Austin Kathy Turner-Rigdon passed away on May 9,
2006 in Austin after a long and courageous battle with
cancer at the age of 49. Kathy was born on August 16,
1956 in Big Springs, Texas to Bettye and Jack Turner.
After moving to Odessa, she attended St. Mary's Catholic
School, Nimitz Junior High, graduating from Permian High
School in 1974. She then worked at the Oil Patch
Restaurant where she made many lasting friendships.
She later moved to Austin and worked for Nagel
Manufacturing Company for over 13 years until she left to
devote her time to raising her family. She and the family
moved to Dripping Springs in 2002. Kathy was loved by
everyone who met her with her cheerful personality and
wonderful smile. She will be missed by all
Kathy is survived by her husband Kevin, daughter Lauren
and son Cole, all of Dripping Springs; parents Bettye and
Jack Turner of Odessa; brothers Steven and wife Karen of
Pleasanton, James and wife Valerie of Carrolton and
Michael and wife Cyndy of Humble, as well as numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock, May 20, 2006
at Austin Peel Funeral Home in Austin. Family graveside
services will follow at Remembrance Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Christopher House of
Hospice Austin or the Odessa Chapter of the American