A celebration of Kurt's life will be held
in Walla Walla, WA on April 6, 2019
Please RSVP (link below)

Kurt Lynn Othberg, 74, dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack, on February 10th, at his home in Walla Walla.

Read the full Obituary on the LIFE page.


A celebration of Kurt’s life will be held on Saturday, April 6th, at the Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla.  Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/dYTzN9daMFK2

Please RSVPhttps://kurtothberg.wufoo.com/forms/rsvp-for-kurt-...


  • 12:30pm - Lunch catered by La Monarca Taco Truck
  • 1:30pm - Celebration remarks followed by open mic for impromptu remembrances. Dessert and wine served.

Walla Walla Accommodations: A group discount is available at the Quality Inn. Group Code: ST25N9

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) in Moscow, ID, or the charity of one’s choice.

Posted by Susan Palmer on 16th March 2019
In memory of Kurt Rest in peace, W. S. Merwin, who left us this simple poignant poem: Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.
Posted by Nancy Kress on 8th March 2019
Susan, thank you for posting that lovely expression of the meaning of love and grief. I'm so sorry for your loss. It may take some time before you can chart another course for your life. I continue to think fondly of you and wish you all the best as you deal with the poignant meaning of bereavement.
Posted by Ki Bealey on 21st February 2019
Kurt was a long-term member of the City's Water-Wastewater and Infrastructure Advisory Committees. It was always a pleasure to work with Kurt through his years of service. He consistently displayed compassion, integrity, kindness, and thoughtfulness. He has my thanks and appreciation and will be missed. RIP Kurt. Deepest sympathy to Kurt's family for their loss.
Posted by Susan Palmer on 19th February 2019
"Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in the hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go." --Jamie Anderson (via Clare Sojourner Harris Palmer)

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