The Rev. Dr. Roger Otis Kuhrt died on January 17, 2012. He was 70 years old. Rev. Kuhrt was born in Seattle,
WA, on June 29, 1941 to Fred H.
and Edna E. Kuhrt. Rev. Kuhrt attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitworth College,
his Master of Arts degree from the University
of Washington, and his PhD from Columbia Pacific University.
He also studied at Washington
He was ordained by the Disciples of Christ (Christian
Church) in 1963. He was called to serve the Olympia Unitarian Universalist
Congregation in Olympia, WA,
from 1978-1985; and from 1980-1998, he served the Tahoma Unitarian Universalist
Congregation in Tacoma, WA. During his ministry, he also served
other Pacific Northwest District congregations on a consulting basis.
Rev. Kuhrt, who was described as a "lover of knowledge and
seeker of truth,” was a member of a number of professional, community, and
religious organizations over the years, serving on the boards of many.
Rev. Kuhrt is survived by his
wife, Pam Gill-Kuhrt; his two daughters, Sharene Kuhrt-Nelson and Stacey Kuhrt;
and a grandson, Jade. Notes of condolence may be sent to Pam Gill-Kuhrt, 5717 112th Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Memories may also be shared at
Edwards Memorial: http://edwardsmemorial.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1375755&fh_id=10429
A celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Kuhrt will be announced
at a later date. Donations in Rev. Kuhrt’s memory can be made to any hospice
program or charity of your choice.