Katie Moore was a loving daughter, wife, and friend.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Katie grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and in Wayzata, Minnesota before heading to Cambridge to attend Harvard. A passionate student of art and the written word, she graduated with honors in her double majors: Art History and Literature. Throughout her college years, Katie also starred on the women’s varsity soccer team. It wasn’t easy to excel in both scholarship and sports at Harvard, all the while forming deep friendships–but Katie was exhilarated by the experience. She launched into everything with joy and dedication. She was an avid reader and writer, with a constant posture of self-reflection and pondering that dug deep into the human condition. She maintained the same perspective as a photographer, with a keen eye for beauty—finding it often in unlikely places. She loved to share with others her insights, excitement, and joy.
Cancer, with all its pain and devastation, could not extinguish Katie’s desire to live and love.
At the age of 31, she was struck with a rare liver disease called Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma. But even after this diagnosis she continued to embrace all the life she could, with all the loved ones she could. She did it in a spirit of such courage, selflessness, and gratitude that everyone around her was amazed—and changed. Katie passed away on January 7, 2013, but she left behind memories and inspiration that will glow forever in the hearts and minds of all who knew her.
The Katie Moore Foundation carries the spirit of Katie Moore.