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. 



Comments (75)

Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Oh my. I am not that active here anymore, but Lottie is on my follow list. I did not even know she was ill. So sad. Thank you for your beautiful tribute.

May 03, 2021 04:01 PM
Matt Brady
Finance Of America - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Lenders

What a lovely tribute. I am glad you knew her, and I am sure she was glad too.

May 03, 2021 04:02 PM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Kathleen-A beautiful tribute to a wonderful woman who I wish I could have met in person. She made this world a better place with her loving spirit.  Sending prayers, condolences to her family and you and others that loved her. 

May 03, 2021 04:38 PM
Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
Golden Gate Sotheby's International - Oakland, CA
Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay

Kathleen, thank you so much for posting the tribute to Lottie.  To know her was to love her and I will cherish out time we spent with one another hiking and having lunch in SF in addition to the lunches by Ocean Beach. 

RIP Lottie.

May 03, 2021 04:56 PM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

So sorry to hear this.  Lottie was a very sweet person.  RIP Lottie.  You will be missed by many.

May 03, 2021 06:59 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

OMG Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

This is such a shock. We lost another sister. I always enjoyed reading Lottie's posts they were always so wonderfully written. I never had the pleasure of meeting her personally only from her beautiful posts I will really miss her. Kath, you have written a lovely tribute to a dear friend. One that has brought tears to my eyes and with love Lottie Kendall you will be missed here in Active Rain. Know how hard this is for you special lady Kathleen xoxo 

May 03, 2021 07:10 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Oh, I am so sorry to read this. Lottie was such a sweetheart, a true friend. I am sorry I did not stay closer to her. I am so very sorry for your loss. 

May 03, 2021 07:58 PM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Such a loving post about Lottie and your relationship. It's those type of friendships that are endearing and everlasting. Blessings to her family and friends, however, I'm certain the memories of her life's journey shall not be forgotten. 

May 03, 2021 08:26 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

God Bless and keep You both safe in his hands. Such a lovely personal tribute to a loving person. Lottie will be missed by many. 

May 04, 2021 01:31 AM
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 German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

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-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, 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

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

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