Catherine “Kitty” Marie Weidman

Dec. 16, 2020 — Catherine “Kitty” Marie Weidman, 83, a resident of Dallas, Ore., died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, at her home.

She was born March 27, 1937, the daughter of Robert and Viola Gould Rathsack in Ladysmith, Wisc.

She was the fifth of six children. She lived in central, Wisc., until the eighth grade, when the family moved to Withee, Wisc., where she graduated from high school and then attended Taylor County Teacher College, graduating in 1956.

She taught school in a local, country style two-room school.

She married her high school sweetheart, Jim, in 1957, and they moved to Florence, Ore.  By that time, they had four children.

Kitty went back to school and started teaching again. She did substitute teaching for the first grade, then became a kindergarten teacher for more than 20 years, which she liked very much.  

In 2005, she and Jim moved to Dallas, Ore.  

During her lifetime she helped as room mother, at school parties, etc. She also enjoyed helping on the farm 4-H, rollerskating, square dancing, camping parties, gambling and just having fun with her family and husband.

She also enjoyed the Red Hat Ladies, meetings, parties and the parades.

Kitty has four children: Jean (Don) Thomson of Arizona, Amy (Rick) Porter of Arkansas, Tim (Lisa) Weidman of Dallas, and Lee (Sheeri) Weidman of North Bend, Ore.; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren — with one more due this month.

Also surviving is a sister Sylvia Simon of Newark, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jim in 2016; her mother, father, step-father, three brothers and one sister.

Kitty will be missed by her family and friends.  

A private memorial service will be held in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute with a Celebration of Life being planned for a later date.


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