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BIRD-HOPEWELL, Kathleen, 'Kathy' 68, passed away on June 30, 2016 at her home in Lancaster, Calif. Kathy was the wife of Jimmie G. Hopewell, sharing 15 years of marriage together. Born in San Fernando, Calif., Kathy was the daughter of Pat Hutchings and Ivan Bartlou. She worked as a secretary in the Aerospace industry, including Lockeed, HR Textron and Edwards AFB before retiring in 2007. Kathy was active in the Leisure Lake community where she lived and was a member of the Red Hats club. She enjoyed traveling, cruising, camping at the beach, sewing and crafting. Kathy will be remembered most for her bubbly personality, her absolute love for the beach, her talents in sewing and her loyalty to her family and friends. Kathy is survived by her spouse Jim Hopewell, Sons and their wives, Brandon and Erika Bird, Brian and Mary Bird, Stepsons Nate and Heather Hopewell, John and Gabriella Hopewell and James Hopewell. Grandchildren Marissa Bird, Lynea Bird, Kailey Bird, Joshua Bird, Travis Bird, Charlotte Bird, Heaven Hopewell, Hayden Hopewell, Asher Hopewell and Colleen Hopewell; niece Heather Sanchez and sister Lisa Ralphs. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 11, 2016 at Eternal Valley, 23287 North Sierra Highway, Newhall, Calif., 91321. Visitation will be from 9am to 10:00 am, services will follow at 10:00 a.m.

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