Kathleen "Kate" Marie Lindeman passed away on February 9. Born in Stockton to Ray and Mable Lindeman, Kate grew up on a ranch in Stockton. She graduated from Stagg High in 1962 and then attended UC Berkeley where she fully embraced the Hippie Era of the '60s.
Though she didn't get a degree at Berkeley, she took many continuing education classes to explore her personal interests and later attended: San Joaquin Delta College, where she received her AA in 1990; the University of Arizona; and Cal State, Sacramento where she received her Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and her MA in English in 1996, as well as acclaim for her short stories.
Kate had a passion for the arts and was quite accomplished as a piano player, an artist, a fashionista, a poet and a writer. She worked a variety of jobs – a graphic artist, a real estate broker, a bartender, an office manager, a personal secretary, an administrative assistant – and as the Education Coordinator for Community Health Education for St. Joseph's Medical Center. Kate is survived by many cousins as well as lifelong friends. The family will hold a private celebration of her life, and per her wish, her ashes will be scattered in the Arizona desert.
Kate's wicked sense of humor was stolen from her by Alzheimer's disease. The family thanks Somerford Place of Stockton for the care she received. Remember Kate with a donation to: Alzheimer's Association
1455 Response Rd., Ste.190, Sacramento CA 95815, Stockton Walk to End Alzheimer's, Team Somerford Place.