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Mike Nelson

(9,812 posts)
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:01 PM Mar 2013

Passing of DU member "K8-EEE"

The woman known to du-ers as "K8-EEE" has passed away of cancer. Her friends and family are tremendously sad. I thought she was one of the smartest people I ever met. Funny and beautiful, too. She wished to remain private about her illness, but I followed many exchanges in General Discussion, between "K8-EEE" and various members - I thought they might be wondering where she went. She will no doubt make the afterlife a better place for us all, by the time we join her... RIP K8-EEE.

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Passing of DU member "K8-EEE" (Original Post) Mike Nelson Mar 2013 OP
Cancer is horrible. I hope she is at peace now. liberal_at_heart Mar 2013 #1
Cancer is even worse than "horrible". Contrary1 Mar 2013 #106
Thanks, rip, that was a precious soul nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #2
I am sorry to hear of her passing MattBaggins Mar 2013 #3
I am so sorry, Mike. She was quite prolific on DU, and for so many years! Cooley Hurd Mar 2013 #4
Oh, no. I haven't seen her here in a while, but she ALWAYS used to be here........ kestrel91316 Mar 2013 #5
That's so sad Renew Deal Mar 2013 #6
I'm sorry to hear this sad news -- all the best to her family and friends fishwax Mar 2013 #7
She was a very nice lady. RIP K8-EEE Kingofalldems Mar 2013 #8
This is a big loss. proud2BlibKansan Mar 2013 #9
re new forum +1 Bertha Venation Mar 2013 #35
That is a wonderful idea. n/t OneGrassRoot Mar 2013 #65
That's a great idea. nt msanthrope Mar 2013 #81
I just posted in AtA about this. CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 #96
Thanks! proud2BlibKansan Mar 2013 #105
Here's what Skinner and I said: CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 #130
I think starting a thread is the best idea. proud2BlibKansan Mar 2013 #133
OK.I'll do that. CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2013 #134
Oh no. She was a wonderful person Autumn Mar 2013 #10
My condolences to her family and friends. brer cat Mar 2013 #11
So sorry for the passing of a fine person...hugs to family and friends... Tikki Mar 2013 #12
Noooooooooooo! Cleita Mar 2013 #13
My condolences to the family and friends of K8-EEE. Laurian Mar 2013 #14
love to the friends and families, she will so be missed. a wonderful woman. nt seabeyond Mar 2013 #15
Sympathies for her friends and families... one_voice Mar 2013 #16
Oh, I'm so sorry. Thank you for conveying this sad news. nolabear Mar 2013 #17
oh no. spanone Mar 2013 #18
Oh geez... So sorry to hear this. BumRushDaShow Mar 2013 #19
My thoughts to her friends and family Stinky The Clown Mar 2013 #20
RIP K8-EEE. cherokeeprogressive Mar 2013 #21
Oh my. pacalo Mar 2013 #22
Oh no. AzDar Mar 2013 #23
RIP, sweet friend. SalmonChantedEvening Mar 2013 #24
I remember K8-EEE fondly. CrazyOrangeCat Mar 2013 #25
Oh Damn hootinholler Mar 2013 #26
oh what sad news Kali Mar 2013 #27
How very sad for everyone here and especially her family and friends. Walk away Mar 2013 #28
Damn. I'm really sorry to hear that... (nt) petronius Mar 2013 #29
Rest in Peace, K8-EEE. Buns_of_Fire Mar 2013 #30
