# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# DU lost a member last night...

kimi: that was the name of one of her cats

She hasn't posted in a while; I was friends with her outside DU--she was a great person.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=250986

She was a retired military nurse mother of 4 boys. She'd recently become engaged to a wonderful man and humanitarian. Barbara, was always there with a helping hand.

She was the definition of an activist. Both with humans and animals. She was fierce in fighting for issues that mattered.

I met her through DU she was a wonderful friend to me. For that I thank Skinner and the rest of DU. I wish I'd known her longer. My heart is breaking right now.

The world has lost a great woman and I a friend. I would like Skinner to add her to the memorial wall/page not sure what it's called.

I'm at a loss for words right now....shocked...gut punched.

There's so much more to say about her. She was a wonderful person. Anyone here that got to know her on a personal level knew she loved animals and was huge advocate for them. She would take in feral cats/strays get them healthy and find them homes.

Please keep her fiance' and her boys in your thoughts.

I haven't posted in a while and will probably disappear again, however I wanted DU to know they lost one of their own.

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#### etherealtruth

(22,165 posts)#### Skidmore

(37,364 posts)Rest well.

#### onecaliberal

(32,109 posts)#### AsahinaKimi

(20,776 posts)mostly cause it was like mine.. I may have chatted with her on here once or twice. Sorry to hear this. Condolences.

#### VanillaRhapsody

(21,115 posts)#### 99Forever

(14,524 posts)#### mylye2222

(2,992 posts)RiP Kimi.

#### polly7

(20,582 posts)I'm so sorry one_voice, she sounds like she was an amazing person.

My deepest condolences to all who knew and love her. Wishing strength to you all.

#### mmonk

(52,589 posts)#### petronius

(26,568 posts)#### CherokeeDem

(3,709 posts)My those who loved her find peace in her memory.

#### Warpy

(110,539 posts)as a fellow nurse and fellow sucker for any moth eaten cat with a sob story.

She will be missed.

#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)It's always shocking when we lose one of our own...

My deepest condolences to you and to her fiance' and her sons...

Safe passage to her.

#### NoJusticeNoPeace

(5,018 posts)#### Ken Burch

(50,254 posts)#### BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)RIP Kimi. And hugs to you for being a friend.

#### RKP5637

(66,959 posts)#### Coventina

(26,734 posts)#### giftedgirl77

(4,713 posts)#### ND-Dem

(4,571 posts)#### pintobean

(18,101 posts)and all of her family and friends.

#### Andy823

(11,495 posts)I am so sorry for her loss.

#### pnwmom

(108,874 posts)#### Duval

(4,280 posts)sorry, one_voice, for your loss, and ours, too. I hope you come back soon to DU.

#### octoberlib

(14,971 posts)#### cal04

(41,505 posts)my thoughts are with you and her family

#### snacker

(3,619 posts)#### PeaceNikki

(27,985 posts)#### brer cat

(24,062 posts)I hope she is met by her furbabies who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

I am sure she will be welcomed by all the little fur babies she has helped. Any animal lover is a winner in my book. Condolences to all who loved her.

#### silvershadow

(10,336 posts)#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)so sorry...

#### sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)Condolences to her family and friends.

RIP kimi

#### bigwillq

(72,790 posts)I am sorry to hear of this sad news, one_voice.

#### Dont call me Shirley

(10,998 posts)#### rhett o rick

(55,981 posts)#### BlueJazz

(25,348 posts)#### malaise

(266,746 posts)Deepest sympathy to her family and friends

#### magical thyme

(14,881 posts)May her friends and family all find peace. Any animal caretaker is a blessed person...

#### lunamagica

(9,967 posts)#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)Her fiance and sons are in my thoughts.

#### Iggo

(47,439 posts)#### a kennedy

(29,261 posts)RIP kimi

#### mazzarro

(3,450 posts)My sincere condolence to the family and friends.

#### A-Schwarzenegger

(15,596 posts)Makes me think about what might be my last post someday.

#### LoisB

(6,867 posts)#### lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)So sorry to hear we have lost a valued DUer.

