Kimberley Ann Brooks
Sept. 11, 1962-Jan. 21, 2014
Kimberly Ann Kayser Brooks of Pleasanton passed away peacefully on Jan. 21, 2014.
She was born in San Jose on Sept. 11, 1962 to Ken and Barbara Kayser. She graduated from Santa Teresa High School where she was a standout athlete, playing on the varsity volleyball and softball teams. She attended San Jose State University where she graduated with a degree in marketing and was a member of the outstanding Spartan volleyball teams of the early 1980ís. Her teammates became life-long friends.
Kim excelled in the business world as well, recently retiring as Group Vice President of Marketing at Safeway where she worked for 25 years. She cherished the many close friendships she made during her career.
Kim was very active in charitable organizations and outreach and support for cancer patients. She was a fiercely loyal to her family and friends.
Kim was married for 17 years to her loving husband, Rich Brooks and had two children, Ariana and Colton whom she adored.
In addition to her husband and children, Kim is survived by her parents, Ken and Barbara Kayser, her brother, Steven Kayser (Lynn), sisters Karen Kottaridis (Chris) and Kathleen Rose (Pat), brother-in-law, Stephen Brooks (Julie) and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins).
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton, with a reception to follow. Details to be provided at the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Tri-Valley Socks / Bras for the Cause in Kimís name at the following website: