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Kathleen Garayalde

March 18, 1957 October 23, 2011
Kathleen Garayalde
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PEORIA – Kathleen D. Garayalde, 54 , of Peoria died at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria at 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2011. She was born in Peoria on March 18, 1957 to James R. and Joan Dixon Gustafson. She married George Garayalde in Peoria on September 18, 1993. He preceded her in death on August 20, 2005. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Mary Elizabeth. She is survived by her parents of Peoria; four children, Natalie, Stephen, Michael, and Matthew at home; two step-children, Jennifer Twitty of Independence, MO. and Jonathon Garayalde of St. Louis, MO.; three brothers, James B. (Beth) Gustafson, Barrington, IL., Robert (Kim) Gustafson, Chicago, IL, and Richard (Jenni) Gustafson, Peoria.; one sister, Sandra (David) Brown, Brimfield, IL.; three step-grandchildren, Elijah, Ethan, and Stella, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Kathleen was a member of St. Mark’s Church. She was a Cub Scout Leader for several years and was active as a volunteer for many St. Mark’s Church activities. She was a graduate of Academy of Our Lady and Rockhurst College with degrees in Accounting and Language. Services will be held at St. Mark’s Church at 12 Noon on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Visitation will be held two hours before services at the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens at a later date. Msgr. Brian Brownsey will officiate. Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the education fund for Kathleen’s children through CEFCU. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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