Celebrating the Legacy of Katherine “Kate” Loveland

It is with heavy hearts we share Katherine “Kate” Loveland’s obituary with our Blue Whole Gallery community. She was a beloved mother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend and we are all grieving her absence in this world.  As her good friend Jean Keller so aptly wrote, “We’ll all have to be more loving, kind, creative, and generous, to fill the space left by her loss.”  

Katherine Lee Loveland was born on May 3, 1943, and passed away on Feb 27, 2024 at the age
of 80. She was born in Vallejo, CA where her father, Harvey Lanman, was stationed at the Mare
Island Navy Base before shipping out as an aircraft carrier Flight Deck Officer during WWII. Her
mother, Audrey Lanman, accompanied Harvey through his naval training and eventually the
family settled in Seattle where Harvey became the Seattle Public Schools director of athletics,
and Audrey became a Seattle school librarian, eventually finishing her career at Sequim High
Kate attended Franklin High School in Seattle and graduated Phi Betta Kappa from the University
of Washington in 1963. She went on to earn her MA in psychology from the University of
California, Berkeley in 1967. Kate was an excellent student and life-long learner. While at
Berkeley, she met the love of her life, James A. Loveland. They married in 1966 at Mt. Baker
Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA. Together, they followed their careers across the country to
Rhode Island, New Jersey and Utah. During this time, she worked as a counselor at Roger
Williams College in Providence, RI and at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ. They welcomed
their two children, James (1972) and Laurel (1976.) Kate was a wonderful, loving mother who
enjoyed these years with her young children, exploring the world and getting out into nature
with her family as much as possible. Kate went on to earn her PHD in counseling psychology at
Rutgers University in 1986. She opened her private practice as a licensed clinical psychologist in
Oldwick, NJ, before returning to the Seattle area in 1999, where she continued her practice in
Sequim until retirement. She had a remarkable gift for listening and caring for others.

During retirement, Kate focused on her artistic talents. She was fascinated by the abstract in
nature. She used photography to explore the natural world, concentrating on macro
photography to expose aspects of nature not usually observed, revealing hidden beauty. During
her 30 years as a clinical psychologist, she frequently used the power of an image to enable
patients to access deeper self-awareness. She was also a writer and participated in a women’s
writing group, working on a novel based in the Salish Sea. She was an active member artist of
the Blue Whole Gallery in Sequim, and Gallery 110 in Seattle where she exhibited her
professional photography, winning multiple awards in exhibits throughout Port Townsend and
Bellingham. Click here to read the latest article about her art.
Kate enjoyed exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband Jim, sailing and boating on their
sailboat “Wanderbird,” and later on their trawler “Wanderbear” out of John Wayne Marina in
Sequim. They cruised the U.S. San Juans and the Gulf Islands of Canada with their family, and
explored the NW Coast of British Columbia, eventually circumnavigating Vancouver Island for an
entire summer. Her greatest joy was spending time with friends and family, especially her five
beloved grandchildren, her Kappa sisters and her Seattle writing group. She and Jim loved to
travel the world together, visiting over 20 countries spanning Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa,
Asia, the South Pacific and the Far East. They celebrated 57 years of marriage in 2023.
Kate is survived by her husband, Jim, living in Port Angeles, WA, their two children, James
Loveland, and his wife Jen, of Portland, OR, and Laurel Loveland, and her husband Tate Jarry, of
Victor, ID, her brother Steve Lanman and his wife, Betty, of Redmond, WA, her sister Bonnie
Tinker of Sequim, WA, and her most beloved grandchildren Mason, Elsa, Ariana, Quinn and
Thea, and many long-time friends and family who loved her very much.
Kate did not wish for a memorial gathering beyond her immediate family. A student scholarship
fund has been established in her memory at the Blue Whole Gallery to celebrate the creativity
of young people. Contributions can be made to Blue Whole Gallery with “Kate Loveland” in the
memo to: 129 West Washington St, Sequim, WA, 98382, 360-681-6033.

Memories and condolences for Katherine can be shared at https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/peninsuladailynews/name/katherine-loveland-obituary?id=54563474

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