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.