Mary Kathleen "Kathy" Pearson
Mary Kathleen (Brady) Pearson, "Kathy", passed away on July 17, 2020 at her home in Garden Grove, CA at the age of 71.
She was a loving mother, grandmother (Kiki) and sister. She was the life of the party and always inclusive of everyone. She was born and grew up in Long Beach, CA and attended St. Anthony's Catholic School for 12 years.
Kathy cherished her group of high school friends and they've kept in touch with each other for over 50 years.
Over the course of her life, Kathy made new friends wherever she went. She touched so many people with her upbeat, outgoing and loving personality.
Kathy loved to travel and entertain in her home and was always up for an adventure.
Kathy has been best friends with Jan Utz for over 13 years and introduced Kathy to many of her friends. Her longtime friend, Marlene Mitnick, was her travel companion and both of these friends were considered part of the family. Kathy was an old friend, a new friend, a faraway friend but always a good friend.
Kiki truly lived for her six grandkids and loved hosting cousin sleepovers and pool time.
Kathy was also a talented Interior Designer and owned her own design studio.
Kathy is survived by her son Jeff (Tonya) Pearson and daughter Jill Pearson; grandchildren Christian, Kendall, Caylee, Addison, Brady and Caleb; brothers James, Peter and Patrick Brady; sisters Constance and Christine; seven nieces and three nephews and Aunt Mae Hadfield.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, funeral services will be private. Sometime in the future a celebration of life will be held. Please monitor social media.

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Published by Gazette Newspapers from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20, 2020.
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I’m so devastated to hear about Kiki passing. She was such a great mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. She will be missed by so many. Im so sorry for your loss. Xoxo
Kristen Vine
August 18, 2020
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Kathy is a beautiful person inside and out. The photo I posted is of Kathy after a long wonderful day Peterhof Palace, Russia in 2014. Love, Faith
Faith Dugan
August 18, 2020
Kathy was a great mother-in-law to our daughter & special grandmother (Kiki) to her 6 grandkids. She will be truly missed by all who knew her. RIP dear friend. ❤
Cindy Erickson
August 18, 2020
Dear Jeff and Jill, so very sorry to hear that your mom passed away! I hadn't seen her in a long time but I have great memory's of you both and your mom!! I hope she didn't suffer and I know she is with God now!! Sincerely, Mike and Christy Martin
Christy Martin
August 15, 2020
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