Karin Lee Bellomy Leonard Cake, 80, of Pismo Beach, CA, passed away on 24 February 2021. She was born in June of 1940 in Bakersfield, CA. Graduating from High School in Monterey Park in 1958, she met her future husband while working at Lake Tahoe the same month and went on to earn a BA in Education at UOP in 1962. With her first husband WiIliam Ray Leonard, Karin raised 2 sons.
Karin served on the Pismo Beach Planning Commission during the late seventies. She joined Shapson's Sunrise House in 1977 and remained when the shop reorganized as Full Circle in 1983, continuing there until becoming a massage therapist in 1993. She focused on the healing of others for the rest of her life.
Since 2015, Karin had been restructuring St. Benedict's Abundance Shop in Los Osos. Her direction increased its revenue for outreach ministries four-fold. She also supported the Circles of Empowerment, a local group devoted to global healing. Karin served her community as a Mediator for the Victim Restitution Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Court.
Karin met her husband Stephen Cake on October 15, 2010. They were married on March 24, 2012 in Los Osos, CA.
In addition to her husband Stephen, she leaves behind her son Ken and wife Linda, son Don and wife Susan as well as German exchange daughter Antje and her children. Also grieving are her brother Phil and wife Jane Bellomy; grandchildren Danica, Duncan, Ian and Sabrina Leonard and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband William Ray Leonard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Benedict's Episcopal Church of Los Osos and the Circles of Empowerment Group of Arroyo Grande.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to be notified please email [email protected]
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Published by New Times San Luis Opisbo from Mar. 11 to Mar. 17, 2021.