Kathleen R. Hastings (Kathy), age 76, passed away on September 22, 2023 after a short battle with cancer. Her strong Christian faith was even more evident as her time on earth was drawing near.
She was born to very loving parents, Walt & Milly Stampfli. Her younger sister Arlene (Green) rounded out the family of four. The family resided in Westchester, CA., where Kathy graduated from Westchester High and attended Santa Monica College.
She started her career with Security Pacific National Bank in El Segundo, and advanced to several positions and locations through the years. She ended her career with Wells Fargo Advisors in Newport Beach, CA.
After living in Mission Viejo for over 30 years, Kathy moved to Creswell, OR, upon her retirement, moving in with her sister Arlene, and the two dogs, Bailey & Cooper.
Kathy loved her family and friends (doggies too) very much. She always enjoyed sharing fun stories and photos with all.
Growing up, vacations were spent at grandparent’s homes in Ann Arbor, Michigan & Oakland, California. Colorado vacations each summer included a wonderful dude ranch, “Ah Wilderness”. Hawaii was a must vacation spot for total relaxation. Cruising the Norwegian fjords, Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Alaska were family favorites, and enjoyed by the entire family.
Kathy had a wonderful group of friends, many from childhood, dear loving neighbors, and very special coworkers.
Kathy loved cooking and entertaining, making all occasions; holidays, birthdays, tea parties and brunches very special for all. She had a passion for needlepoint, counted cross stitch, crafts, and going antiquing with her friends. Of course, going out for lunches and dinners was always on her calendar with those she held dear. Cocktails anyone?
A tribute to Kathy will be planned in the spring of 2024 in Mission Viejo, CA. No date has been chosen as yet.
Many thanks to all, for reaching out with your kind thoughts and prayers.
Loving and missing her so much!
Nothing can ever take away a love that the heart holds dear. Those that touch our lives are in our hearts forever.