With heavy hearts, we regret to tell you that our friend, mentor, and colleague, Katherine Somervell, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017, after a 10 year battle with Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Cancer. Katherine's fight was courageous and inspirational; through it all, she maintained her quick wit and sharp mind. Katherine is survived by her husband, son, daughter, and sister.
Katherine had more than 20 years of experience practicing solely in the employment and employee benefits arena where she was able to draw on those years of specialized experience to provide her clients with creative yet pragmatic solutions designed to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and minimize exposure to litigation or investigation. She enjoyed being able to help her clients solve issues as diverse as dealing with problem employees to ensuring that the documents setting forth their employee benefit plans are were compliant with ERISA.
We are committed to her legacy of advocacy for her clients and the matters that were entrusted to her. If you have questions about representation, please contact Laura Taylor, Practice Group Leader of Bullivant's Business Law Group, at 503-499-4602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to share a memory with or leave a message for her family, we invite you to sign the online guestbook that has been created which can be accessed by clicking here.
Katherine's memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, SW 12th and Taylor Street, 900 SW 11th Avenue,Portland, Oregon 97205. First Baptist Church Information
A short reception will follow the memorial celebrating Katherine's life and loves.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in her memory to:
Portland Baroque Orchestra
All gifts to PBO are tax-deductible deductible as the law allows. FEIN: 93-0901924. 1020 SW Taylor St Ste 200, Portland, OR 97205. pbo.org
Gist Cancer Research Fund
All gifts tax deductible as the law allows. Tax ID# 13-4182988. 3905 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160. gistinfo.org
Her family would like to thank her friends and the Portland Baroque Orchestra for their kindness and support.