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FLY CREEK - Kathleen M. Chase, 48, of Fly Creek, died Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Born Jan. 23, 1969, in Cooperstown, Kathleen was the daughter of Donald W. Chase and Carol (Winnie) Butts and, after Don's death, was raised by Tom and Carol Butts.
She graduated from Cooperstown High School in the Class of 1987.
Kathleen loved deeply and wholeheartedly with everything she had. She was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. Her family has been blessed to learn many valuable lessons from her during her short 48 years here with them, including to always smile and to not dwell on the past. Kathleen always brought constant laughter with her presence wherever she was.
Some of Kathleen's favorite activities were spending time at the farm, hunting, and fishing. She loved her abundant vegetable and flower gardens and her cook outs on Buck Road with "the Buck Road Boys."
Kathleen loved being "Aunt Teen" to her nieces and nephews. Always busy, she loved going on new adventures every day.
She was for many years the tax assessor for the towns of Morris, New Lisbon and Milford and was respected and appreciated for her deep sense of fairness and her principled approach to her job. She was always willing to be open and to listen to everyone.
Kathleen was predeceased by her father Donald W. Chase; and by her grandparents, Lewis Winne and Emma and Ramon Chase.
In celebration of Kathleen's life, the family would like you to join them at 117 Buck Road in Fly Creek at 3 p.m. on June 24, for some great food, cold drinks and the remembrance of an amazing woman's life.
Published on May 31, 2017
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