Kathryn Poe Commander

January 22, 1959 - July 18, 2021

Kathryn passed away on July 18th, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed peacefully in her home, surrounded by family. 

Kathy was born on January 22nd, 1959 in Tucson, Arizona to Richard and Dorie Poe. She was best known as a beloved hairstylist and salon owner. She was also happily married to Bob Commander, her partner in love and adventure for 15 years. 
She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Jachelle Overstreet, Samantha Olsen, and Gabrielle Olsen. Her two brothers, James and Randy Poe, and her mother, Dorie Poe. 
Along with a deep love for her family, friends, and animals, Kathy had a passion for outdoor sports. She was an avid rock climber and skier. Never far from the water, she had a special love of sailing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding. 
She had a unique connection to nature and animals and was always happiest when surrounded by them. Whether she was camping or enjoying a glass of wine in her backyard, it was where she felt most herself.
Kathy was the embodiment of kindness, humor, and generosity. She was unapologetically alive and preferred to spend her time laughing, dancing, and spreading joy to everyone in her life. That is her legacy. Her loss is immeasurable, but so is the love she leaves behind. 
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Kathy's life on Friday, July 30th, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City.