ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Kalia Pettenuzzo 61 years old , born on August 14, 1950 and passed away on November 2, 2011. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Windy Elliott on August 14, 2020
I will love you forever
Posted by Pele Jenkins on August 14, 2020
Happy Birthday Tutu! Thank you for taking my mother and I in and giving us all your love when we needed it, giving me the experiences of a lifetime living on an island, the views of the pacific will forever be in my memories. I miss your oily scents and rye bread, the blueberry muffins at your work, our trips to Red Robin for their Teriyaki burger, you’re the reason that’s my favorite restaurant. I’ll miss our adventures (who else gets lost and ends up in Canada?) you taught me that the journey is the most important part of life no matter the destination. I can’t wait to hear that contagious laugh of yours again, we’ll have a luau that never ends that’s a promise. I love you and miss you so much Happy Birthday Tutu 
Posted by Erika Simonton on August 14, 2020
Happy Heavenly birthday you truly are missed! We love you and thank you for the blessings you gave us in this life! Much love and light, Erika
Posted by Chandra Imel on August 14, 2020
I can't believe it would have been 70 today! Didn't we just celebrate your 61st, your last birthday in this realm, by going to the Santa Fe Opera?
   I had suggested it weeks earlier and you said you wanted to go so I got tickets for the family. Nana, Lizzie, and RJ was able to hop over from Phoenix to join.
   The first time you took RJ and I to the Santa Fe Opera house it was in 1985 for The Magic Flute. You wanted to expose us to culture like your mom had done for you. Nana was a classically trained opera singer in her youth and she signed you up to be a volunteer usher at the San Francisco Opera when you were a teenager.
   Before the production, a showcase of various scenes from several operas, we went to Red Lobster for a birthday dinner and especially for those rolls you had been craving. We saw a gorgeous sunset behind the stage, one of the best and most famous attributes of that venue. Apparently you agreed because not long into the production, you leaned over and whispered, "I just remembered, I don't really like opera."
   We giggled and left a little early.
   I miss you always and love you eternally, Mom.
Posted by Arjuna Imel on August 14, 2017
Happy Birthday, Mom! I am thinking of you on your special day! I love and miss you very much, RJ
Posted by Chandra Imel Griguhn on November 3, 2015
The legacy of your love and light remain strong, beautiful mama. I miss you.
Posted by Jude Vickers on November 2, 2015
Another yr. Goes by but you remain in my heart. Bless you and watch over us here below.
Jude and family
Posted by Char Comstock on May 2, 2014
Kalia, You are never far from me in thoughts. I treasure the friendship we had and miss you always. You STILL bring a smile to my face and lighten my heart! Thank you!  Char
Posted by Jude Vickers on August 14, 2013
Miss you again , Kalia, but you are the Angel on my shoulder. I still keep your voice recorded on my phone so I hear you sweet smiling voice a lot. You will always be with me, esp when I go to tropical places and hear this song of Over the Rainbow. We are sisters forever in Spirit. Love ya, Girl,
Posted by Chandra Imel on August 14, 2012
Today would have been your 62nd Birthday, Mom. I miss you so much and it's still difficult learning to live without your smile, and your voice. I am launching this website today in honor of your memory, where your friends and family may share stories, pictures, love, tears and laughter. Aloha Nui Loa, Mom, Tutu, daughter, sister and friend.
Posted by Jude Vickers on August 14, 2012
happy birthday, Kalia!! You would not want me to be sad but I am sad for us today that we do not have your smile and happy Aloha voice to greet us as I would have called u today...but I am sending up a big Aloha to you as you soar above the skies spreading your sunshine and watching over us all...please protect us here below... you are forever in my heart.... be at peace, Jude

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Posted by Windy Elliott on August 14, 2020
I will love you forever
Posted by Pele Jenkins on August 14, 2020
Happy Birthday Tutu! Thank you for taking my mother and I in and giving us all your love when we needed it, giving me the experiences of a lifetime living on an island, the views of the pacific will forever be in my memories. I miss your oily scents and rye bread, the blueberry muffins at your work, our trips to Red Robin for their Teriyaki burger, you’re the reason that’s my favorite restaurant. I’ll miss our adventures (who else gets lost and ends up in Canada?) you taught me that the journey is the most important part of life no matter the destination. I can’t wait to hear that contagious laugh of yours again, we’ll have a luau that never ends that’s a promise. I love you and miss you so much Happy Birthday Tutu 
Posted by Erika Simonton on August 14, 2020
Happy Heavenly birthday you truly are missed! We love you and thank you for the blessings you gave us in this life! Much love and light, Erika
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ODE TO GATHERING by Kalia

Shared by Arjuna Imel on August 16, 2012

“Faces I have grown to love

Voices so dear

Early morning light dancing in to our room

Illuminating our Souls

 

Voices so dear

Kindred spirits on the Quest for the Holy Grail

Illuminating our souls

This gift of gathering

 

Kindred sprits on the quest for the holy grail

Voices blending into a joyous chorus

This gift of gathering

Where teachers and students become one

 

Voices blending into a joyous chorus

Singing a hymn of praise

The breath uniting the body, mind and spirit

Trusting our own inner voice

 

Yes, singing a hymn of praise

The breath uniting the body, mind and spirit

Motion becomes its own delight

As silence signs the hymn

On the faces I have grown to love…….”

Shared by Arjuna Imel on August 16, 2012

Death is nothing at all

I have only slipped away into the next room

I am I and you are you

Whatever we were to each other, That we are still

Call me by my old familiar name

Speak to me in the easy way you always used

Put no difference into your tone

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow

Laugh as we always laughed, At the little jokes we always enjoyed together

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was

Let it be spoken without effort, Without the ghost of a shadow in it

Life means all that it ever meant

It is the same as it ever was

There is absolute unbroken continuity

What is death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind, Because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you for an interval

Somewhere very near,  Just around the corner, 

All is well.

Nothing is past; nothing is lost

One brief moment and all will be as it was before 

How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

       Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral

Ashes in Jemez

Shared by Chandra Imel on August 14, 2012

     Just as you requested, Mom, we spread half of your ashes in a beautiful stream in the Jemez. It was the last place we went together before you had to go to the ICU that last time, remember?  It was a beautiful fall day, the leaves were turning, the Aspen's were gold, the sky was full of sun and a cloudless blue.  When we took your ashes there it was sunny and beautiful, just like the day we found it together.
     Arjuna and Rachel were there with little Finley and Noah, as well as Lizzie and Andy.  Noah delighted in putting "Tutu's special dirt" in the stream over and over again, accidentally sending some on the wind, all over his coat, and into my face as I was standing behind him.  "Oh no, I have Mom in my eye," I laughed and cried at the same time.  You would have laughed hysterically (maybe you were) at this one silly moment amongst the reverence and remembrance of the rest of the occassion.