Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sweet Katie

Katie was one of the kindest people I've ever known. She had a servants heart, sweet spirit, and was a true friend. I'm a better person having known her. Katie's love for life has been an inspiration to me countless times, and I will miss her deeply. Our monthly wine date will never quite be the same. Our group of four is now three, but we will toast to Katie. Always. The first Wednesday of every month.

I love you, Katie. Thank you for modeling integrity and grace, and for reminding me to embrace life fully.

From her obituary:
Katie Womack loved life, friends, and family! She had a passion for animals and nature, learning, traveling, and for her alma mater, Oklahoma State University. Katie’s adventures spanned the scope of family vacations to 49 states, backpacking across Europe, relaxing on tropical beaches, and being a faithful traveling fan of Oklahoma State athletics. Katie was such a good friend to many people and her influence on others will live forever. Katie was a new bride and spent the first year of their marriage making their house a home. She loved growing plants from seeds, planting her organic garden, and sharing her new Pioneer Woman recipes. Katie was committed to health and fitness and ran her first marathon last year with David. Katie fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith. She is now watching over her loved ones and rocking her baby in heaven.

Katherine Charlotte Reavis Womack passed away unexpectedly of severe heart complications on August 14, 2011 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

Katie was born September 15, 1981 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Gary and Elodie Reavis. She grew up in Woodward and graduated from Woodward High School in 2000. She graduated from Oklahoma State University summa cum laude in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She would have received her Master’s degree in December. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of Alpha Chi Omega social sorority and many campus organizations. On July 23, 2010 Katie married the love of her life, David Womack, in Cancun, Mexico. During their short marriage they enjoyed more happiness and love than most people do in a lifetime.

1 comment:

Ash said...

Oh no Michal. How sad. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend =( She looks very familiar. Let's talk soon...