03/07/1939 - 12/19/2019
Service Date: 12/28/2019
Service Time: 10 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mountain Vista Ward, 10305 East Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85208
Visitation Date: 12/28/2019
Visitation Time: 9 AM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mountain Vista Ward, 10305 East Southern Ave. Mesa, AZ 85208
Interment: Gilbert Memorial Park, 2100 East Queen Creek Road, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Kathleen Anderson Tingey, passed away on Thursday, December 19, 2019.  She was born on March 7, 1939 in Tooele, Utah to Varian “Chunky” and Ada Mae Johnson Anderson.  She was the fourth of six children.

Kathleen grew up in Wendover, Utah and attended Utah State University on a scholarship.  It was at the university where she met her eternal companion, Sherman Neil Tingey.  They were married in the Salt Lake City LDS temple on October 24, 1958.

Kathleen raised her family in Tempe, Arizona.  Together with Sherman they had six children – Cal (Shelley), Kistie Sharp (Lonnie), Kurt (Lezlee), Fawn Teague (James), Shannon Wootan (Justin), Troy (Becky).  Her greatest accomplishment was raising her six children.

She shared her many talents with her family and encouraged her children and grandchildren to develop theirs as well.  Kathleen was an accomplished seamstress, she loved to learn, and she also was an excellent cook.  She was a gracious entertainer and would put her cooking skills to good use fixing many meals for family, friends and guests.

As a family they traveled the world, living in Germany, Australia, as well as six different states while Sherman took visiting professorships at different universities.  Together, Kathleen and Sherman traveled to 54 different foreign countries.

Kathleen, with her family, enjoyed spending summers at their ranch in Wyoming.  As her family grew and grandkids were added, the ranch became a focal point for visiting with family members.

Kathleen was an excellent example of positivity, discipline, faithful living and tireless loving service. She spent many years serving valiantly in various church callings.

Her crowning achievement was her family.

In lieu of flowers, Kathleen would like donations to go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.

Services for Kathleen Anderson Tingey will be held on December 28, 2019 at the LDS Chapel on 10305 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85208

9:00 am Visitation with family

10:00 am Funeral Services



  • These times bring us back to the realization that LOVE is the most precious gift we have. As all parents know, the testament of their life is shown through their children. Cal is my brother in law and it is obvious that this beautiful lady lived a great life of faith and love. Bless you all in this difficult time.

  • Linda Tingey Hansen

    We love and will miss our wonderful Aunt Kathy.

  • Alonna & Mark Randall

    Our sincere sympathy to Sherman and the Tingey family, at this sad time! Kathy was beautiful inside and out. Her legacy was her outstanding family! You will be in our hearts and prayers! Love, Mark and Alonna Randall , Hawaii Honolulu Mission

  • Jay & Maria Hoopes

    We are saddened that she had to leave so soon from this world. We offer our love and support for Sherman. May the Lord bless you greatly in this time of trial. Ever your friends, Maria & Jay

  • John and Carolyn Burton

    Sherman and your family,
    We are sad to learn Kathy passed. It was a privilege to get to know this lovely remarkable lady.
    We are thinking of you and send our prayers of comfort.

    John and Carolyn

  • Carolyn and John Burton

    Sherman and family,
    We are sad to learn Kathy passed. It was a privilege to get to know this lovely remarkable lady.
    We are thinking of you and send prayers of comfort.

  • So sorry to hear of Kathy’s death. I had no idea she was so bad. I will be in Seattle for the holidays. Again, so sorry.

  • What a sweet and wonderful person Kathy was. I loved her and admired all her wonderful qualities. My sincere sympathy to all the Tingey family. I am sad that I will be in Utah and won’t be to her funeral. Sending to all of you my prayers and love. Wanda Brown

  • Gary and Lucy Richardson

    When I think of Kathy, the word “Gracious” comes to mind. We remember a beautiful lady…her beautiful home and family. So sorry for this separation but know it is temporary. Families are Forever.

