Kathryn “Kathy” Dell Hout Singey, 68, of Louisville, Colorado, passed away peacefully in her home on September 12, 2022, with family at her side.

Kathryn was born August 26, 1954, in Cheyenne, WY to William E. and Patricia I. (Hayden) Hout.  The family moved to Pinedale, WY in 1957 where she spent the remainder of her childhood & school years, graduating from Pinedale High School in 1972.  After working as a teacher’s aid at Pinedale Elementary School, Kathryn went on to the University of Wyoming to obtain her BA in elementary education.  She then returned to Pinedale to begin her teaching career.  “Kathy” married her high school sweetheart, Donald (Donny) P. Hanson in 1977.  They divorced in 1984 and she moved to Boulder, Colorado.

Kathryn spent the better part of her remaining career pursuing her passion of educating children, even in Katmandu, Nepal where she met her present husband, Tulku Lodro Singey.  Although she never had children of her own, Kathryn loved everyone else’s as if they were hers and they adored her!

In her lifelong pursuit of learning, Kathryn obtained an MA in both Psychology and Education.  She was also a published author, licensed counselor, artist, poet & chef who loved cooking for her family & friends.   You knew Kathryn was in the kitchen by the delicious aroma of garlic and savory spices wafting out the front door!  She was renowned for enrolling her nieces & nephews as her sous chefs, whether they liked it or not!  Kathryn will be remembered for her fiery passion, generosity, tenacity, endless curiosity & creativity (she always made the BEST Halloween costumes) and her delightful sense of humor!  She LOVED & had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the beauty surrounding her.  She was a fierce advocate, loyal friend, a beloved wife, sister, daughter & aunt, a dreamer and visionary.   She once bought a saddle when she did not yet own a horse!   “No” was not in her vocabulary and she had an obsession for endlessly challenging the “status quo”, much to the irritation of family, friends & co-workers! Kathryn was truly heroic in forging through her numerous health challenges over the years and most recently, her battle with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.  She lived well, she loved well, she fought well, she finished well.  “Well done, Kathryn, well done”!”

Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents, William E. Hout & Patricia I. Hayden, brother, Jack Brian Hout and her nephew, Randall Tyrone Hout.  She is survived by her husband, Tulku Lodro Singey; brother, Bill Hout (Elaine); sister, Virginia (Ginny) Hout-Gibson (Dennis); sister-in-law, Karen Heitzman-Hout (Jack) and numerous beloved nieces, grandnieces & grandnephews.

A Celebration of Life open house will be held on Sunday, October 2, from 1-4 PM, at the home of Susan Kandyba, 2590 Agate Road, Boulder, CO.  There will be another Celebration of Life on July 22, 2023 in Kathryn’s hometown of Pinedale, Wyoming.  Details TBD.

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe has been set up to help her husband with medical expenses: https://gofund.me/606bdbc0.

5 thoughts on “Kathryn “Kathy” Dell Hout Singey”

  1. I am so sad to learn of Kathryn’s death. She was a courageous and inspiring friend who worked passionately to help her students and all kids through her writing about addiction and other human sorrows. She loved life and shared her love and her unique sense of humor with all who were lucky to know her. I miss you, Kathryn — Good journey!

  2. Oṃ namo bhagavatyai ārya prajñāpāramitāyai!

    Arya-avalokiteśvaro bodhisattvo gambhīrāṃ prajñāpāramitā caryāṃ caramāṇo vyavalokayati sma: panca-skandhās tāṃś ca svābhava śūnyān paśyati sma.

    Iha śāriputra: rūpaṃ śūnyatā śūnyataiva rūpaṃ; rūpān na pṛthak śūnyatā śunyatāyā na pṛthag rūpaṃ; yad rūpaṃ sā śūnyatā; ya śūnyatā tad rūpaṃ. evam eva vedanā saṃjñā saṃskāra vijñānaṃ.

    Iha śāriputra: sarva-dharmāḥ śūnyatā-lakṣaṇā, anutpannā aniruddhā, amalā avimalā, anūnā aparipūrṇāḥ.

    Tasmāc chāriputra śūnyatayāṃ na rūpaṃ na vedanā na saṃjñā na saṃskārāḥ na vijñānam. na cakṣuḥ-śrotra- ghrāna- jihvā-kāya-manāṃsi. na rūpa-śabda-gandha-rasa- spraṣṭavaya-dharmāh. Na cakṣūr-dhātur. yāvan na manovijñāna-dhātuḥ. na-avidyā na-avidyā-kṣayo. yāvan na jarā-maraṇam na jarā-maraṇa-kṣayo. na duhkha- samudaya- nirodha-margā. Na jñānam, na prāptir na- aprāptiḥ.

    Tasmāc chāriputra aprāptitvād bodhisattvasya prajñāpāramitām āśritya viharatyacittāvaraṇaḥ. cittāvaraṇa- nāstitvād atrastro viparyāsa-atikrānto niṣṭhā- nirvāṇa-prāptaḥ.

    Tryadhva-vyavasthitāḥ sarva-buddhāḥ prajñāpāramitām āśrityā-anuttarāṃ samyaksambodhim abhisambuddhāḥ.

    Tasmāj jñātavyam: prajñāpāramitā mahā-mantro mahā- vidyā mantro ‘nuttara-mantro samasama-mantraḥ, sarva duḥkha praśamanaḥ, satyam amithyatāt. prajñāpāramitāyām ukto mantraḥ.


    Gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.

    Gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.

    Gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.

    Iti prajñāpāramitā-hṛdayam samāptam.

  3. I met kathyrn at Naropa in 1987……what a beautiful ,sharp dressing ,sly fox ?…I said to myself …..being my teacher and friend …one who would inspire and magically gather nectar from one teaching to another……I swore she had to be a Gemini…we both got off the same bus ?….Living dangerously was the way …..fast and furious …quick change of clothes and onto the next stage ..I lost track of this wild horse some time ago ….I will remember her well…..what a friend ,what a teacher, what a spirit …..so sorry to hear of her passing into the wild origins once again …maybe we cross paths again sometime ….somewhere ❤️??….ERIC

  4. I am so sorry to hear about Kathy’s challenges and passing. She was a beloved teacher at Casey Middle School for many years. As a mother of a student there many years ago I remember her fondly. My condolences to her dear family and friends. ?

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