Kate Janel Hurst, of Arlington, Virginia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, peacefully on January 28th, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 28th, 1979, in Ephrata, PA to Bob and Deb Hurst.
In addition to her parents, Kate is also survived by her sister, Carla Watling, wife of Marlin Watling, and their three children, Noah, Safiya and Lauryn, and her sister, Christy Savanick, wife of Adam Savanick and their three children, Landon, Graham and Jay.
She attended McLean Bible Church in Vienna, VA. Kate graduated from Ephrata High School and went on to graduate with honors at the University of Delaware. After college she volunteered in Kingston, Jamaica through the Mennonite Central Committee's SALT (Serving and Learning Together) program for one year, working for a Human Rights Organization. Kate went on to work for USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) for the last 15 and a half years.
She was passionate about her work there and was quickly recognized and awarded for her efforts. Her dedication to hard work and contributions to USGBC will leave a large void in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her. She will be greatly missed.
Kate loved to travel and explore new places, but most of all she loved her family. She was a devoted and loving daughter, sister and aunt.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9th, from 9:00-10:00am at Alive Church in Ephrata, PA. A memorial service will follow at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the International Justice Mission.