Condolences to the family. RIP K8-EEE, you will be missed. Little Star Mar 2013 #31
So sorry to hear this countryjake Mar 2013 #32
Sad news. RIP, K8-EEE Bertha Venation Mar 2013 #33
I am so sorry to hear this. hrmjustin Mar 2013 #34
Deepest sympathy to her family and friends malaise Mar 2013 #36
Rest in peace. 840high Mar 2013 #37
I'm so sorry to hear this RainDog Mar 2013 #38
sorry to hear this , do we know when her last posts were ? JI7 Mar 2013 #39
On Feb. 13... countryjake Mar 2013 #41
R.I.P. K8-EEE denbot Mar 2013 #40
Rest in Peace, K8-EEE. Solly Mack Mar 2013 #42
Rest in peace K8-EEE warrior1 Mar 2013 #43
Rest in peace Beaverhausen Mar 2013 #44
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope she didn't suffer. RIP and good vibes to her, wherever she is. nt Honeycombe8 Mar 2013 #45
My condolences to her family and friends mokawanis Mar 2013 #46
My sympathies, may she RIP Uben Mar 2013 #47
Dearest K8-EEE... Firebrand Gary Mar 2013 #48
So sorry to hear this. One of the great posters from the Bush years. Hissyspit Mar 2013 #49
That was my first thought too JanMichael Mar 2013 #68
I didn't know her, but my condolences to her family and friends kdmorris Mar 2013 #50
So sad to hear this news. City Lights Mar 2013 #51
Condolences to her family and to her friends. dixiegrrrrl Mar 2013 #52
RIP K8-EEE. bluesbassman Mar 2013 #53
I didn't have any exchanges with K8-EEE mercymechap Mar 2013 #54
Damn. progressoid Mar 2013 #55
Love and light to her family, friends and her spirit. glinda Mar 2013 #56
An Irish blessing for K8-EEE, may the long-time sun shine upon K8-EEE and her loved ones, AllLove patrice Mar 2013 #57
R.I.P. jsr Mar 2013 #58
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends Liberalynn Mar 2013 #59
May she rest in peace. Such sad news. Thank you for posting. :( n/t auntAgonist Mar 2013 #60
Condolences to her friends and family Demo_Chris Mar 2013 #61
K8-EEE libdude Mar 2013 #62
:-( deutsey Mar 2013 #63
How absolutely sad. We will be a lesser place without her here. myrna minx Mar 2013 #64
THANK YOU for letting us know. I certainly remember her and I'm so sorry Raine Mar 2013 #66
Sad day, rest in peace Kate Marrah_G Mar 2013 #67
R.I.P K8-EEE lbrtbell Mar 2013 #69
Rest in peace. shenmue Mar 2013 #70
I miss her. I noticed she was gone for awhile. thought she left on her own. Sad..... nt BlueJazz Mar 2013 #71
Oh no, this is sad KT2000 Mar 2013 #72
Very sad to hear this. abq e streeter Mar 2013 #73
So sorry. michigandem58 Mar 2013 #74
Rest in Power, K8-EEE nt MrScorpio Mar 2013 #75
So very sorry to hear it. All condolences to her friends, family, and all DU n/t Bossy Monkey Mar 2013 #76
Very sad news :-( MuseRider Mar 2013 #77
that's sad. NMDemDist2 Mar 2013 #78
R#158 & K for, oh no. nt UTUSN Mar 2013 #79
Rest in peace, dear K8-EEE. mountain grammy Mar 2013 #80
Rest in peace. Apophis Mar 2013 #82
I'm so sorry to hear that. Beacool Mar 2013 #83
May her journey be filled with love and light. )O( nt cecilfirefox Mar 2013 #84
Rest in Peace, "K8-EEE" Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2013 #85
May she rest from her labors. nt Ilsa Mar 2013 #86
oh no backwoodsbob Mar 2013 #87
RIP, K8-EEE. OnyxCollie Mar 2013 #88
RIP K8-EEE Arctic Dave Mar 2013 #89
