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06 October 2016 @ 10:23 pm
Kate's funeral: Sun 10/16, 1pm  
Kate Yule's funeral will be held on Sunday October 16 at 1:00 pm at Wilhelm's Portland Memorial Funeral & Cremation in Portland, Oregon. Anyone who loved Kate is welcome to attend. The ceremony will be officiated by Ellen Klages, and there will be an opportunity to share your memories of Kate if you wish.

We also plan a memorial gathering in a few months, most likely in January, so if you can't attend the funeral there will be another opportunity to celebrate Kate's memory.

If you would like to make a charitable donation in Kate's honor, please give to the Multnomah County Library Foundation to support the library's literacy programs. Kate volunteered for years with SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) and was always passionate about books and reading. Please mark the gift in memory of Kate Yule and indicate that the acknowledgement should be sent to my address (email me if you don't have it). Your donations are tax-deductible.

I have found myself at the epicenter of an enormous outpouring of condolences and love since Kate's passing. I am just overwhelmed with gratitude and wish I could respond in kind to everyone who has reached out to me and Sue in this very difficult time. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Photo by Janna Silverstein
 
 
 
Kate Schaeferkate_schaefer on October 7th, 2016 02:39 pm (UTC)
We'll be there.
KMSvgqn on October 7th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
We can't be there, but we've made a donation. Hugs.
pennskipennski on October 7th, 2016 07:21 pm (UTC)
Lots of hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
And wow - what a gorgeous photo.
blue shark of friendliness: candlesckd on October 7th, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
I won't be able to be there because I'll be at the MnStf fallcon, though I suspect "spending time with fellow fans" is the sort of observance she'd approve of. I'll do my best to be at the later gathering, though with my current January travel plans that may not be possible either.

Much love to you and yours.

(Email sent about the donation.)
Timapparentparadox on October 7th, 2016 11:07 pm (UTC)
I hope we'll be able to attend the "in a few months" event. Our thoughts are with you.