In Loving Memory of Lottie Kendall

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

After a fierce battle, Lottie Kendall lost her battle with cancer on Friday, April 30, 2021. 


To know Lottie Kendall is to Love her.  


Lottie was many things to many people. A wife. A Mother. A Grandmother. A Neighbor. A Realtor. 

The list goes on and on.  Many hearts are left broken. 


Lottie has many ActiveRain Friends too. 

I write this post with the permission of her family.  All comments left here will be shared with her family.  


Lottie loved San Francisco. 

If you know her or follow her ActiveRain blog you already know that. 

Her zest for life and spending time outdoors is palpable. 


She so enjoyed yoga. 


She loved hiking with friends and her husband, Gene, and exploring new trails in the Presidio. 


There are no words to explain what I am feeling over the loss of my friend, Lottie. I do know there is a special connection or bond with a cancer sister. 

When I first came out with my confession of having cancer, Lottie was the first to embrace me and share her story of breast cancer 20 years prior.  That connected us. And we stayed connected for so many other reasons.  As I stated above, to know Lottie is to love her. 


The photo below was taken at an AR Meet-Up in 2013 at Antonio Cardenas home in Castro Valley. 

Lottie lights up a room. She always has and now she is a bright light in Heaven. 


The photo below was taken at the same Meet-Up. We Rainmakers sure know how to have fun! 


I had a long phone conversation with Lottie on 4/21/2021. I had no idea it would be my last. 

The things we talked about shall remain private and confidential. It was just so deeply personal.

My last words to Lottie were: 
I love you, Lottie. 
And her response: I love you too, Kathleen. 
Do not ever wait or hesitate to tell a friend that you love them.


Rest in Peace, Sweet Lottie

Until We See Each Other Again. 



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Comments (84)

Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Kathleen, your post is beautifully written and shares so much love for Lottie. Heartbreaking to know she is gone and I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you strength and love. Rest in peace, Lottie. You brightened so many lives and your memory will live on.

May 04, 2021 03:07 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morn Kathleen -  I just saw this heartbreaing news.  I remember speaking to Lottie in the last year and discussing this.  She was a beautiful woman inside and out and a fighter.  May she rest in peace.

May 04, 2021 05:16 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Kathleen, thank you so very much for paying tribute to a prominent and admired member of the Active Rain family and sharing it with all of us. I can feel your pain, and I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and Lottie's family. 

There's no need to respond to everyone here, please bathe in all your wonderful memories and take care of your heart. 

May 04, 2021 07:25 AM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

So sorry to hear of Lottie's passing and the loss of your friend Kathleen. May you all find the comfort you need in the loving memories you have of Lottie.

Take care.

May 04, 2021 07:59 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Thank you for letting us know and for sharing a beautiful tribute to Lottie! Sending prayers to you,  her family and loved ones

May 04, 2021 10:46 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist. I am so sorry for this great loss, she was certainly loved by many on this platform. 

May 04, 2021 12:09 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

Prayer for her family and friends.  I never got to know her, but sure my wife who has been here for years did know her.

May 04, 2021 12:09 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Such a nice post and tribute to Lottie. You're a good friend to her and this was a sweet thing to do.

May 04, 2021 02:44 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It's sad to read of the passing of one of our ActiveRain family members. I'm sure it was her wish to not announce her sickness and so be it. Had we known we would have been able to let her know how much she was appreciated by Rainers across the country and at the very least her immediate family will know she had a lot of people here that thought she was special as well.

May 04, 2021 04:04 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

What a thoughtful and heartfelt tribute to a beautiful Spirit.  Lottie will be missed by our AR community.  I am so glad you were able to connect with her near the end of her battle.  She will shine down upon our community from above. I am sending love, prayers, and light to her family. Lottie Kendall rest in peace forever...

May 04, 2021 04:11 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

What a great tribute to a fellow rainer. We do make lots of friends here in the rain.

May 05, 2021 01:56 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist I was stunned when I read your post this morning.  I am so sorry to hear of Lottie's passing.  I did not know her well except as an old-time member of AR, but I am no less devastated.  Sincere condolences.

May 07, 2021 03:11 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Somehow I missed this post.  So glad I came back to read it.  Remembering her kind comments.  Your post is much appreciated, anyone reading gets a real sense of her being.  Thank you so much for sharing.  So sorry for your loss and to her family!

May 07, 2021 04:32 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Kathleen, thanks for posting this tribute to Lottie. What a great presence she has been at Active Rain. I have always enjoyed her posts. Rest in peace, Lottie.

May 08, 2021 06:33 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


No wonder I have not heard much from you.  It was such a shock to learn about your departure from many of your friends. You are so appreciated by us. We met and dined at AR meet up in the past.  May you rest in peace.  All the best,

Sam Shueh

Jun 02, 2021 09:22 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

She was a sweet person and a nice lady.  She will be missed.  The world lost a good agent.

Jun 14, 2021 06:55 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

This is a wonderful tribute to Lottie Kendall . I will miss her the same as I still miss our beloved Lou Ludwig. They were two members I had very nice dialogues with and each of these relationships were subtle, but consistent. Lottie and I would reminisce about the Bay Area back in the day as well as all the current changes. She was my true connection still to the Bay Area from a REALTOR to REALTOR point of view, I'll miss those conversations. This was a wonderful tribute to her.

Jun 18, 2021 07:14 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Thank you, Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets I miss her too.  I remain in shock and disbelief that she is no longer with us. I look forward to attending the celebration of life her family is planning. 

So many lives are touched in the community in ways that truly cannot be measured. 

Thank you for your comment. 

Jun 18, 2021 07:40 AM
Sondra Meyer:
KW Coastal Bend - Corpus Christi, TX
See It. Experience It. Live It.

I've been away from Active Rain for the last couple of months so I just now saw this.   I am very sorry about the loss Lottie.   This was a wonderful tribute to her.   I am glad that you were able have the wonderful talk in late April.    

I feel the need to call some of my longtime friends now.   Life is short and there is no promise that we will have a tomorrow.  

Take care of yourself.  

Jul 07, 2021 02:57 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Life is short and tomorrow is not guaranteed.  I will be attending the celebration of Lottie's life towards the end of this month. It will be a very challenging day for me as I know it will others in attendance ... most especially her husband, Gene, and her family. 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting Sondra Meyer: 

Jul 07, 2021 08:51 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I've been absent a while and just came across your post from May. I'm stunned to hear of her passing. I am thankful for your sweet tribute and your personal friendship with Lottie. I know it's been almost 6 months since she passed, but Lottie was a dedicated AR member and she had always been kind to everyone on this platform, which made her very endearing to us. My sincere condolences to you and to Lottie's family.

Dec 02, 2021 10:36 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty - it is still rather raw for me. I miss Lottie so much. I see her daughters post how much they miss her on FB and it always brings tears to my eyes. 

Dec 12, 2021 04:07 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 
Picking people for your telephone call challenge brought a rush of emotion because I always enjoyed speaking to Lottie Kendall once every year or two. May she rest in peace. Lynn

Dec 12, 2021 03:59 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

Hello Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 Lottie was one special person. She always spoke positively about people and life. Even in my last conversation with her, she was positive and hopeful.  I miss her so much.

Dec 12, 2021 04:09 PM