Mary "Kathy" Kathleen Wilkinson
Better known as Kathy, was born August 23, 1959 in Hermosa Beach to parents Jack and Beverley Baker. She suddenly and tragically passed away from a brain aneurysm on June, 21 2013, she was 53 years old. She was a lifetime resident of the South Bay. Kathy graduated from Mira Costa High School and worked for 26 years at TRW/Northrop Grumman. She loved the outdoors, her first passion was paddling for Lanikila Outrigger Canoe Club. Kathy had a deep passion for the ocean and volunteered at the Marine Mammal Care Center rehabilitating seal animals. She recently full filled a lifelong dream and became a certified scuba diver. Kathy also had a passion for aviation and always loved flying with her husband Craig seeking out new places and adventures. Kathy radiated life, energy and laughter where ever she went. She was perfect at all that she touched from her artwork to her cooking and baking. She will be deeply missed. Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Craig, children Sara, Ryan and Angela, sisters Leslie and Annie, mother Beverley and grandchildren Kainoa and Brooke. A service to celebrate her life will be held this Sunday on June 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM at Rice Mortuary in Torrance.