Kathryn Inez Gifford

Kathryn Inez Gifford

September 6, 1942 – November 26, 2023

Kathryn Inez Gifford, 81, who formerly resided in Sweet Home, Oregon passed away November 26, 2023 in Fremont, California. She was born September 6, 1942 to Thomas and Mildred (Tracy) Young.

She was born and raised in Antioch, California. She moved to Albany, in 1978, then to Sweet Home in 1982. In 2010, she moved back to Fremont, California.

Kathryn worked in the news and communication services at Oregon State University. She was a member of the New Life in Christ Fellowship (Mennonite Church) in Sweet Home, Oregon. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and quilting. Since moving to Fremont she enjoyed game nights, dinner parties and traveling with her friends from the Besaro Mobile Home Park in California.

She is survived by her children: Shari Ortiz of Antioch, California, Michael Torrez of Copperopolis, California, Traci Pimentel (Craig) of Fremont, California. Grandchildren: Angela, Adrienne, Brittany, John Michael, Michael Anthony, Marissa. Great-grandchildren: Amaya, Kyra, Torion, Tavion, Sarina, Zoe, Zendaya. Preceded in death by: husband Earl Gifford (2000), brother Thomas Young (2020), sister-in-law Lyn Young (2016), son-in-law Gabriel Ortiz (2020).

Viewing will be 11 am – noon Friday December 8th at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be 1pm Friday December 8 at Gilliland Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to New Life in Christ Fellowship. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements http://www.sweethomefuneral.com.