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Heidi Sommer VavRosky Obituary
Heidi Sommer VavRosky

Sadly, we announce the death of Heidi Sommer VavRosky, beloved wife of Chris and mother of Ella. Born in Los Angeles, CA on December 21, 1968 she passed away on February 25, 2014 due to cancer.

Heidi attended UCLA and USC and received her PhD in public policy at UC Berkeley. She championed many nonprofits and causes throughout her life. A world traveler, it was at Samye Monastery in Tibet that Heidi met the love of her life, Chris VavRosky. The two married in 2005 and they had a daughter, Ella Samye VavRosky, in 2009. As bold and fierce as she was empathetic and compassionate, Heidi made a memorable impression on everyone lucky enough to know her.

In addition to her husband and daughter, Heidi is survived by her mother, Theresa Sommer; her sister Karen Sommer; and her brother, Ronald Sommer. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Ella's education fund (http://shar.es/FKE7q), www.1in6.org, or www.bcaction.org.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2014
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