Kathy Rothchild, 77, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away in her home of 38 years on Arcadia Drive on Monday morning, December 4, 2023.
Her loved ones are heartbroken at the loss of such an amazing woman with whom they had otherwise hoped to share many more years. She was a talented musician, decorated professional educator, faithful Christian, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.
Kathy was born March 10, 1946, in Reedley, California to James and Laura Isaak, both emigrants from Russia who built their new life among others in the Reedley Mennonite farming community.
A first generation American, Kathy graduated from Reedley College in 1965 and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkley in 1967. Kathy moved to Carson City, Nevada where she married Lary Rothchild on March 26, 1978. They had two sons, Ryan Bradley in May 1979, and Kyle Jonathan in January 1982. She was a member and musical director at Capital Baptist Church and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Carson City, Nevada.
Kathy began her career as an elementary school educator in 1968. Her spirit of kindness, values of honesty and selfless service, and love for young minds made her one of the finest teachers in Carson City. She was much loved by students and fellow teachers alike. Kathy was recognized as the Nevada State Teacher of the Year twice. She was an active member of the Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Women Educators. She retired from teaching in 2011 after a career of over 40 years of devoted service to the children in her community.
Kathy is preceded in death by her parents, James and Laura Isaak, daughters Traci Rothchild Lee and Ronda Rothchild, sister Winifred Isaak Arthur, and husband Lary Rothchild.
She is survived by her sister Virginia Carlson, brother Robert Isaak, sons Ryan and Kyle Rothchild, daughter Lynne Campbell, daughters-in-law Deb MacDermaid Rothchild and Genevieve Christie Rothchild, grandchildren Sean Campbell, Cory Campbell, Kayden Campbell, Natina Gomez, Christopher Khan, Felicia Khan, MacDermaid Isaak Rothchild, and Grace Laura Rothchild, great grandchildren Kali Campbell, Corie Campbell, Allisa Campbell, Traci Gomez, Emili Gomez, Isaiah Campbell, and Elijah Campbell, and great-great-grandchild Allister Campbell.
Kathy’s family will honor her with a viewing at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley at 1281 North Roop Street in Carson City, Nevada on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Kathy will be laid to rest on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Auburn Cemetery at 1040 Collins Drive in Auburn, California. All are welcome to attend both the viewing and interment ceremony. Her family plans to honor her with a memorial in the Spring of 2024 at First Presbyterian Church in Carson City, Nevada at a date to be determined. For more information, please contact Kathy’s family by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.