Service For Former Student Set At CU-Boulder Oct. 5

Published: Sept. 29, 1997

A memorial service for University of Colorado student Katherine McCaughey, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident July 8, is set for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Varsity Pond on the Boulder campus.

In case of bad weather, the service will be moved into Old Main Chapel across from Varsity Pond.

McCaughey, who would have been a sophomore this fall, was killed in Arcata, Calif., as she was crossing the street. She was living with her mother for the summer but had planned to return to CU this fall, according to classmate Katie Livingston. McCaughey was 19.

McCaughey had not yet declared a major but was considering an international affairs and environmental studies double major, Livingston said.

“Kat was active in California in environmental issues and had worked on the ‘Save the Eel River’ project in the redwood forest while she was in high school,” Livingston said. “She was also very athletic and was on CU’s triathalon team,” she said.

McCaughey had planned to room with Livingston and another friend this fall when she returned to CU, Livingston said.

The memorial service is open to all of McCaughey’s friends and relatives. Her father, Joseph McCaughey of Boulder, will speak at the service.

Close friends are invited to meet with McCaughey’s mother Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Livingston at 544-0605.