Kimberly Lundgren

Obituary of Kimberly Sue Lundgren

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Kimberly Sue Lundgren was born in Memphis, Texas on December 9, 1953 to her mother Mary Frances Brashear and father John Allen Ater who were both born in the Texas panhandle. A graduate of Texas Christian University (BFA) and University of Houston, CLC (MA), Suzie followed her 28 year career as a dancer, choreographer and Feldenkrais teacher with her eyes trained on movement and learning. Her studies in manual therapy techniques, Ballet, Tap, Yoga, Tai Chi and Continuum were at the core of all she treasured. That being said, what she treasured most of all was family and friends. Suzie was awareness disguised as a person. If you were to peek into one of her classes at Pacific Cultural Center, you would see her walking slowly in and among her students who were laying on the floor. She spoke calmly, explaining to them the 'odd' movement she wanted them to do. She spoke with such quiet confidence that her students never questioned whether or not they could do what she asked. If she said they could touch their left toe to their right shoulder, there was no doubt that they would learn to do it. Her classes left students more aware of their own bodies than when they'd arrived combined with a desire to move with the grace and ease that Suzie embodied; strong yet gentle. Her passion was infectious and she personified Misty Copeland's self description, “I can do anything when I am in a tutu.” Suzie's wisdom and grace were accompanied by an impish nature and a well developed sense of humor. She had a childlike love of fun and adventure. Her joy in life never flagged, delighting in the beauty of nature surrounding her – especially in the joy and delight she experienced in her connection with other people. She was constantly amazed to be living and took pleasure in each moment. Suzie is survived by her husband Stan Lundgren, older brother David Ater, her younger sister Jane Cargill, Jane's three children Courtney Dozier, John Cargill, and David Cargill and many great nieces and great nephews. And last, but not least, her fluffy little four footed Coton de Toulear, Bosque.
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Santa Cruz Memorial Oakwood Crystal Chapel
3301 Paul Sweet Road
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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Kimberly Lundgren

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Kimberly Lundgren

1953 - 2024

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