The Pacific Northwest District sends condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of the Rev. Dr. Roger Otis Kuhrt. Roger died peacefully in his sleep January 17, surrounded by loved ones and Sufi music at a Franciscan hospice in Lakewood, WA. From 1978 to 1985, Roger was settled minister of the Olympia UU Congregation (WA), and the Tahoma UU Congregation (Tacoma, WA) from 1980 to 1998. During his ministry Roger also served other PNWD congregations on a consulting basis. A celebration of life will be held next month at the Pythian Temple in Tacoma, WA.

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  • February 5, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Updated information from the UUA Office of Ministries & Faith Development:

    ROGER OTIS KUHRT (1941-2012)

    The Ministries and Faith Development staff offers our condolences to the family and colleagues of the Rev. Dr. Roger Otis Kuhrt who 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 State University.

    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:

    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.


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