Kim was born on Valentine’s Day, 1957, to Wayne and Yvonne Eisenhower, big brother, Gary and Big sister, Bonnie, in Hollywood, California. Even then we knew she would be our little star. Kim was an adventurer even from the beginning. She loved the water. Kim was more than our sister. She was our little charge. We took her everywhere with us.
From a very early age, Kim loved her dogs. Kim’s favorite holiday was Halloween.
As a teenager, she moved to Washington with mom. Our brother Gary then moved his family as well. She graduated from Aberdeen High School. Kim then returned to the beach in Los Angeles to help Bonnie with her children.
She later went to work for Northrup.
In 1986, Kim moved to Washington to join the rest of the family. There Kim met her future husband, Mark Hodge. Kim became a country girl, became the canning queen, raise cattle and chickens. They loved fishing at Lake Curlew, along with their friends and Marks family. She also loved to entertain and cook for friends. She volunteered at the Aberdeen Clothing Bank and worked at Farmer’s Insurance and the State Liquor Store.
Kim met so many wonderful and devoted friends during her life; she was always there to lend a helping hand or a quick laugh and a shoulder to cry on. Kim loved her nephew, Peyton, and her niece, Marlys, like they were her own children.
She faced some difficult challenges, including having Multiple Scleroses, losing our brother, Gary, and her husband, Mark. Adversity made Kim a very strong and independent woman.
Kim is survived by her sister, Bonnie Eisenhower; her nieces and nephews, Peyton McWilliams, Marlys and George Arthur, Kimberly Eisenhower, Kathryn Girardi, Anthony Eisenhower; her in-laws, Ray and Jean Hodge; stepmother, Argentina Eisenhower; stepsister, Maria Elena Flores; and stepson, Troy Hodge.
You will always be my cherished baby sister. I love and miss you. I will carry you in my heart forever. Bonnie.
A celebration of Life will be held at the Cosmopolis Lion’s Club, Sunday, December 2nd 1-4 pm
A message of condolence or of a memory can be left for the family at www.fernhillfuneral.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen.