Kathleen Quist Allen

Profile Updated: April 21, 2022
Kathleen Quist
Residing In: Lincoln, NE USA
Spouse/Partner: Ben (46 yrs!)............. deceased 2021
Homepage: Kenl-Inn.com
Occupation: ??retired??
Children: Nope.......45 employees was plenty!!
seriously,-- four legged only!! Piquet, Donald....... More…
....the chickens, and now, THREE horses...... (2minis & a Shire)
Yes! Attending Reunion
Your email address (if you want to share it with classmates):

kqa@kenl-inn.com

School Story:

lots of good friends and wonderful times.!! as I remember, I WORKED alot!! My GAWD.......... then for awhile I was on a bowling league w/ Mr. Dappen (chemistry!!) Thank heavens for him back then because my good background and fondness for the course was the ONLY thing that got me through college!!!

** Special Memories of LSE (i.e., favorite teacher, class, activity)

Science classes w/ Mr. Dorai......... chemistry, any thing involving the gym and sports........... Girls sports weren't too much of a 'thing' back then but we did have some intracity competitions.

Any higher education or advanced degrees?

Bach. Science-Nursing..........UNMC-1975 & tons of hard knocks!!!

** Comments:

Have remained all along in Lincoln.
Spent 20yrs. at Lincoln General Hospital in critical care.
(the whole time we were 'growing up' the trauma center).........
most of that spent as the Head Nurse in ICU.
Then I developed a nationally accredited pet care facility called KENL INN, Inc. Boarding, grooming, DayCare, Training, self service dog wash......and whatever else we can dream up.
Have seen many of you there!! (thank you for your confidence in our services!)
was still in the 'caring' business but different clientele and my OWN bureaucracy!!!

What do you do now?

2021........husband died and 33 dys later I sold the business. Not just quite sure WHAT I do. (or who I am!) Fortunately, the 'ol MomDog (AKA 'bitch'),,,,,,,is still welcome to help out at the business so I'm spending alot of time there right now. Hopefully 2022 will bring me opportunities to figure things out and recreate myself. Still messing w/ dogs........ will be attending the AKC National Rally Invitationals at the Master level in July in Ohio.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

huh??? spare time??? well, wow,.......... with the loss of my husband and my business.......... I'm slowly learning about spare time. We used to fish in Alaska a couple times a year whenever possible........ now I think its more the dog shows, Horses.......reconnecting w/ old friends........love those simple 'all night' computer games, jigsaw puzzles, sudoku(travels easy in the car!!), ...... and lots and LOTS of changes to the house will come in time.

What did you always want to do that you haven’t done yet?

parasail

Places you want to go?

not much of a traveler...... been alot of places but really am just a homebody!!

What's the farthest you've been from home?

oh, geez...........Alaska.....however far that is. it has become our "go to" place. try to make it at least 2x/yr.
?? maybe Cayman Islands. if that's farther??

Favorite Music:

country Oldies!!

Favorite Movies:

Movies are a waste of time.

Favorite TV Shows:

so is TV.......... I gravitate to the History, Weather, Animal Planet, Science, & news channels
hmmmm............ haven't had the radio or the TV on since Ben's been gone.

Favorite Quote:

oh, pooh.........way too many good ones to have a favorite but one I rely on and resort to often is something to the effect that ...."the barn might be on fire but as long as you aren't IN the barn then not to worry" and then that's usually followed by "take a deep breath", "refocus, and get w/ the priorties that ARE important".........or something like that!!

Anything else we should know?

thinking that this is just a pretty cool site. Its fun to 'revisit' and see what everyone is up to!!

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Apr 22, 2022 at 7:49 AM

thanks, Ann......... yah, kind of a double gut punch.......but, life happens..     it certainly HAS been an emotional roller coaster.......

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Apr 21, 2022 at 6:33 AM

Beautiful memories and tribute to Nancy, Pam.   Thank you for sharing.

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Jul 13, 2020 at 7:22 PM

ohhhhh.............. I am so sorry to hear this Janice.......... peace be w/ you ...and many happy memories.......

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Jul 29, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Chip Durrie............ oh, how saddened I am.    Reconnected a couple of times over the years but it's never enough, is it??     Very fond memories of often pairing up at the tables in Mr. Dorrai's science classes!!    Brilliant fellow he was ......and accomplished many things.     The angels are truly rejoicing upon his arrival, I'm sure!!    

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