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1944 Kathleen 2022

Kathleen Ann Dibble Brasher

March 18, 1944 — December 7, 2022

Kathleen Ann Dibble Brasher passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 7th, 2022 in Holladay, Utah at the age of 78.
Kathy was born March 18, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Wallace and Frances Dibble as the first of eight children. She was raised in humble circumstances in love and righteousness that built character and helped her to become the grounded and Christlike person that she was.
Music was central to Kathy’s life, thanks to a mother who would regularly gather her children to sing at the piano while dad would whistle. Even the family dog, Sunny, would join in. Frances instilled in her children not only a love for music, but an appreciation for how important uplifting music is for our lives. Kathy developed her gifts of singing, writing and arranging music as she directed and sang in choirs and regularly composed special arrangements to share in her ward or with others as she sang throughout her life with her sisters.
It was as a senior in choir at East High School where the director moved the unruly Pam Brasher to the front row to be seated by Kathy, hoping that her influence would help contain Pam. This spawned a friendship that led to Kathy not only meeting a group of girls who became her closest friends, but also to meeting Pam’s older brother, Jay, who became truly the love of her life.
Jay & Kathy were married September 9, 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple, 56 years ago.
With their 7 children and spouses, Jay & Kathy’s posterity now numbers 64, all of whom strive to carry on their legacy of loving and blessing the lives of others.
Kathy’s testimony of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was firm. She knew it, she lived it and she loved to share it. Together with Jay, she served a 2-year inner-city service mission in Salt Lake City, then a 2-year mission coaching missionaries and proselyting in Toronto, Canada, soon followed by 2 years doing much the same at the Missionary Training Center in Hamilton, New Zealand. These and other experiences she had traveling the world led to many cherished relationships as she spread her love everywhere she went.
Kathy epitomized faithfulness. She gladly served in any capacity to which she was called, including Primary President, Young Women’s President, Relief Society President, Stake YW President, in Stake RS Presidencies and, with Jay, as the Stake Mission Preparation Leaders. On their own accord, she and Jay held thoughtfully prepared weekly mission prep classes at their home for interested youth from their ward, as well as for their adolescent grandchildren. What beautiful memories those will be.
Although much is required where much is given, Kathy gave so freely and willingly of all that she had. Her legacy is one of service and love. Pure, authentic love. Those blessed to know her will forever feel her impact. Words cannot describe how much we will miss you, our dearest Oma.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Frances Dibble, brother, David Dibble, and her sister, Joyce Dibble.
Kathy is survived by her husband, Jay, her children, Brooke (Don) Rowley, Rob (Etienne) Brasher, Jeff (Angie) Brasher, Doug (Alison) Brasher, Kellie (Ty) Brewer, Mindie (Justin) Booth, Camie (John) McPhie, foster-daughter Virginia Tsosie and 36 precious grandchildren with 11 spouses and 10 great-grandchildren and three more en-route. Kathy is also survived by her brothers, Steve Dibble and Mike Dibble, sisters Karen Anderson, Wendy Flanders, and Barbara Larsen, as well as many deeply loved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to & Kathleen Brasher Scholarship
A memorial service will be held in her honor at the Holladay South Stake Center at 4917 S. Viewmont Street, Holladay, UT 84117 on Saturday, December 17th at 11:00 a.m. followed by her Interment at Memorial Holladay Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the same location on Friday December 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Please use the following link to view the services remotely.
Service Information
Viewing December 16, 2022 at 6:00-8:00 PM
4917 South Viewmont Street, Holladay, Utah 84117

Viewing December 17, 2022 at 9:00-10:30 AM
4917 South Viewmont Street, Holladay, Utah 84117

Funeral Service
December 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM
4917 South Viewmont Street, Holladay, Utah 84117
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