Wendy Sue Nasmyth, a longtime Cal Poly Pomona staff member, died on Dec. 25 in Whittier at the age of 61. As the facilities coordinator within Intercollegiate Athletics and Kinesiology for 18 years, Wendy made many friends.
“Wendy was a strong advocate for students and in her role, she worked with numerous departments on campus and community groups,” Director of Athletics Brian Swanson says. “Her wonderful laugh and positive attitude will be missed by our student-athletes, coaches and staff.”
Raised in the San Fernando Valley, Nasmyth was always proud to be a fifth-generation Californian. The youngest of three children, she grew up in Reseda with her sister Nancy and her brother Randy. After marrying at the age of 21, she had two sons. Her first, Adam, was born in 1974, and her second, Eric, was born in 1978. Wendy loved her boys and would fondly recount tales of the mischief they got into as young children.
While living in Walnut, she took care of horses and also became passionate about gardening. After working at Disneyland in the facilities department for nine years, she came to Cal Poly Pomona to be the athletics’ facilities coordinator.
Wendy is survived by her sons, Adam and Eric; their wives, Michelle and Lesa; three beloved grandchildren, Holly, Elliot and Emma, and her companion, Pete; as well as brother Randy Koppang and mother Bette Humphrey.