# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# 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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#### liberal_at_heart

(12,081 posts)#### Contrary1

(12,629 posts)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

#### nadinbrzezinski

(154,021 posts)#### MattBaggins

(7,886 posts)#### Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)Cross gently, K8-EEE.

#### kestrel91316

(51,666 posts)#### Renew Deal

(81,693 posts)She was here as long as I can remember. She was a great DUer and will be missed.

#### fishwax

(29,144 posts)#### Kingofalldems

(38,252 posts)#### proud2BlibKansan

(96,793 posts)And once again, I will say we need a forum here where we can honor DUers who have passed.

#### Bertha Venation

(21,484 posts)#### OneGrassRoot

(22,914 posts)#### msanthrope

(37,549 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)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.

#### proud2BlibKansan

(96,793 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)Can you help with getting the names?

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

Thanks!

#### proud2BlibKansan

(96,793 posts)#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)#### Autumn

(44,543 posts)Love to her and her family.

#### brer cat

(24,062 posts)Thank you for letting us know about her passing, Mike.

#### Tikki

(14,520 posts)The Tikkis

#### Cleita

(75,480 posts)Oh, she will be a big loss for this board. Thanks for informing us.

RIP

#### Laurian

(2,593 posts)I recall reading her posts and I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

#### seabeyond

(110,159 posts)#### one_voice

(20,043 posts)Safe and gentle passage for K8-EEE.

#### nolabear

(41,825 posts)Peace to all. Shell be missed.

#### spanone

(135,417 posts)i mourn her loss.

#### BumRushDaShow

(125,556 posts)Condolences to her family and hope she is in a better place.

#### Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)#### cherokeeprogressive

(24,853 posts)#### pacalo

(24,721 posts)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.

#### AzDar

(14,023 posts)She will be sorely missed.

#### SalmonChantedEvening

(31,941 posts)#### CrazyOrangeCat

(6,112 posts)RIP, fair lady.

#### hootinholler

(26,449 posts)My sincere condolences. I enjoyed her posts.

#### Kali

(54,947 posts)#### Walk away

(9,494 posts)#### petronius

(26,568 posts)#### Buns_of_Fire

(17,038 posts)#### Little Star

(17,055 posts)#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)My deepest sympathies to everyone who loved her.

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

Peace

#### Bertha Venation

(21,484 posts)Thanks for letting us know, Mike.

#### hrmjustin

(71,265 posts)I remember her posts as well and she was a thoughtful person. DU has lost a a great one.

#### malaise

(266,745 posts)Thanks

#### 840high

(17,196 posts)#### RainDog

(28,784 posts)I remember K8-EEE's name and participation here. I'm glad she shared herself with others on DU.

#### JI7

(89,084 posts)she was so familiar around here.

#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)she had seen (and loved) the Pink Martini group.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2371747

#### denbot

(9,894 posts)You will be missed. Peace to her and hers.

#### Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)#### warrior1

(12,325 posts)#### Beaverhausen

(24,462 posts)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.

#### Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)#### mokawanis

(4,427 posts)RIP K8-EEE

#### Uben

(7,719 posts)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)Rest in peace, sweetheart. You will be missed... I will donate to cancer research in your memory, bye love...

#### Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)Last edited Sun Mar 17, 2013, 08:05 PM - Edit history (1)

Sincerest condolences.

#### JanMichael

(24,818 posts)Condolences to her family and friends; she'll be missed.

#### kdmorris

(5,649 posts)I sincerely hope that she didn't suffer and is now at peace.

#### City Lights

(25,171 posts)#### dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)#### bluesbassman

(19,200 posts)You shall be missed here as I'm sure you will in real life.

#### mercymechap

(579 posts)but my prayers go out to her family.

#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)Another good one lost.

#### glinda

(14,807 posts)#### patrice

(47,992 posts)surround them, and the pure light within them guide their way on.

#### jsr

(7,712 posts)Very sad news.

#### Liberalynn

(7,549 posts)#### auntAgonist

(17,252 posts)#### Demo_Chris

(6,234 posts)#### libdude

(136 posts)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.

#### deutsey

(20,166 posts)RIP, K8-EEE

#### myrna minx

(22,772 posts)May she rest in peace. My heart is with her friends and family.

#### Raine

(30,455 posts)to find out she's gone. ... R-I-P Dear K8-EEE

#### Marrah_G

(28,581 posts)#### lbrtbell

(2,389 posts)I didn't know her personally, but I'm very saddened to hear of her passing.

