Jan 8, 1964 - Jan 26, 2014
Kate passed at her home in Alameda, Calif. She had battled ovarian cancer for 18 months.
Kate was an Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. She attended Whitman College and completed a masters in American Studies from the University of Minnesota
After moving to the Bay Area, Kate began her career with Norcal Mutual Insurance in 1995. She was a member of the claims management team at the time of her death. She married Tom Thompson in 2006.
There was a special place in her heart for the pines, mountains and meadows of central Oregon. She looked forward to her annual vacations in those familiar settings, especially when she could share them with her nephews.
Kate is survived by her husband Tom; parents, David and Nancy Landis; and sister, Karen Landis Blecha (Jamie). She was the proud aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Her memorial will be at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park at 1 PM, Sunday, February 23.