Kathy Lee Padilla

July 27, 1953 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 67)

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Kathy Lee Padilla, born to David and Genevieve Padilla, passed away at home on January 19th, 2021.  She attended Merced schools and graduated in the class of 1971.

Working over 40 years for Mercy Hospital/Dignity Health, Kathy was known for her hospitality, backyard barbecues, gardening, weekends away with her girlfriends, road trips, cooking for family and friends, spending time with her grandsons and caring for her cousin Richard Paulsen.  She also enjoyed organizing local fundraisers and charity events.

She is survived by her son, Eric Padilla and daughter-in-law Sara Padilla, her two precious grandsons Torsten and Odin Padilla, her niece, Marsha Janis, sister Sonya Bien Carlson, nieces Jessica Carlson, Jeanine Cardenas, nephew Dennis Carlson, brother Manuel Thomas Janis, sister-in-law Michelle Janis, nephews Michael Janis, Manuel Janis Jr., Nathaniel Janis, sister Frances Padilla, nephew Michel (Mike) Stevens, nieces Emily Holland and Melissa Holland, brother Bobee Padilla and sister-in-law Megan Padilla, nephew David Padilla III and her cousin, Richard Paulsen.

She was preceded in death by her dear parents David and Genevieve Padilla and her brothers David Padilla Jr. and John Padilla.

Kathy's generous and loving spirit will always be remembered by those who knew her.

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