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Katherine Leigh Woodhouse

Katherine Leigh Woodhouse died Wednesday August 13, 2020 in her residence in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Dawn, do you remember me? It has been a very long time. I just found out about Kathy. I am truly crushed. I have thought about you, you and her, and all of the many, many friends we all had, and the fun around the Sequoia community. I was there from about 1978-1982. Kathy lived just up the street from me. I would like to know more information. I am easy to find, I'm on Youtube, Facebook, and a few others. Would love to connect. Sorry this is what it took, I'm truly in disbelief. Kathy was such a glorious, vibrant, happy young lady. I am so happy I was part of her life.Love Eric Standefer

Eric Standefer Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

I lived down the street from Kathy in Alexandria VA around 1978-1982. I think Kathy was still in high school or just getting out. I was over he house many times, and I knew her dear mother well. She must have had the patience of a saint with all out antics.There was a group of about 25 or so of us that were all friends. The Sequoia condo complex was big and there were a lot of young people there. It was an amazing time. There was a giant pool and the summers would be so hot, and we would all hang out at the pool and around the community center. We had such a big group of friends there was never a dull moment, and Kathy was at the center of it, she was so vibrant, and happy, and she was so gorgeous with the thick, full red hair and infectious smile. She was always laughing. Everybody loved Kathy, she was so fun to be around. It was such a blessed time, to have so many friends, such an amazing social group, and no cell phones, no computers, we just lived in the now and were present with the friends in front of us. I am so crushed to hear this sad news. I moved away in 1982 and lost all contact with her and all the many friends. I would like very much for anyone to contact me, I would like to find out more information. I am easy enough to find on Youtube and Fakebook. I love you Kathy, I am so happy that you were part of the best time in my life--Eric

Eric Standefer Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

Ms. Kat you will be truly missed at Home Depot. You brought much joy to many faces with you cheerful ways and your motherly conversation. Although we are sad we know that God has a plan for you. So rest peacefully and till we meet again. With all or love 4626 Home Depot.

Lisa Rivera Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy, you were a big part of my life growing up, my first love. You will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in Peace, fly high, love you and will miss you!

Dave Durand Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Kat memories that stand out for me of you is how you showed unconditional love to everyone you met. You will always be a bright light in my heart. I am so blessed to have been a part of your life. You made me laugh and smile even when I didnt want to. You were a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart and soul. You will be truly missed, love ya Kat

Victoria Dove Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy, I will always remember your infectious smile. It was impossible not to smile back! As we say in the Orthodox faith, May your memory be eternal! You are definitely not someone we could ever forget- rest in peace my friend!

Tammy Roberts Karas Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy, youre leaving us far too young! I cannot think of you and not smile! So many concerts, beach trips, pool days, fast rides and good times! Your fun loving ways will carry through us! Rest your beautiful soul In Peace! Suzy

Suzy Jenks Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Kathy So beautiful, so fun and so full of love. That is how I will always remember you. I still smile when I think of our Georgetown adventures you walking into Abbey Road and the Library like you owned the clubs. Well, lets be honest, you did! All eyes were on you and the party started once you arrived. You were some kind of magic! We share so many memories from our teenage years and I will cherish each of them. I am so grateful we stayed in touch even though we lived miles and sometimes continents apart. I hope you are dancing in the sky my beautiful friend. Please give your mama a big hug for me. I love you and will miss you always. May you rest in peace.

Denise Nolan Doss Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM


Though I'm sad, I mean upset, I wont cry, no, I won't shed a tear. Sweetie, I choose to celebrate YOU!

I choose too celebrate your life, because you are/have always been a great big part of mine. I'm so glad you and my wife Veronica got to meet, that was a very happy day for me.

We became friends in 1983, and over the years, that special bond of friendship never lost its luster. In fact, extended family, you are.

I knew your pains, I knew your struggles, but I also knew you fought hard and chose to never give up. Giving up, even at your hardest points was never an option. I also got the opportunity to watch you capture life and begin making the tough hard changes. I have and am so very proud of you. You gave so much of yourself to everybody else. Even when you were being tossed or turned, you put on a smile, ensuring those around you felt safe, welcomed and were loved.

Several months ago, I said that; "back in the day, I should have protected you more."

But you returned fire; Stop it! "No one could've stopped me..., You did, and still do protect me..., I Love you.

Well, I'm sure you're protected now..., but im gonna miss you, can't lie about that. You were supposed to visit Florida this year. So hey, I'll continue looking up, because I'm sure you'll pass by through the clouds, amongst the stars. Yes, Veronica will be there looking with me silly.

You rest now, Sleep well, God has transplanted His beautiful flower for bloom in the Masters bouquet!

I love you too!

David Stokes Aug 20 2020 12:00 AM

My sweetest Dearest Momma Kat. I never saw myself ever typing something like this and, honestly its hard for me to even believe its true. My entire childhood is memories at your house with Alex. We all had the best of times and laughs. I will miss laying down in bed or on the couch watching movies, laughing, you cooking us corn bread, making us tea, or even setting up a tent in the backyard because, we wanted to go camping I remember to get us through that camping night you moved the Tv to the window so that we can watch it while we lay outside in our tent.
Most importantly I will miss your tight warm hugs! The last time you hugged me you gave me the BIGGEST Hug and, and held me so tightly. I surely didnt know that would be the last time but, Im so grateful for the moments we shared. Im so thankful the last words you said to me was
I love you in response I said I love you too!
Im so glad I will forever have that memory and, our messages. My heart aches because, your no longer physically here but, Im glad God gave me memories to cherish forever. I will always miss you until the end of time. Thank you for showing us all how to love people, never to judge, live life to the fullest, give tight warm hugs, and be kind.

I love you so much Loveeey give Grammy a nice warm hug for me

Zenola(Zee) Sims Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

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