Kathy Wilkerson

 

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: pioneering firefighter who became the first female firefighter in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana as a mother of two when she got off welfare and into a 1992 recruit class, but who retired in 1997.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: October 26, 1955

 

Died: August 31, 2013

 

Location: Eau Claire, Wisconsin