Kathy’s Life

Kathy Good, long time Westchester resident, passed away unexpectedly at Ronald Reagan –  UCLA Hospital on October 28, 2016, from a pulmonary embolism following surgery. Kathy was born on October 15, 1948 in San Jose, California. She and her sister, Liz, moved to Westchester in1961. She attended Orville Wright Junior High and Westchester High, where she graduated in 1966. Kathy attended Santa Monica City College and then Mount Saint Mary’s College and received her degree in Early Childhood Education in 1970. While attending Santa Monica City College, she met and fell in love with Jim Good and they were married on August 15, 1970 at Bel Air Presbyterian Church. They welcomed their daughter, Jennifer, in 1975 and then purchased their home in Westchester in 1976. Their son, Jeff was born in 1978. While living in Westchester, Kathy was involved in many community organizations including the local PTA’s (Westport Heights, Orville Wright, Westchester High), Little League, P.E.O., Westchester Mental Health Guild, Holiday Home Tour, and many more. Kathy taught Preschool at Covenant Presbyterian Church for 8 years (1980-1988). In 1988 she established her Interior Design firm, “Good Advice,” where she provided “good advice” to many local residents and businesses. Kathy’s greatest joy in life was the family she created with Jim and becoming “Grams” to Nick and Mady. Kathy was adored by all who came in contact with her. Her passing is a huge loss to everyone who knew her. She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her beloved family: her husband, Jim of 46 years; daughter, Jennifer and her husband Marco; grandchildren Nicholas & Madelyn; son, Jeffrey and his wife Tiara; sister Liz and her husband David.