Sunday, April 20, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Kathi Joan Shull

ShullKathiW

May 15, 1948 – May 22, 2013

Kathi Joan Shull passed away peacefully at her home in Davis on May 22, 2013, in the presence of her immediate family after battling cancer for 2 1/2 years. Kathi was born on May 15, 1948, in Corvallis, Ore., to Paul and Edna Franzen. Her growing-up years occurred in Myrtle Point, Ore., a small town in southwest Oregon, where she was involved with many activities centered around friends, outdoor sports, cheerleading, baby-sitting and church.

She graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1966 and from Southern Oregon College in Ashland, Ore., in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She married Lee Shull, whom she had known since elementary school, on Dec. 16, 1967, in Vancouver, Wash.

In 1970, Lee and Kathi moved to Corvallis, where Kathi taught second and third grades while Lee completed his graduate work at Oregon State University. Kathi loved teaching and was singled out many times for her accomplishments. In 1974, Kathi gave birth to the couple’s first child, Samuel Lee. In 1975, the family relocated to East Lansing, Mich., for Lee’s job at Michigan State University. Kathi was a stay-at-home mom. In 1977, Elizabeth Ann (Liz) was born.

In 1981, the family moved to Davis for Lee’s job as a UC Davis professor. Kathi worked on the UCD campus for 27 years, 24 of which was in the Internship and Career Center as a career counselor primarily to graduate students and teachers. She loved counseling young people, helping them initiate their professional careers. This passion carried over to First Baptist Church of Davis’ “Roaring 20s” ministry, a ministry focused on young professionals. Kathi retired from UCD in 2008 to help daughter Liz raise Kathi’s first grandchild, Madeline.

In December 2010, Kathi was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer after which she endured more than two years of chemotherapy and endless doctors’ appointments. Through it all, Kathi never complained, never questioned God’s purpose, and found ways to use her situation to minister to other cancer patients and medical staff at the UCD Cancer Center. Kathi’s life passions were loving God, walking daily under His direction, reading the Bible, being the best wife she could be, being the best mom and grandmother she could be, being a friend to many wonderful people who came and went during her life, and providing a wonderful home life for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Lee; her two children, Sam and Liz; her daughter-in-law, Sheila; four grandchildren, Madeline, Faith, Paul and Jude; two older brothers, Paul Franzen and John Franzen; and one sister, Janis Arnsdorf. Her parents preceded her in death.

Donations in Kathi’s name may be made to Citizens Who Care (www.citizenswhocare.us), 409 Lincoln Ave., Woodland, CA  95695.

Special to The Enterprise

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 2 comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • dennis watermanJune 20, 2013 - 7:49 am

    i went to school with kathi in myrtle point and my best wishes go to her family

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Gary GilliganJune 23, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    Dear Cousin Kathi, you will always be missed. I haven't seen you in many years, but will see you before long in Eternity at a huge family reunion. I almost beat you to the draw when I came near death in 2010 & 2011 from multiple myeloma cancer. I don't know why I'm still here, but I'll see you soon. Love Always, Cousin Gary

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    A springtime ritual

    By Wayne Tilcock | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Tom Adams seeks Davis school board seat

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1

     
    Hub of activity: DHS newspaper keeps evolving

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Tour renovated YCCC facility Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Tour Davis Waldorf School on Wednesday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    The fifth annual Tour de Cluck is soon to be hatched

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Ortiz lawn signs available

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Sign up soon for spring cooking classes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Robb Davis team to rally on Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Steadfast in their support

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A4, 2 Comments | Gallery

     
    Yolo Hospice offers free grief workshops

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Sign up for Camp Kesem caterpillar crawl

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Quilters gear up for annual show

    By Sebastian Onate | From Page: A4

    KDVS launches fund drive on Monday

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A5

     
    Calling all Scrabble fans

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    League hosts a series of candidate forums

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Hub webpage is seeing traffic increasing

    By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A8

    Birch Lane celebrates its 50th anniversary

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16

     
    Hotel/conference center info meeting set

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16

    Lescroart welcomes all to book-launch party

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A16 | Gallery

     
    DEVO set to serve up 14th annual Winkler Dinner

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16 | Gallery

    Learn Chinese crafts at I-House

    By Sebastian Onate | From Page: A16

     
    Preschool open house set at Davis Waldorf

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A16

    .

    Forum

    Take ownership of your health

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

     
    Reliving the agony and ecstasy of spring

    By Marion Franck | From Page: A7

     
    Keep your baby safe

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Not thrilled with lack of symmetry

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

     
    Core values on campus

    By Our View | From Page: A12

    Road diet? No, city diet!

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12, 4 Comments

     
    We’re reveling in our equality

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

    Vote no; it’s fiscally responsible

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A12, 1 Comment

     
    Rick McKee cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A12

     
    Bill is an affront to UC Davis ag biotech and local farmers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13, 1 Comment

    Don’t want to sit in Fix 50 traffic? Consider alternatives

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A13, 1 Comment

     
    .

    Sports

    Devils burn up the track

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    UCD softball shut out by Santa Barbara

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie men shoot 9-under, lead own tourney

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Stars shine in Woody Wilson Classic

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1, 1 Comment | Gallery

     
    UCD roundup: Aggie baseball swept away by Highlanders

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

    A’s score 3 in ninth, rally past Astros 4-3

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B6

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    .

    Business

    Yolo Federal Credit Union gets WISH funds

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    PG&E pays taxes, fees to county, cities

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9, 1 Comment

    Will Davis get an Old Soul?

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: A9

     
    Pediatricians, nurse practitioner hired at Woodland Healthcare

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed U.S. earnings

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

     
    Davis Roots will showcase its graduating startups

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A14

    University Honda wins another President’s Award

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A14 | Gallery

     
    Dutch Bros. raises $19,000 for girl with leukemia

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A14 | Gallery

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Sunday, April 20, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B8