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.

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  1. Dear Wilkinson family,
    Though It€™s difficult to express all the sympathy in words at this time. Whishing you all the strength you need through the days ahead. Hope it helps to know there are many people who care about you and wish you peace. Thinking of you in the loss of your loved one with the sadness and understanding that are beyond expression. This greeting brings a special prayer that God will easy the loss you bear. may you find comfort in worm memories and in knowing others who care.

    (A co-worker in the same department whom Kathy had not met in person)

  2. Craig, I saw this in the paper and was shocked. I am very sorry for your loss, Kathy was a great lady and will surely be missed by everyone she touched. Hope you are OK and if there is anything I can do to help in this time of mourning, don’t hesitate to let me know! John Napolitano 310-918-2953,

  3. Wishing you and your family love and
    courage during times of great sorrow.

    May God bless you and your family.

  4. Kathy was a really nice lady and a great co-worker. She helped make work fun and thus life better. I consider myself lucky to have known her and to have called here a friend. She will be missed. Her family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Craig, I am watching the beautiful video of Kathy on the eve of Maurice’s memorial service. I am so sorry that this tragedy happened to Kathy and to you and all your family members. Maurice thought the world of both you and Kathy and now, through this video, I feel as if I knew her too. I hope to see you tomorrow at the service and I thank you for your kind words about Maurice. Cynthia Bianchi and family

  6. Gosh I am just seeing this now. I was just blasting old Genesis with Peter Gabriel as Kathy taught us when she would babysit me and my sister in the mid 70s and blast Genesis very loud on my Dad’s Quadrophonic while we would play hide and seek and such! She was just a great person and what an artist! RIP Kathy… And also special thoughts and wishes to Annie and Beverly, who babysat us every day for many years on 8th and Monterey. May God Bless you all and your families!

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