#### shenmue

(38,480 posts)#### BlueJazz

(25,348 posts)#### KT2000

(20,518 posts)I recall having exchanges with her - always positive ones.

RIP K8-EEE

#### abq e streeter

(7,658 posts)#### michigandem58

(1,044 posts)n/t

#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)#### Bossy Monkey

(15,863 posts)#### MuseRider

(34,018 posts)K8-EEE, rest in peace and know you are remembered and will be missed.

#### NMDemDist2

(49,313 posts)peaceful journeys K8

#### UTUSN

(70,229 posts)#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)you will be missed.

#### Apophis

(1,407 posts)#### Beacool

(30,240 posts)My condolences to her family, to you and all who knew her.

#### cecilfirefox

(784 posts)#### Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)thanks for posting this, Mike Nelson.

#### Ilsa

(61,633 posts)#### backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)Damn.

So sorry for the family and friends.She was very sharp and insightful.

Damnit

#### OnyxCollie

(9,958 posts)#### Arctic Dave

(13,812 posts)#### swag

(26,475 posts)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)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)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)He played bass a lot with Bob and the other Cowsills at Pickwick's pub and other venues.

#### Jim Lane

(11,175 posts)#### Catherine Vincent

(34,480 posts)#### Zorra

(27,670 posts)She started posting here about the same time as me.

RIP, K8-EEE.

#### mzmolly

(50,842 posts)good lady.

My heart goes out to her family. She will surely be missed.

#### lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)DU has lost a good contributor and a good friend, she will be missed.

My thoughts go out to her loved ones.

#### TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)#### Lydia Leftcoast

(48,217 posts)Sympathy to her family and friends.

#### blogslut

(37,925 posts)...be comforted by fond memories of her.

#### gateley

(62,683 posts)#### madrchsod

(58,162 posts)knew her and those who loved her.....

#### Iggo

(47,439 posts)Damn.

#### AllyCat

(15,872 posts)So sorry to hear you have left us. My condolences to family and friends and all souls you have touched along your journey.

#### tblue

(16,350 posts)Thanks for telling us though.

#### Mr_Jefferson_24

(8,559 posts)#### grahamhgreen

(15,741 posts)#### Jim__

(14,020 posts)#### Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)Such a loss both for DU and for her loved ones. Godspeed, K8-EEE...

#### Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)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.

#### Rider3

(919 posts)Too much cancer in this world. Sad disease.

#### PotatoChip

(3,186 posts)May she RIP and condolences to her family and loved ones... including those here at DU.

#### jzodda

(2,124 posts)Nice person, helped me though some tough times about 6 years ago.

You will be missed!

#### yellerpup

(12,247 posts)My condolences to all who knew her.

#### Skinner

(63,645 posts)#### VenusRising

(11,252 posts)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.

#### Patsy Stone

(41,435 posts)RIP. She will indeed be missed.

#### redqueen

(114,901 posts)Very sad news, my condolences to all who knew and loved her

#### fitman

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

#### gademocrat7

(10,595 posts)#### antiquie

(4,299 posts)#### WillyT

(72,631 posts)Peace...

#### mn9driver

(4,398 posts)We'll see you again some day.

#### H2O Man

(73,029 posts)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.

#### LoisB

(6,867 posts)#### Borchkins

(721 posts)RIP

B

#### librechik

(30,652 posts)may you squeal in joy forever

#### sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)RIP and condolences to those who love her!

#### WilliamPitt

(58,179 posts)#### joeybee12

(56,177 posts)#### SunSeeker

(51,063 posts)I wish we spent as much money finding a cure for cancer as we spend on war.

#### Flaxbee

(13,661 posts)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.

#### Fla Dem

(23,155 posts)#### Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)#### Gregorian

(23,867 posts)#### Arugula Latte

(50,566 posts)RIP K8-EEE.

#### NewJeffCT

(56,825 posts)and, my sympathy to her family & friends.

#### Blue_In_AK

(46,436 posts)I liked her a lot. Condolences to her family.

#### NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)#### cal04

(41,505 posts)My sincere condolences to her family and friends

She will be missed. Thank you Mike

#### Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)Always liked her.

#### Denis 11

(280 posts)Sorry for your loss.

#### blackspade

(10,056 posts)My condolences to her friends and family.

RIP K8-EEE

#### Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)#### Frustratedlady

(16,254 posts)#### tularetom

(23,664 posts)And condolences to your family.