K8-EEE was warm, funny, and brilliant both here and on the Cowsill.com message board swag Mar 2013 #90
Well, Katie was certainly a beautiful person Iwillnevergiveup Mar 2013 #94
Nice clip, but I really liked the piece she wrote about her "dream" flight. Jim Lane Mar 2013 #149
Robby Scharf swag Mar 2013 #150
Thanks! That helps me appreciate K8-EEE's wonderful piece. (n/t) Jim Lane Mar 2013 #155
RIP, Ms. K8-EEE Catherine Vincent Mar 2013 #91
Oh, no! Zorra Mar 2013 #92
RIP mzmolly Mar 2013 #93
Very sorry to hear this. lpbk2713 Mar 2013 #95
I am sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know. RIP, K8-EEE. TwilightGardener Mar 2013 #97
Another long-time DUer gone Lydia Leftcoast Mar 2013 #98
May all who knew and loved her blogslut Mar 2013 #99
Thank you, Mike Nelson. And rest in peace, wonderful K8-EEE. gateley Mar 2013 #100
she will live on in the hearts and minds of those who madrchsod Mar 2013 #101
Aw, man. Iggo Mar 2013 #102
Godspeed fair lady. AllyCat Mar 2013 #103
So sad!!!! tblue Mar 2013 #104
Very sorry to hear this news. RIP. Mr_Jefferson_24 Mar 2013 #107
My Condolences. grahamhgreen Mar 2013 #108
So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace K8-EEE. Jim__ Mar 2013 #109
So sorry to hear this! Rhiannon12866 Mar 2013 #110
My condolences Le Taz Hot Mar 2013 #111
Rest in peace Rider3 Mar 2013 #112
I didn't know her, but am sorry to hear this. PotatoChip Mar 2013 #113
She was great. Thanks for all the advice and RIP :( jzodda Mar 2013 #114
We will miss her bright spirit. yellerpup Mar 2013 #115
RIP K8-EE Skinner Mar 2013 #116
What a tragic loss. VenusRising Mar 2013 #117
Very sad Patsy Stone Mar 2013 #118
RIP Katie redqueen Mar 2013 #119
I knew Katie from a conservative site we both posted on fitman Mar 2013 #120
RIP K8-EEE gademocrat7 Mar 2013 #121
Peace antiquie Mar 2013 #122
Damn... (((((((K8-EEE))))))) WillyT Mar 2013 #123
RIP K8-EEE mn9driver Mar 2013 #124
RIP K8-EEE H2O Man Mar 2013 #125
Condolences to her family and friends and may she rest in peace. LoisB Mar 2013 #126
Cancer sucks Borchkins Mar 2013 #127
Farewell, K8-EEE librechik Mar 2013 #128
She will be missed. sabrina 1 Mar 2013 #129
She will be sorely missed. WilliamPitt Mar 2013 #131
I am very sorry to hear this...I'm sure she is at peace joeybee12 Mar 2013 #132
Another beautiful human being snuffed out by cancer. SunSeeker Mar 2013 #135
I am so sorry to hear this, I really enjoyed K8-EEE's posts Flaxbee Mar 2013 #136
Another good person leaves us. My sympathies to her family and friends. n/t Fla Dem Mar 2013 #137
r.i.p. Blue_Tires Mar 2013 #138
Damn. Sometimes one forgets that we're all real people here. So sad. Gregorian Mar 2013 #139
I'm very sorry. She will be missed. Arugula Latte Mar 2013 #140
May she rest in peace NewJeffCT Mar 2013 #141
I'm so sorry. Blue_In_AK Mar 2013 #142
RIP K8-EEE (nt) NYC_SKP Mar 2013 #143
Rest in peace K8-EEE cal04 Mar 2013 #144
Rest in Peace. Warren DeMontague Mar 2013 #145
My condolences to her family and friends Denis 11 Mar 2013 #146
I didn't know her, but... blackspade Mar 2013 #147
. Liberal_in_LA Mar 2013 #148
RIP, K8-EEE eom Frustratedlady Mar 2013 #151
RIP K8-EEE tularetom Mar 2013 #152
My sympathy to K8-EEE's family and all who knew her livetohike Mar 2013 #153
Rest in Peace K8-EEE devilgrrl Mar 2013 #154

