Cathy Koyama-Heilmann passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, after a long illness. Born in Washington State, she spent much of her life in San Diego and Atascadero, Calif.
Cathy worked in a wide variety of fields, but her life-long passion was gardening and horticulture. In later years, she became avidly involved in geneology research. She was loved and respected by all who came to know her.
Cathy is survived by a large and diverse family. Those closest to her include her husband of 26 years, Daniel Heilmann, daughters Amanda and Linda, granddaughter Ava, and her sister and life-long confidant, Linda.
A celebration of Cathy’s life will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. For information, call 360-604-1855.