ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kathleen Reno. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Michelle Roche on March 29, 2021
My mom was a very beautiful person inside and out. She was so strong and brave. Not once in the last month of her life did she cry or complain. I know she had to be scared
but she never showed it. I know we all were scared. I cried every day watching her fade away knowing that the days were coming to a end and I could not stop it, I was not ready to lose my mom, my best friend my everything. I miss her so much. I love you mom. My heart will never be the same because it is missing you. That part of my heart is gone and in heaven, and when I get there with you my heart will be full once again. Tell then I will miss you.
Posted by Scott Reno on March 26, 2021
Kathy's brother Tom Jostes was laid to rest this week only two months after Kathy's passing. Both were believing in God and loved family to the very last. Tom was like a brother to me and they join Rosie and Bob who ventured down the trial before them. Love you all and take care of each other.
Posted by Marci Whitman on March 4, 2021
I remember Kathy inviting me over one holiday to make fudge. Kathy had her hands full as I’m not a baker in the least. That didn’t bother her as she was patient and a great teacher. While I’ve left the fudge making to Kathy, it’s was a fun afternoon. I’ll miss going with Kathy and Scott for our Mexican lunches. Kathy you will be greatly missed by everyone, especially Scott and your fur babies.

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Posted by Michelle Roche on March 29, 2021
My mom was a very beautiful person inside and out. She was so strong and brave. Not once in the last month of her life did she cry or complain. I know she had to be scared
but she never showed it. I know we all were scared. I cried every day watching her fade away knowing that the days were coming to a end and I could not stop it, I was not ready to lose my mom, my best friend my everything. I miss her so much. I love you mom. My heart will never be the same because it is missing you. That part of my heart is gone and in heaven, and when I get there with you my heart will be full once again. Tell then I will miss you.
Posted by Scott Reno on March 26, 2021
Kathy's brother Tom Jostes was laid to rest this week only two months after Kathy's passing. Both were believing in God and loved family to the very last. Tom was like a brother to me and they join Rosie and Bob who ventured down the trial before them. Love you all and take care of each other.
Posted by Marci Whitman on March 4, 2021
I remember Kathy inviting me over one holiday to make fudge. Kathy had her hands full as I’m not a baker in the least. That didn’t bother her as she was patient and a great teacher. While I’ve left the fudge making to Kathy, it’s was a fun afternoon. I’ll miss going with Kathy and Scott for our Mexican lunches. Kathy you will be greatly missed by everyone, especially Scott and your fur babies.
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Who is Kathy Reno



Kathy was one of 8 children born to Joseph and Georgia Jostes. She had 3 brothers Joe, Tom and Bob and 4 sisters Gerrie, Mary, Rosie and Kristy. She was a wonderful mother to her children James and Michelle well as being grandmother to 7 grandchildren Tiffany, Barhia, Zac, Arron, J, Angel and Sherlyn. She was also a great grandmother to 13 great grandchildren. She was a loving wife to Scott Reno.

Kathy was wonderful person with a heart of gold and a spit fire personality along with a great sense of humor. Kathy was stubborn and when she set her mind to something there was no changing it. To contrast her stubborn side was a loving side. She was always worried if you had everything you needed, and you were ok and if she could help. Most of the time she was simply happy to see you and spend time with you. She loved joking around and making you a laugh usually at her children’s expense. She was all in all a happy person that tried not to let all the bad stuff going on in this world or in her family’s lives bring her down. Kathy would just find the positive in the situation or try to do something to help. Kathy always was trying to help people in every way she could, it was like if she were not helping someone with something, she was not genuinely happy.

Kathy was a single mother raising 2 kids. She worked hard to make sure that she provides for them, making sure that they had everything they needed. Putting her life on back burner for them, also because her kids scared off anyone, she tried getting into a relationship with. Until her knight and shining armor came into her life. Scott Reno, he lived across the street from her sister Kristy, when Scott and Kathy got together it was like Kathy found what she longed for. Kathy uses to say I dream about him but never could see his face, but knew Scott was the one in her dreams. They were inseparable after that. James and Michelle would try everything to scare him off and nothing worked. Scott always got the better of them. Finally, James and Michelle gave up and decided it was nice to see mom happy. Scott and Kathy got married and Kathy was happy, and Scott made sure of it.

