Katherine Susan Wakerly

March 11, 1948 - April 5, 2004

photo credit (above photo): bob weaver photography

After a long and beautiful life, we have lost our loving wife and mother.

Kate was so many things to so many people: a beautiful daughter, a devoted sister, and a determined philanthropist who worked tirelessly for causes such as homelessness, day workers rights, and bulding schools in Nigeria. Her smile, her jokes, and above all, her selfless love and generosity will be deeply and profoundly missed.

John's eulogy has been posted. Karen Lantz has also written a nice eulogy. Job Lopez wrote a touching tribute poem, which was read at both services.

Information on Kate's burial place may be found here.

Story published in the San Jose Mercury News. Another story published in The Voice. A longer story, including some comments given by friends at the service at St. Williams, was published in the Los Altos Town Crier.

Please share your thoughts and fond memories of Kate with us, and all the others who will miss her so dearly, in our Memory Book.

A wake and viewing was held from 6 to 9 PM on Tuesday, April 6, at Spangler's Mortuary in Mountain View, 799 Castro Street.

A memorial service was held at 11AM Wednesday, April 7, at St. Williams Church in Los Altos, CA.

A service and burial was held on Monday, the 12th, in the Chicago area. Thanks to all who attended these services.

Trip pictures and other stuff at the old page.