girl Scouts and more. Ultimately, Kathy’s pride and joy were her two daughters, who she raised with great love and devotion. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a big heart for her friends and family, and love and pride for her girls that was unparalleled.

Kathy was preceded in death by her mother, Clara Mae McConathy, Grandmother Mary McConathy, grandfather Samuel McConathy and sister Jo Ann Nelson, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Surviving are her daughters, Nedra El-Mansouri (Yusef) and Devan Noblit, her brother Jack Noblit, and sisters Dee Stone and Julie Murray, as well as many nieces and nephews. Kathy also leaves behind her beloved community of friends and her pet cats.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, the 18th of January at 2 pm at the Grange Hall in Vale, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Vale Food Pantry, Oregon Food Bank, or a local animal shelter.