Obituary Goes Viral: If Only We Could Look at Life This Way...

Jane Catherine Lotter, who passed a few weeks ago, took a courageous final move to pen her own obituary

If you had the opportunity to write your closing story, would you? Jane Catherine Lotter, renowned Seattle columnist and novelist, penned her own obituary for The Seattle Times before she passed away on July 18th. 

Lotter, who died of endometrial cancer at the age of 60, leaves behind her husband and two grown children. 

Her self-written narrative is a heartbreaking yet poignant reminder of what kind of woman she was, and the legacy she'll leave behind.

"I met Bob Marts at the Central Tavern in Pioneer Square on November 22, 1975, which was the luckiest night of my life. We were married on April 7, 1984. Bobby M, I love you up to the sky. Thank you for all the laughter and the love, and for standing by me at the end. Tessa and Riley, I love you so much, and I'm so proud of you. I wish you such good things. May you, every day, connect with the brilliancy of your own spirit. And may you always remember that obstacles in the path are not obstacles, they ARE the path...

My beloved Bob, Tessa, and Riley. My beloved friends and family. How precious you all have been to me. Knowing and loving each one of you was the success story of my life. Metaphorically speaking, we will meet again, joyfully, on the other side."

Read the full obituary here.

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