Kathleen Noorunisa Frederick
  • Place of birth:
    Meriden, Connecticut, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 3, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Novato, California, United States
And we are put on Earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love...William Blake

Faith . . .

Quiet strength . . .

Graciousness and aesthetic refinement . . .

Generosity of heart and spirit . . .

Talent used for the benefit of others . .

A lovely and heartfelt memorial service was held in the home of Laurie Steese in San Rafael June 14. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in a family memorial service in Southern California, and you can share memories here and at  Donations may be sent to Hospice by the Bay,

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Elianne Obadia on 4th June 2017

"Remembering my sweet, beloved friend . . . memories of her have been particularly strong these past couple of weeks. I have kept a tiny piece of paper that I cut out from an envelope containing one of her lovely notes to me in it (oh, that handwriting!). On the envelope she had drawn and delicately colored a most unusual rose, and I couldn't bear to toss it away. Ever since, that little rose has reminded me of Noorunisa's talents, her sensitivity to color and form and beauty, not only in what she created in physical form but also in her movements, her singing, her heart of great love. Other items of hers grace my space and bring her to mind frequently.

I am grateful for each one, especially those I can wear because I can feel her in a very special way through her clothing. I also feel much appreciation for her friends, some of whom I met for the first time during her illness. Bless you all once again for BEING THERE for Noorunisa in all the unique and important ways that you were.

I can't help but wonder what kinds of new adventures our friend is having, free from a body of pain and continuing to evolve in the Spirit, loved and nurtured and grown by Christ whom she loved with all her heart and grew so close to at the end of this earthly life. You would have so many tales to tell us, wouldn't you, dear . . . if only you could. But there will come a time . . . Enjoy every bit of it until we meet again, radiant one. Love, Your Elianne"

This tribute was added by Patricia Hartigan Bloom on 3rd June 2016

"Dear Noorunisa,

Remembering you and saying hello on this 2nd anniversary of your leaving this Earth. I see you are busy with your spiritual work on the other side. We have a Mother Mary group meeting with Joanna next Saturday, June 11th and will remember you. If you are free to join us... please do. Perhaps send us a message.   Love, Patricia"

This tribute was added by Patricia Hartigan Bloom on 13th June 2015

"Dear Noorunisa,

One Earth year has passed since you physically left the Earth plane (June 3). This morning in our monthly Mother Mary meditation group we gratefully felt your presence and inclusion in our prayers in the spiritual rose garden. Thank you for making your presence felt. With love, Patricia"

This tribute was added by Anila Manning on 22nd June 2014

"This lovely song from Peter Makena's album Enchanted feels appropriate! Always loving you, dear one.

By the River

I meet you down by the river in the garden where you live
You’ve been coming here more and more over the years
And made this the sanctuary of your secret joys and tears
A place where the Great Spirit abides
A garden where love resides…

The last time I saw you, you were so fragile, so radiant, and so clear.
While your body was in agony your heart felt amazingly near.
Your eyes sparkled with delight,
So much joy was present—you were dancing inside
In the garden where you live
In the place where the Great Spirit abides, a garden where love resides.

I meet you by the river
I don’t mean when or if
I meet you in the garden
I meet you where you live
On the edge of time and this is where we meet
We meet you in the garden where you live.

I meet you like we’ve always met, in the love that is between us,
Not a moment away from here,
In gratitude and wonder in the dark blue flame that is burning in our hearts
Not a moment away from Now, Now, Now, Now!
I meet you by the river—I meet you in the rhythm of my heart."

This tribute was added by Rob Crickett on 8th June 2014

"It is so lovely to know that you are in Christ's heaven, dear Kathleen. The uncertainty of your last few days had no influence on your life of precious days; and it was profoundly rich to see the Spirit of the Father within you exert full faith in you and practice a magnificent command over the transition of your life from the earth to the mansions of Christ. You live on, dear woman, as shall we; and I look forward to seeing you in the age to come in heaven where we will both continue to praise the very living God. You are loved on earth as in heaven, and deeply appreciated for the example of faith and blessed love you exhibited among us. Enjoy dear Kathleen!"

This tribute was added by Joanna Forrester on 7th June 2014

"For more than eleven years Noorunisa joined monthly in a Mother Mary meditation group. This morning 5 of us joined in meditation to send our love and support to Noorunisa on her journey. Here is the beautiful vision that emerged:

Mother Mary encircled Noorunisa in her blue mantle of Love and filled the mantle with roses reminiscent of her vision to Juan Diego in Guadalupe, Mexico so many years ago. Noorunisa smiled and waved to us as Mother Mary's mantle functioned as a canoe or kayak and Noorunisa sailed forth on the River of Life.

Thank you, dear one for your Love and Light, for your dedication to your spiritual life, for your faithfulness. Your journey continues , , ,"

This tribute was added by michael carabetta on 6th June 2014

"Dear Fredericks,
I offer you my condolences. I didn't know Kathleen lived in Marin County, as I do. I wish I had known. It is not often that I come across news of someone from the town I grew up in. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I trust all of you are well. Yours sincerely, Michael"

This tribute was added by Norma Zamit on 6th June 2014

"Noorunsia and I ebbed and flowed in and out of each other’s life over a 20 year span.  She was a seeker of life’s truth as am I,  so we had deep conversations that satisfied our souls like nothing else can do.  These memories will always be appreciated and cherished.  She loved butterflies.
They are symbolic of transformation.  I feel her life was one of transformation.  She over came many obstacles.  She never lost her faith in Jesus or the Divine Creator, which sustained her during
her pain and suffering.  In the end,  she learned to open up to receiving.  We discussed this topic at various times and how important it is to be able to receive.  As I watched her grow while in pain and suffering I learned how true our shared words were. A blessed lesson indeed.  She came, she lived, she experienced life, she left.  Her sparks of light will be remembered by me.."

This tribute was added by celita rodas on 6th June 2014

"katlyn you are happy, you finished the race here, rest in peace in the arms of the Lord, we miss you but we will be there with you someday I love you!  Celita & Marcos"

This tribute was added by Elianne Obadia on 4th June 2014

"Blessed friend, you left us on wings of angels, headed for the place where you knew God waited for you. At peace, free to dance again. The memory of your final smile as we parted will be with me forever. Fly high, my love.  —Elianne"

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