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Kim O'Hagan

Kim Marie O'Hagan, 54, of Escalon, died at her home on September 27, 2012. Kim was born on November 22, 1957 in Oakland to Harold and June Morehead (Gendreau). She was the youngest of four daughters. She lived in the Bay Area for many years then moved her young family to Manteca, then to Escalon, where she has lived for the past 16 years.

She worked in the administrative field for 36 years at various different jobs before becoming ill at the beginning of this year. She had a huge heart for animals and never found an animal that she didn't love instantly, as shown by the five dogs and two horses that she owned at the time of her death. She spent her weekends with her friends at riding events. She loved to be out in the open riding her horse, Mak.

Kim is survived by her husband, Daniel O'Hagan; her daughter Jennifer Martinez of Escalon; her son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Cara Martinez of Morro Bay; her mother, June Morehead of Manteca; her sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and Danny Ross of Sacramento; her sister and brother-in-law, Gwendolyn and Kenneth Watson of Danville; and brother-in-law Clay Neilson, of Cathy's Valley. Kim is also survived by her nieces and nephews, four great nephews and one great niece, plus many cousins and close friends.

Kim was preceded in death by her father Harold F. Morehead and her older sister, Toni Neilson.

A memorial will be held for Kim in the near future at Kennedy Meadows, where she loved to be. Kim will forever be remembered for her contagious laugh and her free spirited personality. She had an uncanny ability to make friends. Even though her earthly journey is complete, she will forever light up the lives of the people that knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to your local SPCA or horseback riding camp for kids.

Published in the Modesto Bee October 6, 2012 .


Farewell to a Good Friend

For most of us, September 27 was a day of mixed feelings. We were relieved to know Kim O’Hagan’s long battle was finally over and she was at peace; but we were also sad to have lost a dear friend. Kim was a strong supporter of our Mid Valley Unit and was a great help with activities. She was always there with a big smile and a helping hand.

The thing I will remember most about Kim was that big, gorgeous smile of hers! Her face would just light up. I told her often that she had the most beautiful smile I had ever seen. Yep, I’ll always remember her cheerful face and that big, boisterous laugh!

Farewell, Kim. May the trails be smooth and the winds blow softly where you ride.

Kathy Zumbrunn



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