Kathleen Gylling

Kathleen Jo Gylling

Thursday, January 21st, 1960 - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
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Heaven gained another angel when the veil parted for Kathleen "Kathy" Jo Gylling on November 7th, 2019. She was born to Eva Aleen Norton and Carlos Fredrico Sanchez on January 21, 1960. She was the youngest of 8 children. Kathleen then moved to La Jara, Colorado with her family when she was 14 years old. On August 5,1977 she married her high school sweetheart, the boy next door, David Gylling. Together they welcomed 8 children into the world and enjoyed 42 years of marriage. On November 17, 1983 David, Kathy and their children were sealed at the Mesa Arizona Temple for all time and eternity.

Kathy was best known for her always present smile and endless amounts of kindness. Kathy never knew a stranger, nor did she treat anyone ill. She was the epitome of compassion, goodness and happiness. David and Kathy served a 2 year stake service mission to the Del Norte Branch, and she served in various callings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as girls camp director and a leader in cub scouts, but her favorite was being in the primary. She loved being with the children. She also enjoyed attending the temple. She was an active member of the community. When her children were in elementary school she brought in piglets for show and tell and helped with picture day and field trips. She was a coach for many little league baseball teams. Her children remember her always being there. She never missed a game, a program, or concert. She was their biggest fan.

Kathy was a hard worker. She was a homemaker and manager of Gylling Ag. During the potato harvest, she would drive a 1984 International potato truck and work side by side with her husband and family. She was the best truck driver and potato sorter. Her interests included sewing, crocheting, family history, playing Yahtzee, puzzles, baseball, crafts with her grandchildren and watching movies. If anyone knows the family, all conversations most likely include quoting favorite movie lines. She was the most creative, funny, and artistic person.

After the kids were raised, David and Kathy really got the opportunity to travel. They loved having their adventures in Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Las Vegas, Breckenridge and simple Sunday drives to the mountains and to the farm.

She is preceded in death by her son Benjamin, her mother, father, and sister Carla Doggett.

Kathleen is survived by her siblings Helen Diane Lottman, Lloyd Sanchez, Linda Gorman, Joyce Dance, Donna Walters and Susan Peterson. Her husband David Gylling and children Justin Gylling (Angel) and their children Mayson, Brydon, Tytan, and Aspen; Brian Gylling (Christina) and their children Emily, Trevon, Shelby, Emmitt; Aimee Smith (Mark) and their children Shallyn, Ashlyn, Avryn, Brinlyn, Jezlyn; Sheena Medina (Alex) and children Tenley, Kaylen; Diana Shawcroft (Tyler) and their children Dawson, Gracie, Jade, Reese; Crystal Kechter (Anthony) and Raina Walters (Torben)and their children Kayzlie, Tenneson, Drexton and Rigden.

She loved her grandchildren. Family was her whole world. She's reunited with Benjamin now.
May there be imaginary bear hunts, homemade gifts, and laughter with hugs and kisses until we meet again.

Visitations will be held from 5:00-8:00pm Wednesday, November 13th at the Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa and 10:00-10:45am Thursday morning in the Relief Society Room at the La Jara Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation on Thursday, November 14th at 11:00am also at the La Jara Church. Interment will follow services in the Sanford Cemetery.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Rogers Family Mortuary Alamosa
    205 State Ave
    Alamosa, Colorado 81101
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 10:45am
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
    La Jara Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    117 7th Street
    La Jara, Colorado 81140
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  • Service

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 11:00am
    La Jara Second Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    117 7th Street
    La Jara, Colorado 81140
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    Bishop Jason Coombs
  • Interment

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 12:00pm
    Sanford Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Sanford, Colorado 81151
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Jhoanna Cura

Posted at 09:45am
In loving memory of Kathleen Gylling. Wonderful mom, daughter, sibling, grand mother, friend and wife.
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Megan, Michelle, and Chelsea Hostetter

Posted at 11:04am
Hope that these flowers remind your family that you are thought about and loved. We will miss your sweet wife and mother.
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Terri Booth

Posted at 11:50pm
Kathy Gylling, metaphorically speaking, when I think of you I’m reminded of a grove of tall, beautiful aspen-quakies or the mighty evergreens of our Rocky Mountains. This is why…..

The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thing.

The man who never had to toil
To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man,
But lived and died as he began.

Good timber does not grow with ease,
The stronger the wind, the stronger trees.
The further sky, the greater length,
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.

Where thickest lies in forest growth
We find the patriarchs (matriarchs) of both,
And they hold counsel with the stars,
Whose broken branches show the scars
Of many winds and much of strife,
This is the common law of life.

You are amongst some of the tallest and Best Timber I know. God Bless you and may you finally have peace and rest….Till we meet again, dear lady. Love The Booths, Bob and Terri

Carol Blessum

Posted at 04:59pm

Sweet, Sweet "Katy" I will always cherish the memories of growing up next door to the Sanchez Family....we always have fun together. Between the Sanchez and Blessum kids we could have are own baseball Teams. Life was simple then. You were like a little Pixie, always happy, always smiling and laughing, but boy could we all reek havoc in the neighborhood. (we were not bad kids, but we sure knew how to make things happen) I will see you when I cross over. To the Gylling Family I send my condolences to you all, I am so sorry for your lose, but we were all blessed to have know such a kind Soul. Go with God my Friend.
Carol Blessum

Jayne & Jerel Walters

Posted at 09:46pm
We will miss Kathy. Her dedication and commitment to family was an inspiraiton. Her love and enthusiasm was contagious. May this tree have her strength and tenacity. May it bring joy and peace to all who enjoy its beauty.
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