#### cwydro

(51,308 posts)#### Laffy Kat

(16,301 posts)#### AgingAmerican

(12,958 posts)due to her passing. Rest in peace and we will keep fighting the good fight!

#### Bossy Monkey

(15,863 posts)#### calimary

(80,155 posts)But I'm glad you shared it. 'Cause we all need to know, and offer prayers and support.

And I hope YOU don't stay away too long, one_voice. You need the comforting too. Remember what Skittles once said - "someone's always here."

Sleep in Peace, kimi.

#### riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)Your OP says so much of how you loved her.

#### SoapBox

(18,791 posts)It's really hard.

I buried my longest friend, my "almost" 94 year old Mom on Friday.

#### herding cats

(19,516 posts)Peace to you and all who loved her.

#### SCVDem

(5,103 posts)#### turbinetree

(24,564 posts)To you and your friend and how she CARED about everything, remember, remember, the DU community and humanity will always have that remembrance for compassion, you feel and what she felt.

#### LiberalEsto

(22,845 posts)

#### bluesbassman

(19,200 posts)kimi was a quality member of DU and she'll be missed. Thanks one_voice for posting the news. Take good care of yourself.

#### Quackers

(2,256 posts)#### MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)#### cyberswede

(26,117 posts)Your tribute is touching. I'm sorry for your loss.

Her final post was to give some kind words to MFM when he was in the hospital.

#### MrMickeysMom

(20,453 posts)We need to be reminded of great people we've "known" here. I am so sorry to hear… heart-felt condolences to kimi's family and friends.

#### Aristus

(65,738 posts)I'm sad that she's gone.

(((((one voice)))))

Don't disappear again, one_voice. I've missed you.

#### femmocrat

(28,394 posts)#### Sissyk

(12,665 posts)I didn't know kimi but she sounds like a great person.

As for you, your presence is missed here. By lots more than just me. Please, reach out to those you care for here to help you get through this. Come back as soon as you can.

#### nolabear

(41,825 posts)#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)Sending along thoughts of strength and peace to you and all who are grieving Barb's death.

(I've made a post in EarlG's thread which announced the "In Memoriam" page, to direct him here so he'll see your sad post and learn about Kimi's death.)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1013&pid=3577

#### MarianJack

(10,237 posts)Please accept my condolences to you and Barbara's family.

PEACE!

#### niyad

(110,955 posts)comfort for you and all her loved ones.

#### Mike Nelson

(9,812 posts)...and peace to her family and friends.

#### vankuria

(898 posts)#### Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)Peace...

#### KMOD

(7,906 posts)I will keep her fiance' and boys in my thoughts.

#### Tree-Hugger

(3,352 posts)#### 840high

(17,196 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(6,532 posts)You & all her loved ones are in my thoughts.

Peace.

#### greatlaurel

(2,004 posts)Thank you for posting this. Please express my condolences to her fiance and her family. I always read her posts. A great person. Their pain must be terrible to have lost such a wonderful person.

#### raven mad

(4,940 posts)Never forgotten.

#### Ramses

(721 posts)Rest in Peace

#### icymist

(15,888 posts)#### gopiscrap

(23,618 posts)#### appalachiablue

(40,871 posts)#### ancianita

(35,532 posts)May peace and good memories abide with you.

#### riqster

(13,986 posts)#### kiva

(4,373 posts)#### Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)Sorry, one_voice.

#### DeSwiss

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#### Darb

(2,807 posts)Thanks

#### bobGandolf

(871 posts)your loss of a great friend, and fellow DU'er. My heart goes out to you, and, her family.

#### Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)May she rest in peace

#### Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)I told her one of my cats was named Kimi.

#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)#### tblue

(16,350 posts)#### myrna minx

(22,772 posts)#### IdaBriggs

(10,559 posts)#### marym625

(17,997 posts)I am sorry I didn't get to know her.

#### SalmonChantedEvening

(31,941 posts)DU keeps losing great souls. Kimi was truly one of them.

#### Unrepentant Fenian

(1,078 posts)#### Kali

(54,947 posts)I am so sorry. I had some PM exchanges with her and she was a fan/friend of MFM's. I see her last DU post was to him as well. Thankyou for letting us know.