Kathleen Sue Eversden Schapp

Jan 28, 1967 - May 31, 2020

Obituary


Kathy leaves behind her best friend and husband, David Schaap. As well as her parents, Ron and Pam Eversden, and Margaret Schaap. She is blessed to have had an enormous group of “front row” friends. Kathy was a ray of sunshine and had a way of moving right into your heart.
Kathy also left behind her stepson, Andrew Schaap, Brother-in-law, Greg Schaap, as well as her niece and nephew, Megan and Kenny Monceaux, and great niece, Kensey Davey.
Kathy was born and raised in Sacramento. She graduated from Hiram Johnson High School and earned her degree at Sacramento State. She was proud to say she was an Elk Grove teacher for 26 years, teaching grades 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6. She was grateful for the joy and laughter her student brought her, in addition to her colleagues.
Kathy and David loved vacationing in the Caribbean. Her other loves included her fur children, gardening, cooking, sunbathing, camping, and entertaining/hostessing.

Guestbook

  • Will and Shelley Walker says:

    We are shocked and heartbroken over the loss of Kathleen. Two of my children, Thomas and Kathryn, were fortunate to be her students. She was the perfect teacher for my two children-always smiling and genuine. She touched many lives; her legacy will live on in her students. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest in peace, Kathleen!

  • Marnie says:

    Miss you toots!

  • Ray Van Laningham says:

    Wow! I am really saddened about Kathy passing!! I went to Hiram Johnson with Kathy and we dated in 11 grade. She was a lot of fun because she was quick witted and teased a lot. She was always smiling and was just a good person and fun to be around! God Bless!

  • Mary Lacalle says:

    My dear Kathleen: I treasure all the years we taught together, particularly when we had adjoining rooms! You always brightened up my day – my life! Leaving my teaching behind to become a minster meant that I wouldn’t see you on a regular basis, which saddened me. Hearing about your transition (only yesterday: Nov 16) when I stopped by Beitzel, crushed me. I send you so much love, Kathleen. Your bright light shines radiantly in my heart, always! God bless you, honey.

  • Coza and Matt Howell says:

    My family will forever be changed by knowing Kathleen. We moved here under many obstacles and my children were scared to start a new school in a new state. My son Ezra was to be in her class. She met with my son Ezra before school started and made him feel at ease. She welcomed us with such warmth, love and kindness. Every time we saw her I noticed her constant love for others, constant smile, interest in others and her empathy. All of these qualities really had an impact on us during the 2 years we knew her. My son went from fearing school to feeling loved and secure. He loved her so much. And I always looked for her at school pickup because she always said things to make me laugh or to brighten my day. Her spirit could light up a room! We loved making her care packages when she wasn’t feeling well, and we loved her personal emails full of love and gratitude. I re-read them often. She was an angel who answered so many prayers. I think of her all the time and miss her deeply. I feel incredibly grateful that my family and I were blessed to know her.

  • Denise Holmes says:

    I am so saddened, just hearing of Kathleen’s death. I taught with Kathleen for 13 years and she was always a favorite with her beautiful smile, upbeat, feisty personality. She was such fun and a joy to be around. She so loved the children and laughed at their antics! I am so happy she found the love of her life. To her parents and husband, I send my healing thoughts. Kathleen has made the transition and is now our angel. She added so much to our world. Rest In Peace, my friend. You will be missed. 🙏🏼🙏🏼💕💕

  • Laureen says:

    “Some people come into our lives and leave footprints in our hearts…and we are never the same.”

    You were one of these special people.
    I was fortunate to have worked with you in education.

    On a light note, I knew Kathleen had her class discipline down . Her two furry friends took turns doing their business in the human potty…then, flushed!

    Let the many fond memories that Kathleen left behind comfort Kathleen’s family at this time .

    My deepest sympathy,

    Laureen
    at this unprecedented time

  • Vince Martin says:

    Ms. Eversden was my first and second grade teacher. When I visited her some years ago, she told me that that was in her first year as a full fledged teacher. I consider that an honor.

    There are still many skills I learned from her years ago that I apply in my personal and professional work.

    I wish I could tell her about my current volunteer work assisting in an ESL class and that I think back to her teaching as inspiration when instructing.

    You have made a great impact and will be greatly missed. 💐

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