Kitty Kingsley

Kitty Freda Kingsley

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Kitty Kingsley: Born 3-14-29 – Died 7-8-20
Kitty died on July 8th, 2020. She was 91 years old. She was the last survivor of 8 children of Maggie Bishop. She lived most of her early years in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Moved to San Diego in her early 20s and remained there for the rest of her life. She is survived by her two children; Dennis Rymer, who resides in Santee, California and Deborah Velasco and her husband, German who reside in Los Angeles. She has 3 grandchildren; Erin Hall, Michael Devin Grimes, Morgan Gomez and 6 great-grandchildren.
Kitty was married to Bill Rymer for 25 years. During that time she was a home-maker, helped open a Baptist church in a bus with her husband and remained active in church throughout her life. For many years she held Bible Study meetings at her home with her Skyline Methodist Church group. Kitty also volunteered throughout the 70s with the ‘Flying Sam’s (Samaritan’s). They would collect donated medications and medical supplies, and then caravan to Mexico to supply mobile health care every month. Kitty married Karl Kingsley in 1979 and they were together 11 years, enjoying square dancing and traveling during that time. She was in the TOPPs weight program for at least the last 15 years – and although she did not lose a lot of weight, she loved to go to dinner with her friends from there each week after their meetings. She also exercised with her Aqua Swim Group every week at Scripts Hospital and also volunteered several times a week making flower arrangements for the patients there. Flower arranging, gardening, arts and crafts, camping and providing help whenever needed for her grandchildren – filled her life with joy. She often made trips to Los Angeles to help her daughter, Deborah with her children. All of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren will sorely miss their ‘Nanie’. She cared for her aging Mother (Maggie) for Maggie’s last 20 years – dying at 103. She also lived and shared her mobile home in Santee for the last 20 years with her brother, Sonny Bishop, who passed on 2 years ago. She will also be missed by her loving caregivers – Jeanette, Candace and Desiree who provided her with care and loving attention.
Memorial services will be postponed until it is safe to gather after the Corona Virus quarantine is lifted. Until then her family has gathered in her home in Santee - reminiscing about times together throughout the years.
If you would like to make a donation in her name she would have loved a tree to be planted in her name. The mortuary has posted the details for this type of donation.
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Morgan Gomez

Posted at 06:40pm
Nanie, God blessed us with 38 years of memories together, and I struggle with how to place them into words or which ones to share. The earliest memories are you baking my birthday cakes as a small girl, teaching me the importance of detail, especially when baking and doing arts and crafts. Summers were filled with family trips and staying at your house and always coming home with a new hair style from yours truly. We'd always go to the Del Mar fair, stock up on all the prettiest of rocks and stones. You were also the first one to give me driving tips and let me sit on your lap and steer the wheel on our short trips around town, even after I drove your car into the garage door while I was playing as a child. You taught be about patience, empathy, caring for others and showed me that true love is how you give to others and how you make others feel. You were my safe place. You loved everyone unconditionally. Even when I made so many mistakes in my teens and young adulthood, you never kept score, and always told me how proud you were. Though you were very conservative, you kept an open mind with the changing world around us. You were a fun and playful woman, which made you the BEST grandma!! People loved being around you because you were full of life and full of long as they didnt cross you, ha. Spending time with you was always one of my favorite things to do. Once I became a mom, and was juggling motherhood and a career, our time together became sparse; and Im so sorry for that. You have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandbabies that are going to forever miss your wonderfully strong hugs, sometimes that left us gasping for air, and your sweet infectious smile. No one in the world could make hot pink lipstick with blue eyeshadow look so good! I was so sure we'd have several more years with you, and Im devastated that I took time for granted. I know right now youre sitting around bantering with all your brothers and sisters, sharing stories and of course picking on each other... while Ma Ma laughs and joins in on the fun. I miss you, my sweet dear grandma. Right before God came to take you home, He sent you an Angel. You never spoke about "visions" but this encounter left you with a huge smile and joy in your heart that you had to share this experience with Jeannette, your caregiver, and Cousin Erin. I pray that same Angel was there holding your hand as you took your final breaths, and then held your hand while leading you through the heavenly gates as you pass Saint Peter and see our God for the first time. I know this is just goodbye for awhile, but we'll surely unite again my sweet Nanie. I find peace knowing you're watching your great grandbabies grow from heaven, and with prayer, I can talk to you anytime I need. I love you so deeply Nanie, and I pray heaven is so much more wonderful than youd ever imagine. I've loved my whole life, and I will continue to love you from a distance until Saint Peter allows me to pass through too.

Godspeed, Nanie

PS- Im sorry I was a bad student when you tried to teach me a million and one times about plants and how to care for them. I have adopted some of your plants now, yes, some of your favorites, and I promise to do my best to keep them alive....but please get upset if you notice theyre soon by yourside up there. xoxoxo

Morgan, Landon and Braydon

Posted at 05:26pm
Dearest Nanie, oh how deeply you'll be missed. God granted you His final blessing, your heavenly wings. Until we see you again, Nanie, we love you!
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