Lemoore's Kathy Mundy dies at 57 and goes home to the blessings of the Lord

Kathleen Marie Mundy
Kathleen Marie Mundy

Kathy Mundy has gone home to the unending presence and blessings of the Lord. Kathleen Marie Mundy was the second child and only daughter born to David and Donna Coleman in Pittsburg, CA, 57 years ago.

She lived in Eureka, CA with her three brothers before relocating to Visalia. 

After reading the book "Absolute Surrender," by Minister Andrew Murray, Kathy committed her life to Jesus Christ to be her Lord and Savior and following Christ became the utmost calling of her life.  

 A year before graduating from Mt.Whitney High School in 1979, she met her future husband, Patrick Mundy at church one Sunday evening. Their first date was watching the Mel Brook's movie "Young Frankenstein" in the high school gymnasium. Patrick and Kathy were married December 20, 1980, and the Lord blessed and multiplied their 37 years together with their three children: Luke, Rachel, and Patrick.  Pat and Kathy moved from Visalia to Lemoore and attended Calvary Chapel of Hanford for 35 years.

Kathy was a faithful servant in and out of the church. She volunteered in the nursery, children's ministry, various women’s ministries, and many other events. It was volunteering as a pro-life counselor at Crossroads Pregnancy Center in Hanford that opened up the opportunity for her to become the assistant director and eventually the director of the CPC. In this, Kathy was a beautiful ambassador for Christ, as she cared for and counseled the many young women God brought into her life. 

She also mentored other volunteers, teaching them to see others as God sees them. Her most cherished ministry, however, was her family. After the children left home, she was blessed with two daughters-in-law and a son-in-law. Luke married Sarah German, and they reside in Clovis, CA; Rachel married John Perez, Jr, and Patrick married Brittany, and they live in Fresno, CA.  These blessed marriages gave Kathy the opportunity to love and cherish six grandchildren: Grace, Ethan, Madelyn, Jensen, Samuel, Brian, as well as a seventh child due in May. 

Kathy loved living in Lemoore and being part of that tight-knit community. She loved to cook breakfast for the weekend day shift Lemoore police officers, where her husband Pat worked until his retirement in 2014, which explains her Instagram handle, @imakebreakfast.

Late January 2017 Kathy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, AML. Kathy and her family would like to give a special thanks to the men and women of UCSF Fresno, UCSF San Francisco, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington Medical Center and to all the friends and caring people who support our efforts to find a cure for this aggressive form of leukemia. She was very blessed by the attention, love and financial support from family, friends, individuals, GoFundMe contributors, the Hanford chapter of “HOW - Helping One Woman” and others who helped to pay for travel expenses for treatment at Seattle's Fred Hutch/SCCA research center. Kathy’s natural affection was to work quietly for her Lord, and the attention she received made her feel a little uneasy, but she knew what the Bible says in Proverbs 11:26 is true, “The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.”  A friend noted: “Kathy spent her life investing in people, and that investment naturally yielded this love and care.” 

As she and her family tried to cope with this new direction the Lord was leading, they leaned on His word in Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.”

 Kathy is preceded by her older brother, Mark Coleman of Visalia, and grandparents Lester and Mildred Hirschler of Paso Robles, CA., and  William and Irene Coleman of Riverside, CA.

A memorial service will be held for Kathy on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the South Valley Community Church in Lemoore.   In lieu of flowers, Kathy asked that donations be offered to the Crossroads Pregnancy Center 206 W. Lacey Blvd, Hanford CA 93230. 

 It is clear that Kathy has fulfilled the words the Apostle Paul gave to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."


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