Katherine Rachelle "Kate" Vaudrey A visitation, "The Life Exhibit of Kate Vaudrey," will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Willow Creek Community Church, 67 E. Algonquin Road, South Barrington. Her memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, also at Willow Creek Community Church. Katherine "Kate" Rachelle Vaudrey, 19, treasured daughter of Scott R. and September L. Vaudrey, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2008, as a result of a ruptured brain aneurism which led to a car accident. Kate was born on Feb. 4, 1989, in Spokane, Wash. Kate was passionate about pointing people to Jesus, and she loved the small group of junior high girls whom she mentored during high school. Kate graduated from Fremd High School in 2007, where she was an award-winning artist. She continued her artistic passions at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., and had just completed her freshman year as a studio art major. Kate packed more joy into her 19 years than most adults pack into a lifetime. She lived life without abandon and loved her family, her boyfriend, Dan Maring, and her friends with great passion. But her deepest love was Jesus, and she fervently sought to reflect Him in every circumstance and relationship. She found beauty in the grins of children, the wrinkles of old people and even in the pain of life. The agony of losing her in no way diminishes the privilege of loving her. She is survived by her parents, Scott R. and September L. Vaudrey of Inverness; siblings, Matthew Scott (Andrea Gerali) Vaudrey of Azusa, Bethany Paige, Samuel Robert and September Michelle Vaudrey; maternal grandparents, Gregory A. and Freida L. Voss of Kent, Wash.; paternal grandparents, Robert and Janice Vaudrey of Liberty Lake, Wash.; uncles, Gregory A. Voss Jr., Russell (Jody) Vaudrey, Tamaren and Clay Daly; many cousins; and a myriad of loving family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997, www.compassion.com
. Please put ID-408-0058 in the memo line. Any monies donated will help continue the sponsorship of Kate's Compassion child, Anjelin Wakerkwa from Indonesia. Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, Palatine, 847-358-7411.