Portland OR — Heather Grinager, aka Anjika, passed away suddenly on September 21 in Portland, Oregon.
Anjika was born and raised in Peterborough, New Hampshire on January 7, 1970 to George Walsh and Ruth Mutch. She was in the 1988 graduating class of Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire. She earned an Associate in Science degree in Digital Publishing (Honorable Mention) in 2014 at Cabrillo College. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Design from California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in 2017 led her to become a management consultant with the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at CSUMB as well as a partner in Ascend Business Design and Development.
She has traveled many times in her life to countries such as Ireland, The Netherlands, Indonesia and made friends throughout her journeys. Friends have acknowledged that among other attributes she was a fearless adventurer, seeking out exhilarating beauty, poetic romance, deep bright warm love. Somehow her bubbly wit and her focused pool gaze worked together without clash.
Her friends are devastated by this sudden loss of the most amazing soul who meant so much to so many. She was so kind and just an awesome person. A beautiful woman with so much possibility. A hip mama. One friend remembers her as a teenager in overalls and high top sneakers, listening to music at The Folkway and sharing dreams about the future. Another friend always loved her beautiful wild spirit, strong will, amazing style, epic pool skills and one-of-a-kind red boots. She will be missed but her memory will live on forever.
She is survived by her sons Gideon Walsh and Niko Grinager of Santa Cruz, California and her mom Ruth Mutch of Portland, Oregon. Remembering Anjika is her niece Morgan Walsh of Houston, Texas, and her cousins Beth Lawson and Bill Paulas and Aunt Dianne Miller of Cape Cod. A memorial service will take place early next year in Santa Cruz, California.
Published by Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on Dec. 2, 2021.