Kathy Louise Halterman, (Hancock, Glenn) was born August 3, 1960 in Pocatello, Idaho. She died January 6, 2021 in Pocatello, Idaho. She was preceded in death by: her parents, Lester and Jane Halterman; half-brother Byron Halterman; her first husband Kelly Hancock; & his father Mark Hancock; and her father and mother-in-law Roger and Joan Glenn.
She is survived by: her younger brother, Larry Halterman; Kelly’s family: mother-in-law, Lois (Dennis) Spencer; sisters-in-law, Diana Rowe and Marcie (Lee) Crosley; her second husband Stephen Glenn; his daughter Kristie (Wayne) Jorgenson; his son Richard (Tracy) Glenn; and grandchildren: Kaylee, Shawntay and Tabitha Jorgenson; Eric, Bradley, and Lori Jorgenson; Marcus, Dallas, Makai, and Danika Glenn; extended family: Terry (Pam) Glenn, Cherri, (Steven) Janet Garrett, Keith (LaRain) Glenn, (Scott) Valerie Wilson, and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy attended Highland High School and graduated in 1979. At the age 18, she started working at Farmers Insurance doing data entry. She worked there for almost 35 years. During this time, she made many good friends whom she valued and enjoyed spending time with on walks, lunches, and other outings. She became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints before she met Kelly. She served valiantly in her callings in the church and truly loved serving others.
She married Kelly Hancock who was a friend from high school. They dated off and on for five years and married March 10, 1986. They were sealed in the Idaho Falls temple a few years later. In their six years of marriage, Kelly’s health declined due to M.S. and other issues. He was in a wheelchair and on oxygen most of their marriage. They enjoyed listening to music, watching movies, and tole painting together and attending special family events. Kathy’s mother passed away in 1988. When her father suffered a heart attack, they moved in with him to help. Later they purchased her childhood home from her father. Her father moved out when his health improved. Kelly passed away November 5, 1992.
Kathy started dating Stephen Glenn a year later. Her father died of cancer shortly before Kathy and Stephen married August 11, 1995 in Pocatello, Idaho. They were married for almost 26 years. Some of the hobbies that she enjoyed sharing with Stephen were traveling, camping, scrapbooking, adult coloring books, playing board games and spending time with friends and family. Despite not being able to have children herself, Kathy loved spending time with Stephen’s children and grandchildren, which she considered her own. Because they lived in Utah, the grandchildren called her “Grandma Idaho”, which she got a kick out of. She loved children and was like a grandmother to all of her friends’ children and grandchildren. She cherished the times with her brother Larry, who she loved dearly. She loved flowers, especially roses, which she shared with others from her garden. She did not judge others and was accepting and loving of everyone. She considered many people her dear friends, but she considered Karen and Debbie her fri-sisters.
Kathy enjoyed listening to music and singing along. One of the songs she especially liked was “You are My Sunshine”. The song reminded her of how much love she felt for Stephen and it would always bring tears to her eyes.
Kathy was very appreciative of her mother and the professional skills she learned from her as a nurse. She expressed to many that she felt, she learned her compassion and patience from her mother in caring for Kelly, her dad, and others throughout her life.
She always had a smile that lifted your day, and her laugh was contagious. Kathy was in and out of the hospital for the last five years of her life. The doctors and nurses that cared for her enjoyed caring for her and mentioned that she always brightened their day and always had an upbeat and infectious personality despite how sick she was. Kathy will be greatly missed by many.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 16th at 11am in the Mountain View Cemetery (Section 43E), Pocatello. In lieu of flowers, Kathy would want a donation made in her name to any food bank, or any institution involving kidney, heart, diabetes, or the humane society. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com
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