|Name} Hancock, Katharine Anastasia (Kathy or Kathi)||Family History} Hancock|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 13 Apr 1966||Place} Anaheim General Hosp., Anaheim, Orange, California|
|Death: Date} Exa 9 Mar 1987||Place} University Hospital, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Exa 14 Mar 1987||Place} Westminster Mem. Park, Westminster, Orange, Calif.|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Daniel W. Hancock (Dan) & Restricted information|
Relationship No.} 1
|1st Household No.} 10 = 1800 W. Gramercy Ave., #52, Anaheim, CA|
| Occupation 1} Secretary and typist|
Occupation 2} Waitress and hostess
|Spouses: First} None |
Total Number of} 0
Notes: Kathy spent her early years in Anaheim, California. The photograph at the left
shows her at age 3½ in December 1969. She was a happy child, who especially
enjoyed swimming and her ballet classes. In 1971, her Kindergarten teacher wrote
Katharine adds much to the classroom. A joy in class.
The photo at
the right shows Kathy at age 6 in 1972 during an outing to the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
The photo at the left below shows Kathy at age 8½ in December 1974.
It was also during these years that her love of snow and skiing began.|
In 1975 the Hancock family moved to Schaumburg, Illinois. It was there that Kathy named her adorable new black and white kitten Flower. She quickly and happily discovered that her new companion would return all the love she could give it. Flower grew to be one of the most loving cats imaginable.
In 1977, following a Bicentenial tour of the east coast, Kathy and her family moved to Huntington Beach, California. Shortly thereafter, Flower was tragically killed. Over the next five years, Kathy enjoyed countless trips to the sand, surf, and sun of Huntington State Beach. The photo at the right shows Kathy at age 12½ in December 1978. Her 5th and sixth grade performance at Crest View School was excellent, but the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades were difficult for her.
Kathy's 10th grade was completed in San Diego — where she met new friends.
In 1982, Kathy returned to Huntington Beach with her mother and entered 11th grade at Ocean View High School. Kathy said Things in Huntington Beach are going great. I'm happy with school. My classes are going real well. She met her first boyfriend and had her first long-term romance. She also received her first traffic tickets: one for riding on the handlebar of a bicycle and another for riding a skateboard in a no-skateboarding zone. The photo at the right shows Kathy in February 1983 at age 17 with her father's skiis at Mt. Baldy, California.
In 1984 Kathy left 12th grade and worked as a receptionist, purchased a new truck, and soon moved into a secretarial position. She spent a year working at Monroe where she quickly mastered word processing, spreadsheets, and data base management systems. The photo at the left shows Kathy, in front of her step-mother Karen Hancock, in October 1985 at Disneyland's Swiss Family Tree House.
In 1986 she quit her secure position at Monroe so she could move into people-intensive employment near the beautiful snow-covered mountains of Utah — allowing her to ski the mountains she frequently visited as a child with her parents. She worked full time as a hostess and assistant manager at the Forklift Restaurant at Snowbird ski resort — and also worked as a waitress three nights a week at Sakura Sushi in Salt Lake City. She used the local Nautilus facility, skateboarded frequently, and skied with seemingly effortless grace over the moguls and steep inclines at Snowbird. She was proud that she could fly down the mountain faster than Snowbird's tram could return to its base.
On the evening of 8 Mar 1987 Kathy was a pedestrian walking with a friend about one mile west of Wendover, Elko County, Nevada, when they were struck from behind by a drunk Mexican national who was driving a stolen automobile. Kathy was transported to University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she passed away 8 hours later due to the head injuries sustained. Kathy's friend survived. After the hit-and-run incident, the driver quickly escaped back to Mexico.
Kathy greatly appreciated her friends. She wrote the following to her close friend Suzie:
|Time of Birth} 9:45 P.M.||Time of Death} 6:12 A.M.||Fraternal/Social}|
|Baptism Date} Exa 5 Jan 1966||Place} Valencia Methodist, Placentia, Orange, California|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Kathy in Dec 1983|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} Eleventh grade|
|Military: Service} None|
Cause of Death} Automobile accident
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