OBITUARY

Kim Johanna Hancock

October 8, 1960October 21, 2020
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Kim Hancock, a lifelong resident of Palmdale, CA. passed away at the age of 60 peacefully in her home on Wednesday, October 21 2020.

Kim is survived by her son, Samuel L. Hancock, three brothers and five sisters as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Kim was born in Pacoima on October 8, 1960 to mother Delores E. Anderson and father Selmer Anderson Jr.

Kim was a proud veteran serving 12 years in the United States Air Force as an Information Manager from 1981 to 1993. She loved everything about military life, the structure, the comradery and the adventures.

After leaving the military, Kim went to work for the United States Department of Homeland Security from 1995 to 2017 as a Mission Support Specialist. She gave 29 years of untiring and loyal service to the United States federal government. Along the way, Kim made lifelong friends garnering the respect of her colleagues through her earnest approach and dedication to her job.

Kim enjoyed the adventures that life offered. When she retired, she dedicated a great deal of her time traveling along the coast and vacationing in different countries. If she wasn’t traveling, she was spending quality time with her family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 at Eternal Valley in the city of Santa Clarita. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to City of Hope in memory of Kim Hancock.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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Mark Rudningen

December 11, 2020

My condolences to all my cousins and your families! I ran into Kim on Ancestry DNA and called her on the phone and talked for about an hour and a half. It is tragic that I never got to meet her or my cousins. I had been hoping to visit her but have been locked into taking care of my elderly mother with all her health problems. I know she will be looking after you all from heaven!
May God Bless you all!
Mark Rudningen

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Today we are all joined together to honor Kim and the beautiful life she led.

Kim entered this world on October 8, 1960 in Pacoima, California. She was the third of six daughters and the fifth child to our mother Delores E. Anderson and father Selmer Anderson, Jr. Kim was a beautiful addition to the family of twelve.

Kim is survived by her son Samuel Lamar Hancock born to her on May 18th, 1988, her three brothers Johnny, Robin and William and her five sisters: Gilda, Delores, Michelle, Ginger and Harriet as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Kim was fiercely independent, fearless in her journey and loving in her interactions with those she cared about. However, the most precious, the most important part of her life was being Sammy’s mother. If you knew Kim, you knew you would never have to wonder about how she felt about anything good or bad. There was no pretense with Kim, what you saw and what you heard, or didn’t hear, was authentically Kim all the time!

Kim was a proud veteran serving 12 years in the United States Air Force as an Information Manager from 1981 to 1993. Kim loved everything about military life from the structure, the comradery to the adventures. During her time in the military Kim traveled in and outside of the United States. One very special and pivotal place to her was Istanbul, Turkey where her son Samuel was born. Kim loved Turkey and always planned to return. Her adventures continued outside the military taking her to far-away places. Kim was fearless in her world travels she was always ready for the next adventure near or far.

After leaving the military, Kim went to work for the United States Department of Homeland Security from 1995 to 2017 as a Mission Support Specialist. Kim gave 29 years of untiring and loyal service to the United States Federal Government. Along the way Kim made lifelong friends, garnering the respect of her colleagues through her earnest approach and dedication to her job. Unfortunately, in 2016 Kim was forced to retire from a job and the people she enjoyed working with to engage in the biggest fight of her life against cancer, which she won. When Kim was focused on a goal, her discipline and perseverance saw her through whatever obstacles her life journey presented.

In 2016 Kim was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Kim knew she couldn’t and wouldn’t go through this fight alone, so she reached out beyond family to find additional support from her cancer support group, Tender Loving Care (TLC). During her fight Kim formed beautiful connections with her fellow cancer warriors.

Kim was a self-made Woman, everything she was, everything she created and achieved was a result of her sheer determination, strength, motivation and vision. Kim kept those that she loved close and ensured they knew how special they were to her from the “just checking up” phone call, the drop-by to spend time, and the carefully picked out birthday card and gift that she knew you would enjoy. Exhibiting once again how important you were in her life. To know Kim meant you knew warmth, benevolence, and courage.

Kim, our hearts are so heavy knowing you are unable to be with us to walk to touch to laugh again. We are comforted by knowing you are no longer in pain and finally at peace. Your touch left each of us with a special memory that we will forever hold dear. When we leave here and go about our daily lives, you will come to us in vivid recollection and at that moment of remembrance you will be there sharing that memory with us.