Kathy was born in Bakersfield, California on January 9, 1951 to Dixie and Jack Joseph. She died in Bakersfield on March 29, 2017 at 7:27PM at the age of 66, surrounded by her loving family. Kathy lived in Bakersfield from birth. She attended Hort Elementary, Compton Jr. High and Foothill High School. Kathy loved crafts and opened up her business Kathy's Kountry Kuties. She loved all her workers at the shop, they were family to her. Kathy enjoyed seeing her grandkids grow up and great grandkids too. She was proud of all her son Tim's accomplishments! Kathy enjoyed her good time with family at Grannie O's house on the lake at Lake Tahoe, special trips to Tachi and Eagle Mountain Casino with her co-pilot and best friend Robin; they were better known as Barbie and Skipper. Kathy, her brother Gary and Mom did a little Casino with her too. Kathy was an excellent seamstress and a wonderful cook. Fishing with her grandson on the Kern River was Colbey and Kathy's playground. Kathy met her future husband, Jack Beckham in Bakersfield. They were blessed with three children; Susie (Chambers) Angie (Beckham) and Tim Beckham. They enjoyed their trips to Lake Tahoe where they had great fishing time. Jack passed away and later she married Mike Martin. She sold her business and drove a school bus for the Kern High School District where she had many good friends. She retired and moved to Willow, Ok with her husband and grandson Colbey to have a cattle ranch. Kathy was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Beckham, fathers Jack Joseph and Jack Chambers. She is survived by her husband Mike Martin, daughter Susie (Scott Chambers) grandchildren Zack, Brock, Alyssa. Angie (daughter Daryan) (children Kiley and Jameson) Colby Curtin and Mason. Son Tim Beckham (Amber-grandkids Emmy Kloey) Stepdaughter Krystel (husband Ryan McGee-grandchildren Carson - Kase - Colton) and Kieley Martin. Kathy is also survived by her mother Dixie Chambers, brother Gary Huth (daughter Lindsey and children Marley and Micah) brother Mike Huth (Dayle -children Samantha and Parker) brother Clay Huth, Stepfather Don Huth (Carol - Toby. Kathy's extended family Bill Beckham (Bonita - children Gail Underwood (Dennis - children) Kathy's lifelong friend Sharon Daisa (Greg and kids Gregory, Brad and Matt). Special thanks to Robin, Bonita and Gail for bringing her home. My Teresa (Hutson) prayed with Kathy and she went home with Jesus. Special thanks to Optimal Hospice for their wonderful care. My baby girl "Gone fishing with Jesus" No services - Later a Celebration of Life will be announced in the paper.
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