Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cat Care Society: Remembering Linda James Goto

For the past three years, local animal lover and philanthropist Linda James Goto helped initiate and nurture to success the Cat Care Society fundraiser, Tails of the Painted Cats. She had served as a distinguished art juror for the project since its inception -- sharing her depth and breadth of knowledge and experience as the long-time coordinator of  'The Mask Project' for The Denver Hospice.

For that, the Cat Care Society is forever deeply grateful and, of course, saddened to learn of her unexpected passing this past week. Linda is pictured above bidding at the 2011 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction (Photo by Maggie Holben).

On Tuesday, November 20, she died at Sky Ridge Medical Center of pneumonia -- she had been battling leukemia for the past decade, according to the Denver Post obituary by Joanne Davidson:

Here are a few visual memories of the Cat Care Society's dear friend...Linda Goto:
Linda with Warren & Helen Hanks, CCS supporters, at the 2012 Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction. (Photo by Joanne Davidson/Denver Post)
CCS Patrons Christina and Harold Taylor visiting with Linda at the Cat Care Society shelter during the November 2011 Tails of the Painted Cats Artist/Sponsor Reception. (Photo by Maggie Holben)
Harold and Christina Taylor and CCS Volunteer Coordinator and Tails of the Painted Cats Artist Jane McFadden Dorsey with Linda at the 2011 Inaugural Tails of the Painted Cats Gala Dinner and Auction. (Photo by David Zalubowski/special to the Denver Post)

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