The community is invited to attend a funeral for Kathie Johnson at 10:30 a.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church in Craig.
Johnson, a Craig Community Service Officer, died Oct. 14 in Glenwood Springs.
Her family requests donations be made in Kathie's name to the Humane Society of Moffat County in lieu of flowers. It is the family's belief that Kathie would have been proud to contribute to the welfare of local animals in this way.
Ann Anderson, vice president of the Humane Society of Moffat County, spoke highly of Johnson.
"Kathie Johnson was very dedicated to the Humane Society," Anderson said in a news release. "Every week she would take pictures of the shelter animals and write up descriptions for the newspaper's 'Pet Page.'
"She helped with testing the dogs, transferring animals to other shelters and fostering kittens. She also did hours of research to gather information on building a new shelter for our town and was a staunch supporter of it. Kathie loved those animals. She was a strong person with a very tender heart.
"Not only do we miss Kathie for her hard work and dedication, but for her true love of the ones with no voice."
Volunteers needed for dinner
Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to help with its first Thanksgiving Community Dinner, which will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 at St. Michael Catholic Church.
IC is looking for donations of cooked food from turkey and stuffing to desserts and drinks. They also are looking for servers and people to help set up and clean up.
If interested, call Tatiana Achcar at 871-4599 or Eveline Bacon at 824-6424, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humane Society offers clinic
The Humane Society of Moffat County, in cooperation with two local veterinarians, is offering a low cost spay/neuter clinic.
The cost is $30 per animal and that includes vaccinations if they are needed, and the Humane Society will pay the remainder of the surgery cost.