Kathleen Mae Viele, 1946-2007
Kathleen Mae Viele of Vail and Lakeside, Mont., died peacefully from complications associated with esophageal cancer in the early morning Sunday at Vail Valley Medical Center.
She was born Kathleen Mae Burke in Hartford, Conn., on March 14, 1946. She attended North Haven High School in North Haven, Conn., and Becker College in Worcester, Mass. She moved to Vail in 1972 and was married to James L. Viele on Sept. 29, 1972.
Kathy will be remembered for her love of her family, her garden, her dogs, Max and Jack, her close friends, and a smile that would light up a room. She will be missed dearly by all who were lucky enough to have had her touch their lives.
Kathy is survived by her husband, James L.; son David Daniel and daughter-in-law, Rachel Foss Viele; daughter Jennifer Lynn and her partner, Michael Mahon; daughter Emily Christina Manly and son-in-law, Justin Manly; mother, Gertrude Burke; and sisters, Patricia Cardow and Mary Teresa Brosnan.
A private memorial service will be held by the family.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Shaw Regional Cancer in Edwards or the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to be used for esophageal cancer research.