Kathleen Faragher: 'Good
this year's Gender Blender co-ed Frisbee tournament in
Fergus, Ontario, in June, a special award was given for
the first time. It is called the Kit Faragher Spirit
Award, and it was given to the team that most embodied
the intensity of spirit of Ms. Faragher, 33, a computer
programmer from Denver who worked for Janus Capital
Corporation and was attending a training program at the
World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
Ms. Faragher's team had participated in but not won
Gender Blender competitions in 2000 and 2001. But Mark
Evans, a tournament organizer, said that Ms. Faragher had
impressed everyone with her verve and energy.
Her sister Beth Faragher said that people liked being
with Kit. "She was just a fun person to be around," Ms.
Faragher said. "You know how you sometimes hear someone
say that somebody was `good people'? That was Kit."
Another sister, Mary Waterman, said that Kit was
governed by an unebbing generosity of spirit.
Once, several years ago, Kit, Mary and Beth went for a
hike with the family, including two children, and got
terribly lost. They stumbled back to camp six hours
later, but it was too dark to cook the s'mores that Ms.
Faragher had promised her nieces. The next morning, Mrs.
Waterman said, as the children rubbed the sleep from
their eyes, their Aunt Kit toasted marshmallows and
served s'mores for breakfast.