April 15, 1940 – December 15, 2019
Kathleen Stypula Odell, 79, of Friendswood lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on December 15, 2019 in Dallas-Fort Worth. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Thomas Odell. Kathleen is survived by her stepdaughter and spouse – Kelly Odell and Don Swingle and her grandson Kevin Swingle, all of Colleyville, Texas. Kathleen is also survived by her children, Mary and Stan.
In the summer of 2019, Kathleen moved to Colleyville to live near and be cared for by her stepdaughter Kelly Odell Swingle. She enjoyed spending time with her new friends and extended family.
Kathleen worked in the Houston area after graduating from the University of Houston, which she attended during her adult years. Her primary career was with the City of Friendswood where she worked until retirement.
Kathleen and Bill spent many years taking care of those around them. They took food to other seniors in the area; they donated to many local organizations; and they were the go-to place for anyone who needed shelter or guidance. Kathleen carried on these traditions after Bill passed away. She left us last year and is now in heaven with Bill. She is deeply missed.