Kathy Spilsbury

July 15, 1959 – September 1, 2022

We honor and celebrate the Inspiring Life of KATHY SPILSBURY. Kathy will be cherished and remembered through the legacy of her family and friends.

Kathy Diane Spilsbury, age 63, of Las Vegas, Nevada born in Buffalo, New York on July 15, 1959, to Andrew and Carol (Drollinger) Spilsbury passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022.  

Kathy worked her entire career in the defense industry spending time in various engineering and software departments within JT4 (formally Hughes).   She began her career in California but spent her last thirty years with the company in Las Vegas.  Kathy spent her time outside work on her many and varied hobbies, including quilting, jewelry making and exquisite silk ribbon embroidery often traveling around the country for specialized training classes and a chance to find unusual supplies.  She particularly enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and the best of those times were often spent by sharing her love of crafting with these important young people in her life.  In fact, Kathy could be counted on to give generously or her time, talents, creativity, and resources to all the family, friends, and co-workers in her life.  

Kathy was predeceased by her mother, Carol Spilsbury.  Kathy left behind her father Andrew Spilsbury Senior; sister, Kim (Michael) Louise Peterson; brother, Andrew (Jonna) Spilsbury Junior; and nieces and nephews Jackson, Sela and Eli Spilsbury, Suzanne (Heath) Zurn, Laura and Emily Peterson and one grandniece.  

  1. David Hulsizer

    Kathy was a good friend, a relentless coworker who strived for perfection. I will miss you and our telephone conversation. Rest in peace my good friend.

  2. Angel Marrero

    I am very sorry for your familys loss. I knew Kathy and everytime we met, she always had a smile on her face and never had anything bad to say about anybody. Sha was a special lady.

  3. Glen Williams

    Kathy was a very bright and conscientious coworker who was always willing to give of herself to help others, be it at work or for charitable causes. I enjoyed our almost weekly phone conversations after my retirement. I will miss her. Rest in peace dear friend.

  4. Carol Dill

    Kathy will truly be missed. She was an awesome coworker and good friend that was willing to help anyone. She is now free of pain and suffering. RIP Kathy.

  5. Bruce Romeo

    Working with Kathy, I will always remember her as a ray of sunshine in a raging hurricane. She always saw the bright side of people during the most troubling times and craziest turn of events. I never met her nieces and nephews, but I knew they were very loved by their aunt. She would talk for hours on end of the time she spent with them, or her plans for the next time she would see them. In the office, Kathy always had plans for the holidays and small gifts she would share around the unit. Sure, we had to look the other way as grown men and women were engaged in a Nerf gun or water pistol fight in the office, but that was just Kathy spreading cheer. I will miss our discussions on investments and plans for retirement, and I will certainly miss her. Rest in peace my good friend.

  6. Dinna

    Kathy, the world has lost a beautiful light. You were one of my first friends when I started at JT3 in Las Vegas. What started with a cry for help from each other inturn, ended with a trusted friendship. You will be missed by many.


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