Kathy Ansite


Kathy Ansite, 54 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on September 3, 2018.  She was born on January 6, 1964 in Concord, CA to James C. Kingsbury and Kathy Swatosh.  Kathy graduated from the University of Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She married Dale Ansite on May 16, 1992 in Santa Barbara, CA.  Kathy was an intern for KEYT in Santa Barbara before starting her first business Memory Video, videotaping polo matches and eventually weddings.  Kathy and her husband Dale owned and operated California Living and Oregon Living TV Media (OLTV), both featuring local businesses and nearby attractions. She was the author of 2 children’s books; The Playhouse Story and Woody’s Adventure Series.  Kathy enjoyed swimming, gardening, writing, traveling and meditation. She was a member of Kiwanis, Rotary and completed her certification as a Life Coach.  Kathy was passionate about helping others and loved people.  She believed that everybody wants someone to listen to them.  Kathy is survived by her daughter, Christine Ansite, Eugene, OR; her parents, James Kingsbury and Kathy Swatosh.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Ansite on April 8, 2009.  A Celebration of Life will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, 123 S. 7thSt., Cottage Grove, OR.  At the family’s request please do not send flowers.  In honor of Kathy please make memorial contributions to Mental Health & Suicide Prevention.

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