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Kathy Gale

A Health Matters Hero inspires those around them and contributes to a culture of well-being for fellow State of Idaho employees.

Health Matters Hero: Kathy Gale
September 2020

Congratulations, Kathy!
Kathy works for the Idaho Historical Society and is getting ready to retire after 30 years with the state! Her contributions to a culture of well-being at the Idaho State Historical Society will certainly be missed by her co-workers. Kathy stays active with daily walks through the Idaho Botanical Gardens or along the greenbelt, and as her co-worker said, “…even after all these years, she still comes to work every day with a smile on her face.”
WHAT IS YOUR ‘WHY‘?

I like to help people. Always be kind to others. You’re not walking in their shoes and you don’t know what their story is.

WHO INSPIRES YOU?

I used to with Mona Whittington at the Bureau of Printing Services, she always had a positive attitude and always saw the best in everyone. She always gave great advice. 

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST WELL-BEING ACHIEVEMENT?

I have never done drugs or smoked, and I try to eat healthy.

Kathy and her husband, Butch
Kathy’s cute dogs she lovingly calls “The Boys”
WHAT IS A GOAL YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON?

Stay healthy so someday I can travel to see my daughter and granddaughters.

I want to travel and see America. Someday I would like to start on the Eastern seaboard and travel south to Florida in a camp trailer.

HOW DO YOU STAY WELL AT WORK?

Walk during my lunch hour. Don’t take things too seriously; the work will still be on my desk or in the vault tomorrow.

Kathy and her beautiful family
Congratulations on your upcoming retirement, Kathy!
Best of luck on your next adventure!
Kathy with her 1968 Pontiac Firebird that she has had since the early 80’s

A Health Matters Hero…
  • Leads by example and is a model to other employees.
  • Consistently exhibits behaviors that support physical, mental, and social well-being.
  • Actively supports the well-being of those around them.

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