Kathryn E. “Kaity” West’s adventure in this world concluded on Aug. 4, 2019. She was age 31. West was born June 26, 1988, in Ephrata, Pa. Her family settled in Seaford, Del., and she graduated from Seaford High School and Wor-Wic Community College. She worked in banking and finance for years, until finding her passion as a home consultant with Bay to Beach Builders, helping customers to realize their home dreams.
In Delaware, West cultivated numerous interests and hobbies. She was an avid sailor and cyclist with her family. She loved gourmet cooking and healthy eating, and was impassioned about exercise and tenets of healthy living, as well as anything involving the beach. She loved to dance and socialize with friends and family. She loved to travel and explore new areas and countries. West was an animal lover and owned many pets.
Most importantly, she understood the value of letting people who mattered to her know that they mattered. She was a beacon of positive energy and supportive of all around her, always sharing a kind word or gesture.
West was preceded in passing by her grandfathers, the Rev. David B. Mulford and George Klinger, and her cousin, Alexis Brielle Mulford. She is survived by her parents, Lars and Michele Mulford; sister, Rachel Mulford; grandmothers, Elaine Klinger and Ruth S. Mulford; great-grandmother, Ruby Slevin; aunts and uncles, Elaine and Steve Herring, George and Amiee Klinger, David Mulford, Kari and John Thompson, Hans and Elaine Mulford, Nils Mulford, Siri Mulford, Eph and Donna Mulford, and Kristi and James King; cousins, Amy and Stevie Herring, Erica Beck, Johnny and Caroline Thompson, Erik, Ethan, Skyler and Kelsey Mulford, and J.L. and David King; and her significant other, Andrew Null.
A celebration of West’s life will take place at the Greenwood (Del.) Fire Hall on Sunday Aug. 18, 2019, at 5 p.m. The family asked that visitors respect their private time and not arrive earlier than the 5 p.m. celebration-of-life. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations to the #KaityStrongForever Foundation, care of Tidemark Federal Credit Union, attn. Ellen Hearn for Kaity Mulford West; 1941 Bridgeville Hwy.; Seaford, DE 19973, or to any local animal shelter, SPCA or Humane Society. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.