Posts by jfroustet

In Memory of Kathleen Ann DeBoer

Kathleen Ann DeBoer, 66, passed away December 9, 2021, peacefully in her sleep, surrounded by her family and dogs, following a three-year battle with lung cancer. Kathy, as she was known to everyone, was born on June 28, 1955. She grew up in Connecticut and Florida with her mother, father and two brothers. After college at Harvard, she lived in New York City, Connecticut and Washington DC, before retiring in 2015 to Arizona, where her family had owned a home for many years.

Kathy wishes everyone a fond farewell. She had an amazing life, as she saw it more wonderful a life than anyone deserves, and she felt it would be selfish to ask for anything more. She is survived by her husband, Wei Wang; her son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Laurel Ringston; her wonderful German Shepherd, Gustavia “Gussie”; her first husband and mother-in-law, Christopher and Patricia Ringston; her brother and his daughter, Bruce DeBoer and Cassidy; her brother, Sam DeBoer; and Lena Black, her sister-in-law of the Navajo Nation.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 2022, at 4pm at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tucson, AZ. It will also be broadcast and available for later viewing. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choosing that supports those less fortunate.


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2018 event – Do not post or delete – 2018 Design Awards & Holiday Party

Join us on Monday, December 3rd, for the Washington Publishers holiday party to celebrate the winners of the 33rd Annual Book Design and Effectiveness Competition! Take a moment to celebrate another year of excellence in book and publication design, connect with other WP members, and enjoy delicious food and drink from Busboys and Poets.

Monday, December 3, 2018
Reception at 6pm
Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street NW
(across the street from the previous Mt. Vernon Square location)
You can RSVP and purchase tickets here

Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to this festive holiday gathering—admission is only $15—just include the names of your guests when you RSVP.

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