IN LOVING MEMORY OF KATHRYN CHASTAIN-TREAT

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Kathryn C. Treat passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 @ 2:20 am (California time).  On Friday, Dec. 19, after having a wonderful time at our virtual Christmas party, in a virtual chat room with her fellow RRBC VIP Lounge members, Kathryn informed us that she was not feeling well and that she was going to leave.  Shortly thereafter, she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and then lapsed into a coma.

Kathryn was an honorary board member of the Rave Reviews Book Club, where she served as Membership Director from Dec. 2013, until September, 2014.  Kathryn is the author of “ALLERGIC TO LIFE:  MY BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL, COURAGE AND HOPE” .  She inspired and encouraged many with this book so if you have not had the pleasure of reading it, please head to Amazon and get your copy.  

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TAKE A LOOK AT HER AWESOME BOOK TRAILER

Kathryn was a dedicated member of RRBC until her passing and she was one of the most supportive members we had…not just to one, but to all.  Kathryn leaves to mourn her husband, her mother, her two daughters, a son-in-law and three grand-kids (who she adored more than life), as well as her entire RRBC family.

Let us remember Kathryn and honor her memory by always being kind to one another and by always offering our support to another.  It’s what she did.  It’s how she lived.  It’s who she was.  If Kathryn touched your life in anyway, please share your memories and comments below.

Kathryn Chastain Treat…. “GONE TOO SOON”

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{Kathryn mailed this to me on 12/4/14.  It’s hanging over my desk}

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{This was my Christmas present from Kathryn.  It’s also hanging over my desk. She made this and at the bottom, there is a label that reads:  “Made with Love by Kathryn Treat.”}

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{I will try to share as many memories of Kathryn here as I can.  Here’s her handwriting.  You know we can learn a lot about someone from their handwriting, and because we never get to touch the hands of these “friends,” this just brings them a little closer to us
This is my XMas card this yr. she sent to me.  Very personal.  Thank goodness I save “little” things that typically always turn out to be “big” things}

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  1. It’s that time again Kathryn, when we toast your memory. Continue to rest in the Lord.

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    1. Amen, Joy – she’ll always be remembered.🙂

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  2. Kathryn’s book, Allergic to Life changes lives – if you haven’t read it yet, please do give it a go as it’s not just relevant to people with allergies, but does say a lot about how to survive the trials life throws your way and how a good mental attitude can sustain you through the worst of news or experiences.
    Have re-blogged and tweeted as this is such an important read!😀

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    1. Jan, how come your post is dated April 22, while today is 21, are you a whole day ahead of us?🙂

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      1. Ooo! This just appeared in July! LOL – Joy, I think I must have been up very late that night… Usually I’m about 5 hours ahead of east coast USA😉

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  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    What stood out to me before I really got up close and personal with Kathryn was seeing her book title on twitter. Having had my own health issues I was compelled to purchase a paperback copy of it and then I called her once I had read it. It was unbelievable! amzn.to/1RvhUrW. All this just before RRBC was born!

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  4. I whish I could have known here

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  5. Dear Kathryn, I promise to never forget you. In my old age and mind, which will both, one day be upon me, I keep those special remembrances of you in full sight.

    To everyone who visits this page to learn more about Kathryn, please, never leave without sharing it on social media. Keep her memory alive, never let it die.

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  6. The one-year anniversary is approaching. On that day I will run the post I wrote when Kathy’s daughter told me that her mother had passed suddenly. Blessings, Jennie

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    1. That’s beautiful, Jennie. She will absolutely be smiling at us on that day!

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  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Kathryn a void is here where you used to be. You were all over the place and that is why it is so hard to forget you. Your spirit still lingers. Love you.

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  8. I couldn’t let the day pass without a special tribute to our dear, Kathryn! Please join us there! http://wp.me/p3sUCq-3jb

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  9. I find it hard to believe it’s already been a year. I do miss her.

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    1. AMEN!!!!! WE ARE MOVING– & KATHRYN MADE ME AN APRON– & IT WAS ONE OF THE LAST THINGS I PACKED– & IT WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I HANG WHEN WE GET TO OUR NEW HOME— I MISS THAT MCS SISTER EVER SINGLE DAY!!!!!

