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Paula Pierce

Kate Fackelman

December 11, 1940 - July 14, 2020

I've created a memorial page to celebrate the life of my Mom, Kate. Collecting your stories and memories here is something she would love and will help bring a smile to Dad and myself. We will not be arranging any memorial services soon due to these challenging times but look forward to hearing from everyone here.

Kate Fackelman lived for an adventure.  She grew up riding horses with her Dad, Martin Paul Catherwood in Ithaca, NY. Kate attended the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT and Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.Horses connected her to the love of her life, Bud Fackelman, and they were married in 1964.  One year out of veterinary school for Bud and a year into marriage for both, Bud and Kate headed for Nigeria to assist in founding the...  see more
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  • Nancy Musser
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  • Nancy Musser
    We were so saddened to hear the news of your dear mother’s passing. She had been a valued member of our family for 56 years and was admired by all. Her love of animals, adventurous spirit, intelligence, and wry sense of humor made her & Bud a perfect...  more
  • Nancy Musser
    Kate blessed our lives with her sharp wit, quick sense of humor and her sweet smile. Her love and care of animals showed us her softer side. She was a positive role model for all young women with her "can do" attitude and adventurous spirit. ...  more
  • Paula Pierce