Contrary1

(12,629 posts)
106. Cancer is even worse than "horrible".
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 01:14 AM
Mar 2013

I am one of the fortunate ones. After 6 surgeries, chemo, and years of pills...I am showing no signs of recurrence at 15 years.

We must find a cure.

Godspeed, K8-EEE

proud2BlibKansan

(96,793 posts)
9. This is a big loss.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:09 PM
Mar 2013

And once again, I will say we need a forum here where we can honor DUers who have passed.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
96. I just posted in AtA about this.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:39 PM
Mar 2013

I told Skinner that we've long wanted such a group, and we'd like him to set it up.

I also asked what we would need to do to get it.

I hope to have an answer soon.

Once he answers me, you will be able to read it too.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
130. Here's what Skinner and I said:
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:16 AM
Mar 2013
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1259722

Can you help with getting the names?

I could start a thread asking people to list the DUers who have passed away.



Thanks!

Laurian

(2,593 posts)
14. My condolences to the family and friends of K8-EEE.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:13 PM
Mar 2013

I recall reading her posts and I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

pacalo

(24,721 posts)
22. Oh my.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:24 PM
Mar 2013

I went back to see when she posted last; it was on February 13. She was such a positive person!



My deepest sympathy for those who knew her well.



countryjake

(8,554 posts)
32. So sorry to hear this
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:35 PM
Mar 2013

My deepest sympathies to everyone who loved her.

Another DUer gone, it's a sad sad day for us all.

Peace

 

hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)
34. I am so sorry to hear this.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:36 PM
Mar 2013

I remember her posts as well and she was a thoughtful person. DU has lost a a great one.

RainDog

(28,784 posts)
38. I'm so sorry to hear this
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:41 PM
Mar 2013

I remember K8-EEE's name and participation here. I'm glad she shared herself with others on DU.

Beaverhausen

(24,462 posts)
44. Rest in peace
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:50 PM
Mar 2013

Thanks for letting us know. Sincere condolences to her family and friends. I always liked her posts and I think she lived near me. I'm in Burbank. Reminds me we need a local DU meet up.

Uben

(7,719 posts)
47. My sympathies, may she RIP
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 06:56 PM
Mar 2013

As one who has experienced the recent loss of my wife to cancer, I know the pain of loss. I didn't know her, but I know what she went through. I hope she is at peace now and past the horrible effects that cancer can reek on one's body. We hate to lose our loved ones, but watching them suffer is so hard. May God be with her for eternity.

Firebrand Gary

(5,044 posts)
48. Dearest K8-EEE...
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:00 PM
Mar 2013

Rest in peace, sweetheart. You will be missed... I will donate to cancer research in your memory, bye love...

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
49. So sorry to hear this. One of the great posters from the Bush years.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:00 PM
Mar 2013

Last edited Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:05 PM - Edit history (1)

Sincerest condolences.

kdmorris

(5,649 posts)
50. I didn't know her, but my condolences to her family and friends
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:02 PM
Mar 2013

I sincerely hope that she didn't suffer and is now at peace.

patrice

(47,992 posts)
57. An Irish blessing for K8-EEE, may the long-time sun shine upon K8-EEE and her loved ones, AllLove
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:11 PM
Mar 2013

surround them, and the pure light within them guide their way on.

libdude

(136 posts)
62. K8-EEE
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:20 PM
Mar 2013

Sincere condolences to her family and those that knew her. From the postings, she will also be missed by many that knew her as K8-EEE.

myrna minx

(22,772 posts)
64. How absolutely sad. We will be a lesser place without her here.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:28 PM
Mar 2013

May she rest in peace. My heart is with her friends and family.

