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Kathleen Coulter

August 29, 1944 — May 22, 2019

Kathleen (Hull) Coulter passed peacefully in her Poulsbo home on the morning of May 22, 2019 at the age of 74. Her husband and oldest daughter were at her side.

Kathy is survived by her loving husband Ron Coulter, her brother Bob (Lou) Hull, her three children, Kasey (Maui) Ritualo, Roni (Pat) Mahar and Scott (Ron) Coulter as well as 8 beloved grandchildren: Angelo (Bryana), Mathew (Chelsea), Stephen, Elizabeth, Ellis, Emlyn, Madi and Michael. She also had 4 lovely great grandchildren: Samara, Weston, Ava and Enzo. Kathy is preceded in death by her younger sister, Margy Fitzpatrick.

Kathy was born in Seattle on August 29, 1944 to John and Kathleen Hull. She was the oldest of three siblings. She graduated from Holy Names Academy which she attended for 12 years. She was in the baccalaureate program at Seattle University when she fell in love with Ron Coulter. Their marriage of 54 years began at St. Joseph's on Capitol Hill, the same Roman Catholic Church where she was baptized.

Kathy loved her job as a Personal Banker at American Marine Bank. However, she retired at the young age of 49 so she and her husband could enjoy their winters in Yuma, Arizona with a tight-knit group of friends.

She was a lady of many abilities. She shot two hole-in-ones, could hit the bullseye with a rifle in target practice, and made a positive contribution to her bowling league. She was on the ski patrol, organized family camping trips and enjoyed fishing, even netting a 33 pound salmon. She found an outlet for her artistic talents by painting in oils and creating beautifully crocheted afghans for each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She used her amazing seamstress skills to make special dresses for her granddaughters with matching outfits for their American Girl dolls. For relaxation, Kathy enjoyed nothing more than sitting down with a good book.

Kathy's province was the kitchen. She is well remembered for the amazing meals she prepared for groups large and small. One of her many legacies is an extensive library of flavorful recipes. She combined her culinary skills with her artistic abilities by preparing stunning cakes. The birthday cakes she made for her daughters were in the shape of dancers in elaborate gowns; the ones for her son's birthdays were realistic trains with lifesavers for wheels.

She had an impact on countless people by being a Bluebird and Campfire leader, a volunteer at St. Paul's grade school and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Paul's in Seattle and St. Cecilia on Bainbridge Island. She will be remembered for running a house that was always open and welcoming to friends and family. As the matriarch, she made sure that the extended family came together often.

Kathy's ashes will be scattered at two locations. The first is Point No Point where she and the people she loved created wonderful memories. The second will be at the family reunion in Leavenworth, Washington later this summer.

Donations may be made in Kathy's honor to the American Lung Association.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at
11:00 am on Friday May 31, 2019
St. Olaf's Catholic Church
18943 Caldart Avenue, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Arrangements are entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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