Kathleen Louise Diddy Tomson
July 31, 1944 - February 4, 2018
Gainesville, FL – Kathleen L. Diddy Tomson, age 73, passed away the morning of February 4, 2018 at Haven Hospice surrounded by her family. A Remembrance Service will be held from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm, Monday, February 12, at the Ironwood Golf Course. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be made in Kathleen Diddy Tomson's name to Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL and/or to the donor's choice.
Kathleen, the daughter of Lovell and Lucille Diddy, was born July 31, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from Meservey High School in 1962, she got her BS degree in Medical Technology at the University of Iowa. She started her career at the Iowa City VA Hospital, and continued at the National Disease Laboratories (Ames, Iowa), the Hines VA Hospital (Chicago, IL), the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (Moscow, Idaho), and finally to the Gainesville VA Hospital medical laboratories. She retired in 2010. She then focused her efforts on her children, grandchildren, parents, and was an active member of the West End Ladies Golf League.
Kathleen was united in marriage to Farol N. Tomson, DVM on August 23, 1969 at the Methodist Church in Meservey, IA. They were blessed with three children, Farol Lovell Tomson, PhD, Elizabeth Ann Tomson Sergile, MD, and Eric John Tomson, M.Acc, JD. She has 6 grandchildren: Tessa Sergile, Sebastien Sergile, Ian Sergile, Samantha Tomson, Lauren Tomson, and Jennifer Tomson.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Farol N., sons Farol L of Germantown, MD and Eric of Jacksonville, FL, a daughter, Elizabeth of Alpharetta, GA, and a brother, Gary Diddy of Arvada, CO and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents.