Katherine Jean Nye: April 25, 1951 – January 4, 2023

Kathy Nye, 71, passed away on January 4th, 2023 peacefully at her place of residence, Angels on Whidbey. She was born April 25th,1951 in Seattle WA and was adopted 10 months later by Richard and Nell Kingma of Mount Vernon, WA.

Kathy graduated from Reformed Bible College in Michigan with a major in Music Studies. After college she married Ronald Nye of Oak Harbor, WA in October of 1974. They just celebrated 48 years of marriage. She had a passion for music and played the piano for many people and events around town. She was a music teacher at the Oak Harbor Christian School for many years as well as the pianist at the NAS Whidbey Chapel.

She is survived by her brother Dale Kingma in Arizona, husband Ron in Oak Harbor, sons Joshua in Honolulu, Jeff in Oak Harbor and his wife Kailey and kids Paisley and Paxton, and daughter Jenna Stevens and husband Brad in Port Ludlow. Viewing will be held at Wallin-Stucky Funeral Home 1 hour prior to the graveside burial service, at Maple Leaf Cemetery on Saturday January 21st at 2 pm. Following the burial light refreshments will be available at the Wallin-Stucky Funeral Home. Her favorite color was purple

please wear an item in that color if you can, in her honor.