Originally Published: April 1, 2018 6:02 a.m.
Kathleen Yamauchi, 67, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Prescott, Arizona, after a nine-year battle with cancer.
Kathleen was born in Palo Alto, California, on Jan. 17, 1951, to Joyce (now Peters) and James Hoey. She grew up in the Bay Area and eventually attended the University of California, Davis. Later, while working as an airline attendant, she offered the captain of an international flight: “Coffee, tea or me?” Captain Shoyei responded, “Coffee, please,” and the two married within the year. In 1991, Kathleen and her family of four moved to Prescott, where Kathleen’s mother, Joyce Peters, was born, raised and still resides.
Kathleen began her real estate career in 1991 and quickly built a successful practice. In 2002, Kathleen and Shoyei opened their own real estate company that would eventually become the Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate, where Kathleen worked as the designated broker until March 2018. Throughout her career, Kathleen was consistently recognized and celebrated for her professionalism, honesty, diligence and kindness.
Kathleen dedicated her life to Jesus Christ in 1989, and spent her remaining years making every effort to sacrificially love and serve those around her. In one of her many journals, Kathleen wrote that her life mission was to “live that my joy in Christ Jesus and my obedience to God may encourage others and glorify my savior.” Above all, Kathleen desired to hear her Lord say upon her passing: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Kathleen was an active member of the Canyon Bible Church, and volunteered on the board of the Community Pregnancy Center in Prescott from 2010-2016, and served as the chair from 2013-2014.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Shoyei; her two children, Carrie (and husband Peter) and Danny (and wife Hannah); three grandchildren; her mother, Joyce; and her sister, Janet.
Please join Kathleen’s family as we celebrate her life on April 7 at 11 a.m., at the Heights Church in Prescott. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Hampton Funeral Home.
Please log on to www.caringbridge.org/visit/kathleenyamauchi2 to sign Kathleen’s guestbook and share a memory with the family.
Information provided by survivors.