Thursday, April 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Helen Kim Gagnon

Gagnon, Helen

d. June 24, 2013

Kim passed away on Monday, June 24, 2013, at the age of 53 after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Kim was born in Marysville, and grew up in Davis. She graduated from Davis Senior High School in 1977 and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in community studies from UC Santa Cruz. She got her master’s degree from the University of San Francisco and became a licensed marriage and family therapist in 1992.
Kim worked for social services agencies in Sacramento, Marin and Sonoma counties before opening her own practice in Petaluma and Novato. She specialized in attachment therapy for adopted and foster children and their families.
Kim is survived by her husband of 20 years, Tom Graham of Petaluma; her daughter, Nellie, also of Petaluma; her stepchildren, James (Kelley) Graham of Stockton, Tim (Thea) Graham of Petaluma and Jenny Graham of Reno; her father, Mel Gagnon of Davis; her mother, Carol (Dave) Kearney of Vacaville; her sisters, Kati (Skip) Mezger of Sacramento, and Marcia (Ted) Parker of Stockton; her brothers Dan Gagnon of Cordova, Alaska, Jeff (Jodi) Gagnon of Marysville, Wash., Andy (Laurie) Gagnon of Woodland and Don (Sally) Gagnon of Woodland; and numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Kim was a kind and caring soul who was a great listener. She gently counseled her clients, friends and family and taught them about unconditional love. She had an adventurous spirit, having traveled on her own through Europe for two years and hitchhiked across the United States.
Her courage during her illness was inspiring. She seldom complained. All who knew her will miss her gentle, kind and loving ways.
Please join us for a celebration of her life on Saturday, July 20, at 1 p.m. at 730 Goodwin Ave., Penngrove, CA. A potluck picnic barbecue will follow.
Kim’s ashes will be scattered privately at several of her favorite places in the Sierra.
Donations may be made to her daughter Nellie’s college fund. Make checks payable to CollegeAmerica, FBO Nellie R. Graham, and send to Alders Financial Solutions, 1701 Novato Blvd., Suite 304, Novato, CA 94947.

Special to The Enterprise

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

Will city move forward on public power review?

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

 
 
4-H members get ready for Spring Show

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Obama to Russia: More sanctions are ‘teed up’

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2, 3 Comments

 
2 pursuits, 2 arrests keep Woodland officers busy

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
 
Conference puts focus on Arab studies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Youth sports in focus on radio program

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Rummage sale will benefit preschool

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Concert benefits South Korea exchange

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Davis honors ‘green’ citizens

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Water rate assistance bill advances

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Program explores STEM careers for girls

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5, 4 Comments

 
Embroiderers plan a hands-on project

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Volkssporting Club plans North Davis walks

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Hotel/conference center info meeting set

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
MOMS Club plans open house

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

 
Cycle de Mayo benefits Center for Families

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

Author to read ‘The Cat Who Chose to Dream’

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A12

 
.

Forum

Things are turning sour

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

The high cost of employment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

 
High-five to Union Bank

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Broken sprinklers waste water

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Three more administrators?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Neustadt has experience for the job

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Here’s a plan to save big on employee costs

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6, 4 Comments

Davis is fair, thoughtful

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Ortiz is the right choice for Yolo

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

.

Sports

DHS tracksters sweep another DVC meet

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Another DVC blowout for DHS girls soccer

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1, 2 Comments | Gallery

Young reinvents his game to help Aggies improve on the diamond

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS boys shuffle the deck to beat Cards

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS/Franklin II is a close loss for Devil softballers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Baseball roundup: Giants slam Rockies in the 11th

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
UCD roundup: Aggies lose a softball game at Pacific

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Jahn jumps to Sacramento Republic FC

By Evan Ream | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

.

Arts

 
Bach Soloists wrap up season on April 28

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A11

Congressional art competition open to high school students

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Emerson, Da Vinci to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Winters Plein Air Festival begins Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6