July 5, 1932 ~ September 8, 2017
Kathleen (Katy) entered peacefully into rest September 8, 2017 in Fremont. Born July 5, 1932 in Oakland, California to James & Della Murphy. She was a graduate of Oakland’s Fremont High School.She married Robert Eckstein in 1952. Katy was a loving mother, devoted Grandmother/Great Grandmother and a homemaker. She loved gardening , especially her roses. She was an animal lover. Stray dogs, cats & birds would arrive at her house and she took them all in and cared for them. She enjoyed going to Musicals with her friends. She will be remembered as a caring person, a great cook and will be missed dearly. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in February of this year and her brother, Jim Murphy in 1992. She is survived by her daughter, Karyn (Larry) Noble of Livermore, CA and her son, Robert (Bonnie) Eckstein of Oakdale, CA, three grandchildren, Nikolette, Alyson & Tyler, and five great grandchildren, Evelyn, Baylis, Adalyn, Rosalyn & Payson. Also survived by her sister, Gwen Hocker.A memorial service will be held on Saturday Sept. 30th at 11 o’clock at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite animal charity.