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      1. Sarah Treat-Wass

        I am so glad to hear that my mom lives on and continues to bring joy to people even after her passing. She was the most amazing person I have ever known.

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      2. SARAH– BLESSINGS TO YOU — YOUR MOTHER’S APRON SHE MADE IS HANGING IN MY NEW MCS SAFE HOME- & HER BOOK IS ON MY BOOK SHELF– & ONE OF HER NOTES TO ME IS ON MY OFFICE WALL!!!!! HUGS TO THE PRECIOUS DAUGHTER OF MY MCS SISTER KATHRYN!!!

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  10. Kathryn, I met you you “On the Shelf’ with Nonnie and was happy to meet someone I felt could be a friend. You were gone so quickly after that, but as I read your book and lived your trials with you, I was more moved than I have been in a long time. I cried buckets reading it, for what you suffered so staunchly, with such bravery and also for the friendship lost before it was enjoyed. You remain in my thoughts and in my heart and when I am feeling like I cannot go on, I think of you and push forward. Your propensity for helping others while here with us goes on forever through the words, love and feelings emanating from your book.

    Micki Peluso

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    1. Micki, this would absolutely have Kathryn in stitches, laughing…but she would never be one that I’d have to “accidentally” bump from my shelf. Kathryn always said the right things! LOL.

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  11. I came to RRBC too late and I didn’t know Kathryn but from all I’ve heard about her, she was a great person and friend to all RRBC Members. May she live on in your memories and in your hearts for as long as you live. I have dedicated at least one day a week to promoting her book, Allergic to Life to keep her name and the title of her book out there for others to see.

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    1. Kim, that is so very kind of you! Thank you!

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  12. Now I belatedly know Kathryn better,I’m sure she would be really happy that she’s remembered on these pages with such affection and respect. Also that her inspiration and kindness is commemorated by our members with the Kathryn C. Treat Book Giveaway, which is such a great way to recognise people’s contributions and efforts to support other authors.
    Here’s to you Kathryn – we’ll never forget your being here with us for too short a time🙂

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  13. Oh when the saints, go marching on… Kathryn so you go a marching with the saints. May your soul keep marching on.🙂

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  14. On this Kathryn Treat day, we pause to think about what a good friend and gentle mentor Kathryn was to all of us who had the pleasure to meet and know her.

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  15. From Kathryn’s story, I just know her as a long suffering and patient woman, loved dearly by her family and friends. May her gentle Soul continue to rest in perfect peace.

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  16. Java Davis, author | Reply

    her book has been in the back of my mind for a long time. finally snagged it today. sorry i never had any interaction with this woman who appears to have been a great one.

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  17. I’ve only just joined RRBC. And did not have the pleasure of knowing this lovely lady. But my sympathies go out to her family at this distressing time.
    Jean.

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  18. Oh my goodness… I’ve only just seen this about Kathryn. I’m shocked and incredibly saddened. What a lovely lady she was. It’s clear she is going to be missed tremendously😦

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  19. I’m sad to say this is the first I’ve heard about this. I knew Kathryn through one of my blogs and hadn’t gotten to know her as personally as others. As a writer who was still finding my way, Kathryn was very kind and supportive. And while I had noticed a lack of posts from her recently, I had simply chalked it up to the holidays followed by working on one of her own books.

    This comes as a painful shock to me. She had a wonderful heart and was endlessly supportive. Farewell Kathryn, you will be so greatly missed by so many. Rest in peace. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you for the loving and kind words about my mother. She was a beautiful person, inside and out and was always the first to offer her support or help. She is deeply missed.

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  20. From the tributes I’ve seen here, Kathryn was obviously much loved. Prayers to her family and friends.

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  21. On Thursday 01/08, we honored mom in a memorial service at the Firsty Assembly of God church in Merced. The service and reception were beautiful and so many friends and family came out to honor her. We were especially happy to read a tribute from Nonnie Jules and other “virtual” friends at the service.

