The world’s biggest Beatles fan, Kathleen (Kathy) Virginia Smith, began her eternal journey “Across the Universe” when “She Got Her Ticket to Ride” in Mesa, Arizona on May 7th, 2022, surrounded by HER biggest fans, her family: husband, Garrett Smith, children, Rob Divine (Hattie), Laura Rodgers (Harry), Jessica Carruthers (Scott), Samantha Rogers (Chance), and Kyle Smith. She will also be missed by her siblings, Ronald Brown, Lorry Divine, and Kenny Brown, Red Bluff, CA. Kathy was our own personal “Lady Madonna” with five children at her feet, as well as 14 grandchildren, and 3 fur babies (dogs) who she loved dearly. They were her world, and she, theirs. Kathy could always “Take a sad song, and make it better” just with her smile and kindness.
Kathy was born on March 24, 1951 to Ronald and Bessie Brown in Albany, CA. She spent her childhood in the Northern California area. Later she moved to Germany where she met Garrett. He “Saw her Standing There” and knew she was someone special. They later married and spent 17 years in Germany where they raised their children, traveled the world, and made a lifetime of memories the family will all embrace for comfort. Later they “Followed the Sun” and moved to Mesa, Arizona followed by all her adult children; she was happiest when they would all “Come Together” and just “Love, love, love”!
Kathy worked for Mesa Public Schools for 14 years, and was an avid Arizona State Sun Devil’s fan. She even named her youngest fur baby “Sparky’. They attended many football, basketball, and softball games, something that brought them much joy.
A Celebration of Life for Kathy will be held in the near future for family and close friends. “With a little help from her friends” we can “Twist and Shout” and sing “Silly Little Love Songs” while reminiscing of her time here on earth, remembering that she truly believed “All You Need is Love”, because “In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” Kathy is riding on a colossal wave of love.
In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimers Association in Kathy’s memory.
Arrangements by Bunker Mortuary (https://www.bunkerfuneral.com/