Kathleen Rene Tiell, age 63, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on Saturday May 13, 2023, unexpectedly.

Kathleen (Kathy) was born on August 26, 1959, to Otto and Helen (Kusterman) Sidon in Presidio of Monterey, California. After Kathy graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977, she went on to forge a career, working in various government agencies, building to her ultimate position as Sr. Legal Assistant for the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office.

Kathy enjoyed many activities, one of her favorites was being outdoors and camping as much as possible.  She also enjoyed shopping, crocheting, knitting, spending time with friends, and simply having a good time. However, with all the things Kathy enjoyed in life, none compared to the joy she felt spending time with her family. Being a wife, mother, grandmother, and a GIGI filled her heart in a way nothing else could.

Kathleen is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Gene V. Tiell, married for 23 years. Also by her Mother Helen Sidon, sister Vickie Clark, her adoring children; Jennifer Kading (spouse Kurtiss Kading), Amy Driscoll, Kimberly Driscoll, and Adam Rice (Spouse Nicole Beaudin).  Grandchildren; Alexis Kading, Faith Driscoll, Chloe Powell, Caiohme Harris, Mackenna Kading, Caynon Harris, Dylan Kading, as well as her Great-Grandson Moon Krieger. She is preceded in death by her father, Otto Sidon, sister, Wendy Crockett, and grandson, Chase Driscoll.

A visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday May 22, 2023, with funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Shrine of Remembrance,1730 East Fountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910.

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  1. Kathy was one of my best friends in JR high and high school. I have so many happy memories, lots of laughter and I’ll never forget arriving at the prom in JR high with the same dress! My condolences to her family, especially her mom Helen and sister Vickie.

    1. Thank you so much for your condolences, I’ll make sure the message gets through to them. My grandma was an amazing woman, and I’m so glad that you had the chance to know her and be a part of her life. I’m so sorry for your loss as well, we all lost someone who truly was a beautiful soul.

  2. Gene and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

    Love and hugs from Findlay, Ohio.

    Patricia Rimer
    Andrea Rimer
    Lisa, Kelsi, and Caleb Krout
    Nikki, Mike, Sladen, and Liam Bowen

  3. I am sorry for your loss, our loss! Kathleen became more than a co-worker, she was a friend. I only had the privilege to know and work with her for just over two years, but in that time we had many days we were laughing and enjoying the time we had working at the DA’s office. As you know she loved to plan parties, camp , shoot her rifle and she was a heck of a cook. She was a special lady and will be missed.

  4. Kathleen was a wonderful person. Friendly, happy, and kind. I will miss her dearly. I know her loss will be profoundly felt by everyone she knew. My prayers go out to all her family and close friends.

  5. I’ve worked with Kathleen for over 10 yrs. She was an amazing person and will be so missed.

  6. Our Condolences go out to Kathy and Gene’s Family. We will miss her wonderful smile, with the twinkle in her eyes as she was thinking of what mischief she would be up to. Kathy had a wonderful personality. As a wife and friend to Gene she was very good for him. They made a great couple. We were blessed to have several visits from Kathy and Gene to our home in SD and we had loads of fun. For Gene and the children, we pray that God will provide comfort in this time of sadness. Kathy was a blessing to have around, and we will miss her.

  7. Sending love and understanding her family’s and loved ones. I always appreciated her friendly service and dedication to her career.

  8. Kathy was me and my brother Mike’s first babysitter. She was always so good to us and we loved having her at our house after school. Our condolences especially to Vickie and her family.

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