Kathy Marilyn (Mosher) Smith
Herkimer, New York
Kathy Marilyn (Mosher) Smith, age 72, of Valley Residential Services, East Herkimer, passed away on Monday morning, August 22nd, 2022 at Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, with her loved ones at her bedside.
She is survived by her children, Mike Lockwood and Suzanne Averman of Arvada, CO, Tory and Inger Smith of Arvada, CO, and Chad and Kirstie Smith of Mohawk, NY; her grandchildren, Brianna Lockwood, Annie Averman, Ian Lockwood, Annelise Boyington, Jacob (Briana Tindall) Boyington, Gabriel (Gabrielle Kinney) Smith, Andrew (Claire Wilson) Smith, and Nathaniel (Caitlyn) Smith; her great-grandchildren, Josie Boyington, Webstar Smith, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also eagerly awaiting the arrival of her third great-grandchild, due in November. Survivors also include her sisters, Carol Moreno of Canyon City, CO, Kelly Mosher of Herkimer, NY and Karen Bowman and step-mom, Doreen Mosher of Fayetteville, NC;
She had the biggest heart and soul, her family meant everything to her. Kathy was fun and funny, her laugh could make anyone join in and laugh with her. She always saw the comical side to almost any situation. She loved to get out and about to see and join in with life. She loved to be in nature, go for hikes, especially if there was a lake involved and when her family could be there too. Kathy was smart with a razor-sharp wit. Nothing got by her, she always had a snappy and clever comeback to anything. Her love and caring for nature, animals and her people was such a heartwarming trait of hers. Her soul is free now to roam and see and do anything that her ailing body wouldn't let her do before.
Kathy never wanted a funeral or memorial service. She thought of death as a transition to whatever came next. She never wanted anyone to mourn her death, but instead, to celebrate her life. The family is requesting that donations be made in her honor to the Wounded Warriors Project. Because of her love of animals, she also loved the Denver Zoo and would visit it almost daily when she lived in Colorado. Donations may also be made to the Denver Zoo, any local zoo, pet shelter or SPCA. In honoring her wishes, cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, Little Falls (corner of Bidleman Road), Little Falls, 315-508-5131.