Kathleen Maag Stone
Kathleen Maag Stone passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 in Evergreen Hospital with her family around her.
A non-smoker, Kathleen died from complications of non-small cell lung cancer.
Kathleen was born May 6, 1958 in Ontario, Oregon to Warner and Mary K Maag. She was the 5th of 6 children. Her siblings–Father Ron Maag of Hood River, Oregon; Regina Pontarolo-Maag (Steve) of Quincy, Washington; Doug Maag (Terrie) of Vale, Oregon, Maureen Maag of Portland, Oregon and Brian Maag (Kathryn) of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Many of her aunts were nurses, so Kathleen followed them to the University of Portland to nursing school, graduating cum laude in 1980.
Kathleen started nursing at Group Health Hospital in Redmond. She moved to University of Washington Hospital ICU/CCU . In 1983, she joined Providence Hospital in Everett, then Providence Seattle ICU. In 1991, she moved to the CCU, working mostly with heart surgery patients. She moved to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland in 2000. Kathleen was selected for excellence in Nursing by the Hospital in 2004. She was a charge nurse, then Nursing Director of the recovery room in 2007. She left Evergreen when her cancer was diagnosed and she was disabled.
While biking the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride in 1986, Kathleen met Roger Stone. They dated, danced, went through Marriage Encounter, and were married in the midst of a snowstorm February 1990. They have twin boys, Matthew (University of Washington) and Daniel (Cal Poly), born in 1995.
She was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008, but she never let cancer define her remaining years. She endured heart surgeries, lung taps, and numerous rounds of chemotherapy, but through it all Kathleen remained positive and was determined to live life on her own terms. She will be greatly missed, but we know her spirit will live on in all of those who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her.
There will be a Rosary Sunday, August 17 at 7:30 PM at St Patrick’s Catholic Church 690 A St W, Vale, OR 97918. There will be a funeral Mass for her at St Patrick’s, Monday, August 18 at 10:30 AM, followed by a celebration of life at the Parish Hall. If you’d like to contribute to a memorial in Kathleen’s name, please send checks to “Kathleen Stone Memorial”, 2987 SW Fairview Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97205.
A more complete obituary is available at the Barton funeral home website http://bartonfuneral.com/2014/08/11/kathleen-maag-stone/