September 22, 2010

Aloha Oe, Tiki-Kate

Filed under: People,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 3:07 pm

I lost my Ooga-Mooga better half today. Tiki-Kate passed away around noon. I got to see her, hold her, tell her I love her this past Saturday. I have much to say about Kate, but right this moment, I’m too wrecked. But I am going to put on my brightest aloha wear, because she told me that’s what she wanted.

Mahalo nui loa for everything, my darling Kate.

6 Responses to “Aloha Oe, Tiki-Kate”

  1. MrBaliHai Says:

    I didn’t know her, but it’s clear that she was deeply loved by many, and that’s as probably as close to immortality as any of us will ever get.

  2. Haole'akamai Says:

    Dangnabbit. And I was so sure she was going to beat this. I will wear my aloha proudly in her honor. She will so be missee.


  3. TikiMe Says:

    I made a tiki head today, and with seeing this, it is now dedicated to her. I will proudly wear my aloha gear for her.

  4. Bamboo Ben Says:


  5. paty zepeda Says:

    Kathy was my supervisor when she worked at cardinal health….she was the best supervisor i had ever had. she believed in me,and gave me many opportunities to grow within cardinal health…..she showed me her obsession with her tiki collection,proudly displayed in her office. i will miss her. i was one of those who was truly blessed to know her…i will miss you tiki kate!!!!!

  6. squid Says:

    Anyone who knew Kate/Kathy was touched in so many ways. What an amazing person. Thanks for being my friend, Kate. :)

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