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Kathy was born a blessing and a gift to Edson and Frances Seipel in San Diego in 1948. She was the youngest of three siblings, with two older brothers, Tim and Jim. Her dream was always to be an educator, and it was fulfilled during her 35 year career as an elementary school teacher in the Santee School District. She was honored as one of Santee's "Teacher of the Year."

In 1969, she wed her high school sweetheart, Terry Davis. They both attended and graduated from UCSD, and later earned teaching credentials and began their careers in education in 1971. Kathy taught 151 and 2nd grade during her entire career and loved helping her primary students get off to a solid start in education, especially working hard to make certain they
learned to read.

Kathy created and published a new, highly successful, complete language curriculum still being used throughout the Santee District. She was regularly complimented and praised by the parents of those fortunate enough to be in her classes and by other teachers whom she was always willing to help. During their 42 year marriage, Kathy and Terry had two children, a son, Timothy, and a daughter, Kelly. As much as Kathy was an excellent and dedicated teacher, she was even better at being a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. Besides her family. Kathy collected innumerable friends, some from as far back as elementary school, who loved and appreciated her wonderful kindness and amazing, caring heart.

Kathy lost a year-long battle with carcinoid cancer on September Ist. She is survived by her husband Terry, her two children, and two grandchildren, Kai and Trevor, but the weight of her loss has touched and saddened the heart of everyone who knew her. In lieu of flowers, Kathy Davis Memorial Fund has been established to help school children.

Donations can be sent to:
Santee School District Foundation, 9625
Mission Gorge Road, Suite B2, #333
Santee, CA 92071