Axelsson passed away unexpectedly on Saturday October 13 while visiting her mother at hospice in Wisconsin. Kathy was born on May 13, 1955 in Kenosha WI and grew up and worked in the Midwest. In 1992 she moved to Sunnyvale with Anders Axelsson whom she married on April 17, 1993. In 1998 they moved to Los Altos which became their beloved home together with their children Marcus and Marlena, both born at El Camino Hospital. Kathy was involved in the community from local schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, MVLA soccer and much more.