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Jeff Bachman

Kathy Bachman

August 25, 1952 - May 03, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Kathy Bachman. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Our beloved wife and mother Kathy Bachman passed peacefully May 3.  Our loss is immeasurable, but we take comfort in the joy she brought us, the love she gave us and in remembering a life well lived.  Her strong mind and spirit were unfortunately not matched by a strong body. While she suffered from poor health for most of her adult life, she refused to let it limit her.  In the end it refused to let her carry on.  Kathy dedicated her...  see more
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  • Prairie
    I’m so deeply saddened by this news. I very much enjoyed her company when we would have our booths near each other. We met at a time I was facing my own health challenges and her openness with her own helped me face mine without fear and with a...  more
  • Susan Waltz
    I'm so sorry to hear this news, Jeff. I didn't know Kathy well, but I know that you have been devoted to her and your family. My heart goes out to you all.
  • Harold Lasley
    It is with deep respect and admiration that we mark the passing of Kathy Bachmann. As a part of her church community for many years, we were inspired by her service to the cause of human dignity and freedom in her work with Amnesty International. She...  more
  • Paul OBrien
  • alireza azizi
    Dear Jeff,
    I was shocked and sadden by the news of Kathy’s passing. She was a dear friend and colleague when we were both on the AIUSA board. She was always kind and caring on her human rights work and just as a friend. Many fun memories, especially...  more
  • Frances Stanfield
  • Elise Auerbach
    I was so sorry to learn this sad news. I commend both Kathy and Jeff for their exemplary service to Amnesty International. I know the incredible amount of work they both did to promote human rights. It is a great loss, for the family of course and also...  more
  • Chip Pitts
    I had the honor and privilege of serving on the Amnesty USA board with Kathy many years ago, and to work closely with her on a variety of issues. It's hard to believe time has passed so quickly and she is gone from this world though living on in her work...  more
  • Pietro Antonioli
    My hugs and condolences, Jeff, to you and your family. I'm really saddened by this loss. Kathy was one of the first persons I worked with in Amnesty at international level, and we worked very closely in 2001-2003 with Kathy staying also so kindly in...  more
  • Carla  Nilsen
  • Maqsood Khan
    We are in such a shock coming to know that our dear friend Kathy is no longer here with us. We met on a cruise in Egypt and quickly my kids got very attached to Kathy and Jeff. They were so excited when they visited here in Milwaukee and we talk to...  more
  • Linda Flanders Estep
    • Linda Flanders Estep
      Linda Flanders Estep Deepest sympathies to you Jeff and her girls and their families. Kathy was my cousin and I have many memories of her growing up, family fun times. Her father was my Dad Thomas's brother. I was deeply sorry to hear of her passing.
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      • May 5, 2022
    • Linda Flanders Estep
      Helgi Helgason i am sitting at the kitchen table, with tears running for a woman i never got to know: spending brief moments a lifetime ago with you jeff, listening to your stories of kathy, burning activism, and a shop of soap out west in the usa are bright, happy...  more
      • May 6, 2022