Katherine Margaret Hammonds
Jul 31, 1929 - Mar 4, 2019
Katherine (Kay) Margaret Hammonds was born on July 31, 1929 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to Robert and Rachel Proctor. She moved to Vancouver, British Colombia in 1946 at the age of 17. In 1964, Kay moved to California and married Leonard (Len) Hammonds in 1965. She worked as a stenographer in several different fields, including a law office and a bank. Additionally, she trained as a psychiatric nurse, and helped run the auto parts store that she and Len owned.
Kay went back to school and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1990 and master’s degree in business from Cal Poly Pomona in 1992 at the age of 63. After that, she taught high school, adult school and Jr. college computer science courses until she retired in 2004.
Kay enjoyed traveling with her husband Len to visit family all across the United States and Canada. She loved to indulge in reading a good book, and had a passion for “wheeling and dealing” in real estate. She and Len owned and managed several real estate properties for many years.
Kay passed away at home with her husband by her side on Monday, March 4, 2019, at age 89.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Wesley Proctor, and sisters Doreen Aldred and Yvonne Welk. She is survived by Len, her husband of 53 years; her daughter Sandy Donald, her son Craig Hammonds; 3 granddaughters-Kristi Comer, Alicia Carter, and Grace Hammonds; 6 great-grandchildren-Kaylie, Andrew, Nathan, and Autumn Comer, and Evie and Tobias Carter; sisters Gladys Huber, Shirley Wheatley, and brother Bob Proctor, and several nieces and nephews.
A viewing is planned for Friday, March 8, 2019 at the East Lawn Chapel from 4 to 8 o’clock p.m. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the East Lawn Chapel in Elk Grove at 1 o’clock p.m. with the burial to follow.