Also at Sweeping Zen, David Chadwick — Suzuki roshi biographer and Zen priest — offers Katherine Thanas a loving farewell:
I met Katherine when she first came to sit and practice with Suzuki Roshi and the rest of us in 1967. She was older than many of us, late thirties, was quiet and curious. Katherine always questioned assumptions, not in a contrarian way, really sincerely. . . .
My agent and friend Michael Katz says he felt especially close to her, that she met everyone on level ground.
via Sweeping Zen: ‘Farewell dear friend’ by David Chadwick