Amy Marie Kingston passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the age of 33. Amy was born in Hammond, Indiana on August 7, 1974 and had resided in the South Bay for the past 27 years. She was a graduate of Torrance West High School and obtained her AA degree from El Camino College. Amy enjoyed singing and was a member of the Aristocracy singing group at West High; and loved all animals, particularly cats and birds. She is survived by her mother, Diane M. Kingston; father, David J. Kingston; brother, David A. (Donna) Kingston. She is also survived by her uncles, John (Susan) Burns; James Burns; Charles Burns; aunts, Susan (Edward) McDaniels; Gail (Mel) Harris; Carolyn (Mark) Salomon; and a niece, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2007, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at 11:00 am at Rice Mortuary.

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  1. To the family I didn’t personally know Amy. Dave spoke of his children often Amy – David and his step daughter Jennifer he is very hurt. I’m truely sorry for the whole families loss take care may God be woth us all..Debra

  2. To Diane and all of Amy’s family, I’m so sorry to hear about Amy. Amy and I were best friends when we were younger in CA. We went to Jr. High together. Unfortunately, I moved out of state before high school but we managed to keep in touch until with in the last 2-3 years. I did have the opportunity to talk with her in the last year though. In fact she had told me that she had lost my number and, of course, I gave it to her again. Many of my favorite memories from my younger years include Amy. Out of all my friends in CA, my father always liked her best. I remember when she came to visit me in Iowa and she went with our family to Longmont, CO to visit my Aunt. She and I gave my dad such a hard time. She was the instigator but I, of course, joined right in. Dad was wearing these goofy shorts and, let me just say, she made sure he knew that chicken legs were not sexy. She was the only one who dared give my dad a hard time (he was a little intimidating) but she knew he was a softy and he loved it. I miss her. We haven’t been as close the last few years. We have been in touch occassionally but not like we used to. It’s hard with being so far away from one another. I had regretted that we hadn’t kept more in touch and now I do more so. I’m so sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person and I’ll remember her being so full of life and mischief. I will miss her but she will be included in ALL my BEST memories of our younger years. I will keep you in my prayers. Brenda

  3. To: Diane and Amy’s Family Diane, so very sorry to hear of Amy’s death, what a shock!! Brenda has informed of the details….so glad you were able to talk to her before she passed on….. Amy was a great kid… I remember when she came to visit us here in Iowa and we all went to CO to my sisters. We really had a great time and as Brenda said Amy teased Brenda’s dad with no mercy…. and believe it or not .. he did not seem to mind. We had some really good laughs. She was a very fun person and we truly enjoyed her visit with us. I know you will miss her a lot but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Knowing Amy, she is probably up there in heaven giving Lon a hard time again….. Praying that God will put his loving arms around you and carry you through this very difficult time….. God Bless you, Diana Heck

  4. Dearest Diane and David, I only recently heard the very sad news that my good friend, Amy, passed away. Though it has been a number of years since I have spoken to the Kingston family, I think of you often and have very fond memories of the time when you welcomed me into your home and treated me like your own. Amy was such a dear. I thought of her as a little sister and loved playing with her long beautiful hair and listening to her sing. I am so deeply sorry that she had to leave, and hope that your memories of her happier times are of some consolation. Though it has been a little while since she passed, I know the void must be incredible. I will keep you close to my heart as the days move on. I hope that with time, you can find a way to only look back and smile. Much love to all of you. Dia Smith (O’Brien)

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