Kathryn Angela Velghe

Kathryn Velghe003After a courageous battle with cancer, Kathy Velghe, 47, of League City, Texas, entered eternal life September 6, 2014. She was born July 12, 1967 in Mission Hills, CA, the youngest of 12 children, to Herman and Mary Desautels. She was preceded in death by her father, her husband Rick Velghe, a sister Deborah Desautels, and a brother Christopher Desautels.
She is survived by her mother Mary Gretchen Desautels, sisters: Elizabeth (Michael Klekovic) Skidmore, and Suzy (Henry) Domingo, brothers: David (Jeanette) Desautels, Daniel (Shelley) Desautels, Jacques (Linda) Desautels, Robert (Ann) Desautels, George Desautels, Thomas (Terri) Desautels, Stephen (Victoria) Desautels, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and Rick’s children: Clare, Hannah and James Velghe.
Kathy was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Nassau Bay, Texas. She was a graduate of Bishop Alemany High School, Mission Hills, CA, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State University Northridge and her Master’s Degree from Cal State University Hayward. Kathy was the principal of Bay Colony Elementary School, League City, for the past 10 years.
Kathy will be remembered for her contagious smile, her quick wit, and her love of her family and friends. She touched the lives of everyone she met and her love for her students and staff was without limit.
A visitation will be held Friday, September 12, 2014 at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Drive, Nassau Bay, TX 77058 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the rosary and prayers at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral mass will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. Interment follows at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, TX.
The family would like to thank the staff at Baywind Village for all their compassionate loving care.
Donations may be made in Kathy’s memory to Interfaith Caring Ministries, 151 Park Ave., League City, TX 77573.
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  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and her extended family at Bay Colony. She was definitely one of a kind. She was not only my former boss but a true friend. She will be forever missed but not forgotten.

    Angelina Jolie
  2. My deepest condolences to all of you in your loss. May Jesus and our lady give you the strength in this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Life, like a mist, appears for just a day,
    Then disappears tomorrow.
    All that we are can quickly fade away,
    Replaced with tears and sorrow.
    If a man should die, can he live again?
    Hear the promise God has made:
    He will call; The dead will answer.
    They shall live at his command.
    For he will have a longing
    For the work of his own hand.
    So have faith, and do not wonder,
    For our God can make us stand.
    And we shall live forever,
    As the work of his own hand.
    Job 14:13-15

  4. We are forever connected through our love for Rick. How blessed we were to have you come into our lives. Deepest sympathy to Suzy, Henry and all of Kathy’s beloved family. Love, Anna and SJ Babin

    Anna M Babin
  5. Thank you for being such a good friend to me. You were an excellent friend, mentor, and principal. You felt at home with my family and they all love you and have very fond memories of you and the time you spent with all of us. Thank you for being who you were and for making me be a better me. Like Peas and Carrots, and I know how much you loved your vegetables! 🙂
    I will carry on your finest traditions in our school.
    Love you,

    Amy Smith
  6. You made Elementary years so easy. I knew my kids were in good hands leaving them at school. You made such an impact on everyone you met. I will always remember you smiling and saying, Fenoglio olio. Love you and you will never be forgotten.

    Heidi Fenoglio
  7. As a former student I would like to send my sincere sympathy. Ms. Velghe will be missed but never forgotten.

    Gilbert Esparza
  8. Our heart goes out to Kathy’s family and friends. She was a wonderful lady and will be truly missed.

    Ray and Patti Vial
  9. Oh, my, I hadn’t heard. Was just looking up her current employment status when I found this. I was her professor at CSUN and good friend. I hadn’t heard from Kathy the past two Christmas sessions and wondered why. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Cynthia Desrochers
    • Cynthia,

      I am Kathy’s brother, Jacques Desautels.

      Today would have been Kathy’s 50th birthday, so I was looking back at this site.

      Thank you for your kind words. We all miss Kathy’s impact on our lives.


      J Desautels

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