Kathy faced a lot of challenges during her life, divorced, raised 2 kids on her own, got remarried and faced almost losing her new husband to a kidney disease which required a Kidney transplant. She delt with several painful muscle disease’s yet lived her life to the fullest. She lost a brother and a sister to cancer, and another brother wheelchair bound and in a nursing home. Cancer struck her last January and she was ready to fight with everything she had. She did kemo and radiation and became very sick from the treatments but still got up to finish the fight. November was going to be the last treatment and the hope was that she won over cancer. In December she was retested to see if she was cancer free. She was not expecting the answer she received. The cancer had spread, and all her back and upper part of her body. Kathy was devastated, she finished her Christmas shopping and wrapping to have one last Christmas with her family. On Christmas day Kathy seemed to have had a stroke and was taken to the hospital, there she was told that she did not have a stroke that she had three masses of cancer on her brain, one was exceptionally large. Kathy lost the battle, cancer won Kathy was a fighter.

We all have great and wonderful memory’s of Kathy. Brothers and Sisters growing up with her. All the wonderful family gathering, from poker party to Christmas eve to birthdays. Her kid being raised and brought up by her love and crazy ways, from chasing them down the street to whoop their buts to running their car off the road, keeping them form making bad decisions. To holding them when they are down and sad to make them feel better. Her granddaughter Tiffany raising her like her own daughter, going through boy problems to getting to finish school. Or to all the wonderful trips she went on and the crazy things that happened on them, like hotels on fire to sinking cruise ships to tour bus crashes. The memories of Kathy could go on forever. But they are our memories, your memory and they will stay with all of us. These memory’s keep her alive in our hearts.

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The Horror of Cancer treatment revealed

Shared by Scott Reno on March 5, 2021
To this day I can only marvel in the resolve and bravery that Kathy had during her year of treatment. When the Cancer was first discovered she went to see the doctor at the treatment center. It was during this visit that the lung cancer was rated stage three and a mark on her back as stage four. A new x ray verified the lung Cancer but advised that the mark on the back was not Cancer. She started chemo treatments which are given in series of three  with several weeks off before starting the next series. After the second series radiation treatments were started in addition to the chemo. It was during one of the radiation treatments that the accident happened to her esophagitis. We call it an accident as the truth will never be known how the radiation treatment hit her esophagitis and caused an injury. She was not able to eat or drink and every attempt made her vomit. We called the cancer center only to be told to go to the ER. The hospital had no answers and so Kathy lived on IV fluids and pain killers. She struggled thru this period with her health failing each day. Finally she was able to keep watermelon down and several weeks later chicken noodle soup was added to her diet. She faced a decision of starting chemo again and resumed treatments for the last series. In December a final x ray was done to verify that the lung Cancer was gone. She returned home with the terrible news that bone Cancer was in her entire body and she did not have long to live. She was able to enjoy Christmas until we took her to the ER thinking she was having a stroke and a MRI revealed three Cancer growths in her brain and only weeks to live. Kathy went thru hell and this has given me new thought's about Cancer treatment in general.

Christmas Fudge

Shared by Scott Reno on March 4, 2021
Christmas was Kathy's favorite holiday from her childhood thru Christmas 2020. As an adult she learned how to make fudge that family and friends counted the days during the holidays for their box of Christmas fudge. Michelle has become an expert in making this fudge and we will tell you what is needed and how to make it. If it does not come out right the first time just try again.
Kitchen utensils:
Large pot(stainless steel works best).
Large whip
Metal spoon
Wooden spoon
Large cookie sheet with edges
Short drinking glass w/cold water

Ingredients:
Sugar 4 cups
Blue Bonnet margarine 1 stick
Carnation evaporated milk 1 can
Kraft marshmallow cream 8 oz 2 jars
Chocolate chips 48 oz   (milk chocolate her choice)
Chopped Walnuts 1 cup
Miniature marshmallows 1 cup
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon 

NOTE wash all utensils to remove any film as this can cause fudge to not set.

This is a start to finish needs your full attention so don't start until you are ready.
Place pot over medium to medium high heat. Add sugar, margarine and milk to pot.
Stir as sugar and margarine will turn to liquid. As liquid heats up it turns into a golden color and will start to boil. When this occurs set timer for five minutes(most batches take only 2-3) Take a drop from pot and drop in the glass of water, if it is solid you are ready if does not set you need to cook a few seconds more checking with water drop every 15 seconds. If it set you will now need to do several things at the same time. Turn off heat add Vanilla extract, marshmallow cream and stir. Pour chips in and stir as fast as possible until mostly dissolved and add nuts and miniature marshmallows until mixed. All the time you are doing this the fudge is starting to setup and needs to be spread on the cookie sheet and smoothed out.
Fudge will be ready to cut it 24 hours.