Raine

(30,455 posts)
66. THANK YOU for letting us know. I certainly remember her and I'm so sorry
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 07:32 PM
Mar 2013

to find out she's gone. ... R-I-P Dear K8-EEE

swag

(26,475 posts)
90. K8-EEE was warm, funny, and brilliant both here and on the Cowsill.com message board
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:55 PM
Mar 2013

This clip, with Katie first appearing at about 00:34, then several times later, was one of the first filmic efforts I remember seeing by the director of the current Showtime documentary on the Cowsills

https://sites.google.com/site/memoriesofkatie/home/mad-cowsill-disease

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
94. Well, Katie was certainly a beautiful person
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:31 PM
Mar 2013

On film, here and in life. Thank you for posting that clip and may her friends and family fondly recall what a difference she made. Very sad news.

 

Jim Lane

(11,175 posts)
149. Nice clip, but I really liked the piece she wrote about her "dream" flight.
Tue Mar 19, 2013, 03:02 AM
Mar 2013

Same source - link is https://sites.google.com/site/memoriesofkatie/home/tori2003-on-cloud-nine

Not being a Cowsills maven, I didn't know who "Robby" was. I see from Wikipedia that one of the singers was Bob Cowsill, so I thought that's who was meant, but at the end of the story about the flight she writes that Bob Cowsill was sitting behind her and Robby. So, who's the Robby whose name she screams in the clip and whom she meets thanks to Southwest Airlines?

swag

(26,475 posts)
150. Robby Scharf
Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:30 PM
Mar 2013

He played bass a lot with Bob and the other Cowsills at Pickwick's pub and other venues.

lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)
95. Very sorry to hear this.
Sun Mar 17, 2013, 10:35 PM
Mar 2013



DU has lost a good contributor and a good friend, she will be missed.

My thoughts go out to her loved ones.



AllyCat

(15,872 posts)
103. Godspeed fair lady.
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 12:52 AM
Mar 2013

So sorry to hear you have left us. My condolences to family and friends and all souls you have touched along your journey.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
111. My condolences
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:37 AM
Mar 2013

to her family and friends. I concur with the suggestion above -- we should have a Memorial for DUers who have passed. So many voices lost.

PotatoChip

(3,186 posts)
113. I didn't know her, but am sorry to hear this.
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 06:43 AM
Mar 2013

May she RIP and condolences to her family and loved ones... including those here at DU.

jzodda

(2,124 posts)
114. She was great. Thanks for all the advice and RIP :(
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 07:53 AM
Mar 2013

Nice person, helped me though some tough times about 6 years ago.

You will be missed!

VenusRising

(11,252 posts)
117. What a tragic loss.
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 08:30 AM
Mar 2013

My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. She was a bright, shining light at DU. Her presence will be deeply missed.

Godspeed, K8-EEE.

 

fitman

(482 posts)
120. I knew Katie from a conservative site we both posted on
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 09:01 AM
Mar 2013

She really gave the conservatives fits...We emailed back and forth at times..really sad right now...

H2O Man

(73,029 posts)
125. RIP K8-EEE
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 09:25 AM
Mar 2013

I am stunned ..... I had no idea that this beautiful human being was dealing with cancer.

I wish that I had something to add .... but as so many here have already noted, she was one of the best reasons to hang out on DU.

We have lost a true friend.

SunSeeker

(51,063 posts)
135. Another beautiful human being snuffed out by cancer.
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:35 AM
Mar 2013

I wish we spent as much money finding a cure for cancer as we spend on war.

Flaxbee

(13,661 posts)
136. I am so sorry to hear this, I really enjoyed K8-EEE's posts
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 12:27 PM
Mar 2013

I didn't even know she was ill.

Rest in Peace, K8-EEE. Here's hoping there is an afterlife full of friends, pets and happiness and that you're there and pain-free.

My condolences to her friends and family.

cal04

(41,505 posts)
144. Rest in peace K8-EEE
Mon Mar 18, 2013, 05:02 PM
Mar 2013

My sincere condolences to her family and friends
She will be missed. Thank you Mike

livetohike

(21,998 posts)
153. My sympathy to K8-EEE's family and all who knew her
Tue Mar 19, 2013, 12:40 PM
Mar 2013
Thank you for letting us know Mike. It's a sad day.....
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