Corona Del Mar, CA— Kathy Malcolm, a long-time resident of the Newport Beach area, died peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, June 16, 2011 at Hoag Hospital. She was 69 years old.
Born in 1941 in Owosso, MI, Kathy grew up in Holland, MI, where she graduated from Holland HS in 1959. She continued her education at Hope College where she received her BA in 1963.
Kathy taught elementary school both in Holland MI and at Cox Elementary School in Fountain Valley, having relocated to Southern California in 1971. For over 16 years she was a beloved teacher to children grades 1 through 8. She retired from teaching in 1979 and thereafter dedicated her time to the loving support of her husband and parents.
Kathy was a bibliophile and athlete. She was devoted to her family, and a cherished wife, mother, sister, and daughter.
She is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Tom Malcolm of Corona Del Mar; son David Boersma of Ft. Myers, FL; bothers Chuck , Jerry and Craig Klomparens; and sisters-in-law Gloria and Jeanette Klomparens of Holland, MI.
Memorial gifts may be made in Kathy’s name to the Newport Beach Public Library.
Kathy’s ashes will be laid to rest at Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona Del Mar. A small memorial for friends and family will be held at Big Canyon Country Club at a date soon to be determined.