February 16, 1961 ~ February 16, 2022

Born in: Manhattan Beach, California
Resided in: Manhattan Beach, California

Kim Marie Komick passed away on February 16, 2022, her 61st birthday. She was at home surrounded by loved ones when she was released from her pain of pancreatic cancer. She was born February 16, 1961 in Manhattan Beach, California, the first daughter of Ken Komick and Diane Wildfang, and the eldest sister to Kevin, Kara, and Kirk Komick.

Kim graduated from Mira Costa High School in 1978 and then attended the University of Southern California. She went on to start her own construction company, KKC Development, where she built beautiful homes and businesses that will forever leave her mark on the South Bay. She was so loved by her employees, coworkers, and clients.

Everyone who knew Kim knew how full of life and energy she was. She had so many friends, all of whom she loved genuinely and uniquely. In her younger years, she could be found playing volleyball on the beach and frequenting local establishments like Shellback and Ercoles. She excelled in sports, whether it was snowboarding in Mammoth or waterskiing in Lake Havasu. As she got older, she fell in love with surfing and travel. Kim sought out adventure and good waves around the world; Costa Rica, New Zealand, India, just to name a few.

Kim also had a lifelong love for music and attended many concerts and festivals throughout her life, including the private concerts provided by her loving partner and guitarist, Mike Longacre. Kim will always be a South Bay legend.

Her biggest joy in life was her children. She was parent, confidant, and best friend to daughter, Emma Huchel, 26, of Hermosa Beach, and son, Andy Huchel, 24, of Boise, Idaho. Her beloved children, parents, and siblings all survive her.

A service will take place at American Martyrs Church on March 16, 2022 at 2:00pm. A celebration of life will be held at the beach by Marine Street in Manhattan Beach on March 19, 2022, weather permitting. All who loved her are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Surfrider Foundation to help protect the oceans she loved so much.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Kim Marie Komick 's name.

The Surf Rider Foundation


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  1. candle 7My love always, Kim! You were an AMAZING woman of great humor and good cheer, generous recommendations, athleticism, and above all fearless courage. You inspired me and so many others, and I am proud to have been your auntie!

  2. Kim was a major force in our community and loved by everyone. She will be so greatly missed in so many ways. My heart goes out to all of us who have lost an amazing friend … this includes her family and many friends. Your footpath in our community will always be here.
    With much love always, Cindy Shearin

  3. Kim always had a big smile, including the last time I saw her ride her bike by our VB court and saying hi. I will miss her!

    Condolences to her family!

  4. I will miss Kim’s great smile and surfing with her. Such a great person. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. Tom Mortimer

  5. candle 8Kim, we will all miss your smile, your work ethic, and your joy of life. You have been an inspiration to so many.

  6. Emma I am so sorry for your loss. It is not surprising that your mother was a remarkable force of nature to have raised such a lovely daughter. If Juliet and I may be if service to you as you go through this heartbreaking loss, please let us. You are always welcome in our home and at our table. Xoxoxox

  7. candle 1Kim is a light in the world.
    I was blessed be a part of her spiritual journey and feel honored to have been her friend. She blessed us all and her strength and clarity will
    be deeply missed ✨

  8. candle 4Diane, Fred and Kim’s loving family – we are so very sorry to learn of Kim’s passing. We send our love. Will call you soon Diane. ❤️

  9. She will never be forgotten and Always in our hearts. We will cherish all our memories and good times ❤️

  10. candle 2I am so sad and deeply sorry for your loss. Way too soon for such a terrific person who had so much more to live. I will always have Kim in my thoughts and in my heart. She will be truly missed.

  11. Scott joins me in sending our sincere condolences for the loss of our/your Kim. She was a true treasure, a professional who was so loved. I am deeply saddened.

  12. Such a truly beautiful sole! I will never forget her beating me at pool. She could do anything she put her mind too. She will be missed ❤️

  13. Kim Dear, since your spirit is still with us, share with us and the world -your love so we too can live in peace. I wish I could join everyone for your celebration. Namaste
    Your cousin, Alice Marie

  14. candle 7Dear Kevin & Kara, my sincere condolences for your loss and so sorry I’m unable to attend both her memorial services and celebration of life event. Your sister was a great person who will be sorely missed. Lots of love and blessings to you and all your family, Sean Guthrie

  15. candle 4I’m so very blessed to have known you kim I have so many great memories of our youth and will always remember your big smile and kindness.

  16. candle 7Always stoked to see Kim paddle out and flash that big smile. “What’s up” she would say as if I actually had anything worth while to say ha. Love you Kim

  17. candle 1What a bright light. I wish i was able to be more like you Kim..may you Surf with Angels…and people be consoled at the loss of you..

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