I wanted to let the Our Echo family know that Kathe passed away earlier this afternoon at her mountaintop ranch in Butte, MT. She had been in the hospital and nursing home the past 2 weeks but her daughter brought her home yesterday. She died peacefully this afternoon surrounded by some of her family. She was a very special friend of mine. I will miss her so very much. My heart is heavy but my mind is full of wonderful memories of so many stories she wrote, special sayings of hers and more. One of her favorite words was 'razoo' and Kathe Dear, you were definitely 'razoo' in my book. This is one of my favorite pictures of Kathe. She could accomplish with one arm what most of us couldn't with two! I will try to write more about my dear Friend at another time.