  • Sending love from the Wind family. It is so hard to lose a loved one. My husband just passed in October. I understand the loss. ❤️To your family

  • Lynne and Glen Tolman

    We were a neighbor and friend to Kathy for many years and loved her sweet spirit and concern for others. We will miss seeing her encouraging smile. Thinking of you and sending our thoughts and prayers your way.
    Love Elder and Sister Tolman Utah Salt Lake City Headquarters Mission

  • Buck & Fran Schumaker

    It was only a few days ago, possibly Thursday when I said to myself “I’m going to call Kathleen—-guess I will call on Christmas “. She was like my little sister and I love her. We send our love & prayers to Sherm and the family.

  • Julie and Dave Curtis

    We are grateful for the wonderful memories shared with you Sherm and darling Kathy. We have learned so much from her service- oriented and unconditionally loving personality. She, indeed, set the bar high for living the Gospel and raising such a wonderful family. Our love to you and your great family. Julie and Dave Curtis

  • Marshall and Karen Gothelf

    We will miss sweet Kathy. Please accept our sincere condolences and love.

  • Farrell and Diane Smith

    What a sad loss for your family – and all the friends who have known and loved Kathy for so many years.
    She was always such an example to us of someone who showed her love and friendship and
    support to everyone she met. She quietly served and did the little things that made a difference in so many
    lives. We feel your loss. Kathy will be missed by all of us.

  • Sandi Kimbrell.... Rancho Cordova Ca.

    I grew up with Kathy in Wendover Utah we went to school together and we waitressed at the Stateline Hotel and western café, she was a year ahead of me in school so 1956 she went to Grantsville to finish school and I married my eternal sweetheart and moved away from Wendover and went to live in Spain for three years and we kind of lost track of one another but we did touch bases about three years ago when I called her to invite her to our reunion in Wendover and got reacquainted again, I’m so sorry for your loss and my prayers and thoughts go out to your whole family,

  • Fritz & Ilva HUBER

    We are so sorry to hear the sad news…………….
    Fritz & Ilva Huber

  • Duane and Kay Gerrard

    Dear Phi Alpha Friend, Sherm Tingey and Family
    We are saddened at the passing of your dear wife,mother and our dear friend Kathy.We will surely miss her to, because we loved her also. We are so grateful,we got to know her at our few “ to infrequent visits” at your home and your ranch in Wyoming. May you all be comforted by your testimonies,of the Great Plan of Happiness, and May your minds always by washed mindful of her teachings and love, we pray.
    We send our deepest sympathy, and love.

  • Cliff & Sheri Evarts

    Although we hadn’t seen the Tingeys for many, many years, we had the good fortune to visit with Sherman and Kathy this past October. I was so grateful to introduce them to my wife Sheri, and to be able to tell Kathy how much we loved and admired her and her family. I and my wife Susanne (who passed in 2013) moved into the Tempe 8th Ward and were welcomed with open arms by the amazing Tingey family. Kathy and the family that she raised with Sherman, were always what we strived to be in our lives and we loved the example they set for our little family. Over the years we went our separate ways but the example they set and the indelible image of their family stayed with us always. We loved Kathy and she will always have a special place in our hearts. Our condolences to all her family, who had the best wife, mom and grandmother anyone could ever hope for.
    Cliff & Sheri Evarts, Farmington, UT and Las Vegas, NV

  • Sherman, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to you and to your family. Kathy left quite an impression on me, as did your family, during the short time we shared membership in the same Tempe Ward. It has been wonderful to be in touch, on occasion, over the years, and was especially nice to hear Kathy’s voice recently. I could see her clearly and had a flood of the love and respect I always had for this wonderful LADY! May God help each of you as you grieve and make necessary adjustments to her absence. I wish you the peace that can only be found in Him. Sincerely, Pam Copland

  • Sandra Hatch Wright

    We love you all. Aunt Kathy was always so kind and sweet. You’re such a wonderful family.

  • Crystal Robinson

    Just was thinking about this woman and the marvelous memories I have of her and tried to look her up only to find out she had passed. What a wonderful legacy she left, love to all of her lovely family.

  • I miss my grandma so much. She was so nice to everyone.

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