Godshalk, Kathryn Eiko (Koyama), a loving wife, mother and teacher, succumbed to complications of multiple myeloma on September 30, 2012. Kathy, 53, was born in Los Angeles on October 12, 1958. She grew up in Norwalk and Cerritos and graduated from Gahr High School. Kathy attended CSULB where she majored in mathematics. Upon graduation, she started working for Hughes Aircraft. It was at Hughes that Kathy met her husband, Ron, and they were married on August 27, 1983. Kathy went on to receive her Masters in Computer Engineering from USC. She had a son, Ryan in 1986 and a daughter, Kara in 1988, and decided to leave Hughes to focus on raising her children. While tutoring neighborhood kids, Kathy felt the calling to become a teacher. She received her Masters in Mathematics from CSUF and began teaching math at Cypress College. During her 15 years at Cypress, Kathy shared her love of math with countless students and made an impact on students and colleagues alike. Kathy's infectious smile and genuine kindness will be missed by everyone who has known her. Kathy is survived by her husband of 29 years, Ron; her parents, Dan and Kay; her children, Ryan and Kara; her brother, Tim.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Yorba Linda. Viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 AM and Memorial Service at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of Kathy Godshalk (www.lls.org).

Published by Orange County Register on Oct. 7, 2012.
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One of the most inspiring teachers I have ever come across. I truly feel blessed not only to have been able learn math from Professor Godshalk, but also about life. She will be remembered.
August 23, 2013
I worked with Kathy and you in the early days at Hughes. I read a recent article in the OC Register about your friend, Jack Staub, making a donation in honor of Kathy Godshalk and instantly recognized the name. I am so saddened to learn of your loss. My prayers and condolences to you and the family.
---- Sybella Patten ----
August 15, 2013
Ron, Ryan, Kara,
So sorry for your great loss. I will always remember Kathryn's smiles when we met at back to school nights at El Dorado for Ryan and Steven. My sincere condolences.
Ha Do
October 12, 2012
My deepest condolences. I remember her when I took Trig in Cypress College and I still remember that one time when I interviewed her for my other class. She is one of the most dedicated teachers I have ever met, and I am very saddened by this news. My prayers and thoughts goes out to her family at this time.
Kris P
October 10, 2012
My mother was showing this to her sister, asking if she knew her since they graduated from the same high school. I decided to look at it and my eyes widened--one year ago, I was in her class learning Calculus. I cannot believe how such a tragedy could occur. But thank you Godshalk for teaching me and preparing me for my future.
Tyler Crane
October 9, 2012
I was so saddened to read of the passing of such a wonderful, caring person. I had the great fortune to have Mrs. Godshalk for my instructor. I still have the note she sent me after I passed her class. She was one of the most dedicated and kind instructors I've ever had. My heart goes out to the entire family. God Bless.
Karen Frizell
October 9, 2012
Ron, Ryan, & Kara,
Our deepest sympathies at the loss of Kathy. She was the sweetest and kindest soul. My sister and I will not forget how she helped us with math. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
The McKemie Family
Shannon McKemie
October 8, 2012
Ron and family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Kathy always provided a bright spot in our days at Hughes.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
David Gruetter
October 8, 2012
previous entry is from chris cook.
October 7, 2012
I was in your group at Hughes. You were a truly nice person. I instantly remembered you after all these years. My condolences to Ron and your family.
October 7, 2012
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