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  22. […] was an honorary board member of the Rave Reviews Book Club, where she served as Membership Director from Dec. 2013, until October, 2014. Kathryn is the author […]

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  23. I am so thankful that my mother was able to be a part of such a supportive, positive and caring community. After reading all of the posts, I can tell that she made such an impact on so many of you. RRBC was a wonderful outlet for my mom. She constantly would talk about the amazing people she was interacting with and all of the new books she was reading. I am grateful that she had the opportunity to be a part of something so special,

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  24. Nonnie, your tribute made me cry. Things I knew and things I learned by reading your tribute brought her home closer to me and to my heart. Thank you for your words. I miss her presence.

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  25. […] have erected a memorial page on the Rave Reviews Book Club site that will remain.  Please stop by to leave your comments and […]

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  26. I never knew Kathryn, but a post of a eulogy for her by Nonnie Jules on Nicholas C. Rossis’ site (http://nicholasrossis.me/2015/01/08/in-memoriam-kathryn-c-treat/) caught my attention. Kathryn sounds like a lovely woman, and her passing will be a great loss to her family, friends, and the Indie writers’ community. To her family and friends, I offer my deepest condolences. To those in the Indie community, I would extend the challenge to keep her spirit alive by helping at least one Indie author whom you don’t already know by offering encouragement, writing a review, or sharing the knowledge you have amassed by publishing your own book.

    @Nonnie, thank you for honouring Kathryn’s memory. I would probably not have discovered this wonderful website had it not been for your eulogy posted by Nicholas C. Rossis, and I will continue to visit and explore it. The work Kathryn did to support Indie authors will continue by those who had the privilege of knowing her, and by those who, like myself, are hearing of her for the first time. Acts of kindness such as hers have a ripple effect, and I suspect that the ripples she caused in the Indie community will continue for some time to come.

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    1. Hi, Connie! Thank you so much for stopping by. My apologies, as I am seeing this post for the very first time as I visit our dear friend’s page on her anniversary. We will do all that we can to ensure that the world knows of KATHRYN C. TREAT. She deserves no less. To those who “knew” her and to those who are learning of her after her passing, life is made so much better because of her. #PassItAlong

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  27. Goodbye, my friend. Today I am at peace because I know you are home, in your final resting place, with your fathers. Here is my eulogy to Kathryn… http://wp.me/p3sUCq-3gp

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  28. Rest in perfect peace Kathryn. May the Good Lord receive you in His bosom where all the pains will be no more.

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  29. she will be remembered

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  30. On behalf of my family, I wanted to thank Nonnie for this moving tribute and thank all of you for your beautiful words and support.

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    1. harmonykentonline | Reply

      Thank you, Laura. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you all. It truly was a pleasure to have met and worked with Kathryn.❤

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    2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

      Laura this is the legacy your mother left us. She was such a supportive person. Everybody here practically had some interaction with Kathryn including me. After I read her story I just had to get in touch with her personally as I could relate to some of her issues. I have to admit that I didn’t get how really serious it was because she always seem to bounce back. She was a fighter and we all loved her. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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    3. You mother’s light shines on Laura – even with those of us who didn’t know her very well at all as her life’s journey inspired and touched us all deeply and her actions were always so unfailingly kind and generous. She was a wonderful and extraordinary person so thank YOU and your family for continuing to share her with us in celebrating her and her work.

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    4. God bless you and your family, Laura.

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  31. In memory of my dear friend, Kathryn Chastain Treat:
    Kathryn, I miss you. Your unfailing friendship, support and encouragement to me and your message of courage, caring and determination in ALLERGIC TO LIFE continue to bless me and so many others. You are loved and missed. ~ Bette A. Stevens

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  32. Shocking to know. RIP Kathryn.

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  33. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Rest in Peace Kathryn. The suffering is over.

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  34. Honestly, I can hardly believe I’m writing this. Kathryn was one of those people who inspire others just in the way she communicates. There was never a time I had a question that she didn’t instantly respond and try to help. I thought a lot about how difficult her life has been, and yet how valiantly she soldiered on without an apparent shred of victim consciousness. I’m sure she was low at times, but still managed to forge a new world. Encouraging also were her family members who accommodated Kathryn’s new world instead of alienating her. She will remain for me an inspiration as an author and an enlightened human in a sleeping world. Much love to all her beloved survivors, and thanks for sharing her with us for this short time.

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  35. i was just looking at her site/book, Allergic To Life, recently. Sending prayers for her family and friends. Rest In Peace!😦

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