Kim Dietz-UCC Shooting Victim

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Matt Kinney
on behalf of Matthew Kinney
 MYRTLE CREEK, OR
ALL FOR SHANNON FUND!!!

Kim Dietz was a victim of the senseless murders at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on Thursday, October 1.  Kim was in Snyder Hall in the adjacent classroom, and went to investigate the commotion (the police called it a "welfare check").  She confronted the gunman, was shot twice, and crawled back into her class to lock the door.

Kim's daughter, Shannon, is also a student at UCC, and thankfully was not harmed.  Shannon and Eric are grieving for Kim's loss and also the loss of all the victims.

Many state and federal agencies, as well as private enterprise and individuals, have been assisting the family, and the community has been very supportive.  Roseberg is a small community and everyone has been affected by this tragedy.

All of the money rasied here will go to Shannon's furthering education.  She wants to finish her studies at UCC then her degree from Southern Oregon University.

-Matt Kinney (Shannon's uncle, Kim's brother, & Eric's brother in law).  Originally set up by Eric Dietz.

http://www.people.com/article/eric-dietz-opens-up-about-losing-kim-dietz
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Kim Dietz - Celebration of Life
Sunday, October 11 @ 3pm

Pyrenees Vineyard
15322 Old Hwy 99 South
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457

public welcome (closed to press)
pot-luck food
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We wanted to thank the many volunteers and organizations that have given their time, money and material for Eric and Shannon's build out. It's been unbelievable. What started off as a room fix has turned into an entire home refresh!
-Lowes, United Rentals, Home Depot, Carson Plumbing, American Standard, Kohler.
-Countless UCC students and staff, and those around the community.
-Heather and her Army of just-get-it-done soldiers (thx Heather!)

The selfless work put in by everyone is beyond words. Nobody has looked thought of themselves. In fact, last week when a reporter asked for names of those volunteering, the window framer just responded: "My name is The Community...say The Community helped."

I am UCC.
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Jade Karyn Dietz Dance
37 months ago

And if you want to do something for Kim without donating here, plant flowers, plant vegetables, be kind to animals, be kind to people, take care of the world...

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Jescah Keene
37 months ago

This beautiful woman is also a Hero!!! She stood in front of a door to block the shooter & unfortunately lost her life... she deserves for her story to be shared & given honor!!! I am so sorry for your loss!!!

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Joanna HastKies
37 months ago

I have donated several times and wish to follow Jade Karyn Dietz Dance's lead and do more. She suggests flower donations: "plant flowers, plant vegetables, be kind to animals, be kind to people, take care of the world... " I will contact a local winery in my home county in Maryland and donate 59 native plants for the years Kim was on this earth to a Butterfly and Pollinators Garden. I am a Master Naturalist and a Master Gardener and perhaps others with green thumbs can donate native plants to their local bioregions to host butterflies and wildlife as well. We will let your family know of donations in Kim's name. Let us thoughtfully consider ways to ease the family's grief and only post such comments on this site.

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Terry Rice Grammer
37 months ago

I wanted to let you know that Victim of Crimes families can be assisted with burial costs. I just saw the info from another post on another victim's Go Fund Me page. "Contact Kelly at the district attorney's office. Her direct line is 541-430-4390. The Department of Justice can provide funding for funeral expenses through the Crime Victims' Compensation program. Kelly can furnish them with the application and assistance in filling it out."

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Joanna HastKies
37 months ago
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So gracious for the Mintz family to direct contributions to the others impacted. A 4 year Oregon State college education is 108 thousand dollars. Kim is no longer able to support her daughter in this way. Perhaps we can help her daughter Shannon shown in the touching photographs on Kim's facebook page. Let us help Kim by seeing that her daughter can continue to graduation.

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Carson Doerres
37 months ago
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Kim was such a kind woman. I met her through SCA, which was held at the vineyard that she lived at and worked on. Every time I saw her I smiled, she wanted nothing but to help people out; and had nothing but generosity and kindness in her heart. I spoke with her 24 hours before she tragically lost her life when I sat down beside her in the UCC Library. I wish I could hug her and tell her how much she will be missed.

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Kamie Stubblefield
37 months ago
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She was amazing lady I had more than one class with her. She was always positive

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Joanna HastKies
37 months ago
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I have sent to you a box of echinacea seeds in small packages that can be sown as a memorial for Kim. Theses were gathered personally by me. It was addressed to her daughter Shannon c/o the Vineyard. Historically used by Native Americans as a healing plant, the large purple flowers are loved by your native Western Swallowtail butterfly and many other pollinators. I have additional flower seeds if this is desired. Cutleaf rudbeckia is a great tall pollinator plant of the black eyed susan family that goes great against a fence line. I would suggest these as well and have these seeds. We need to act as community even if bordering opposite coasts and not simply turn away from these tragic events. Do something positive in answer to the inexplicable. Sincerely, Joanna Hastings Kiessling

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Beth M Downs
37 months ago
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My deepest condolences regarding the death of this brave woman. Her last act before her last breath was selfless. May her spirit guide others to that kind of selflessness. That kind of unconditional love for humanity is a thing of beauty. I deeply admire that level of bravery and beauty in Ms. Dietz's soul. May she rest in peace. )O(

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Jade Karyn Dietz Dance
37 months ago
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Thanks so much to everyone contributing and leaving their great memories of Kim. Your kindness glows in this dark time... ♥

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Lynne Sauve-Brown
37 months ago
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Blessed be - very sorry for your loss. Safe journey to Summerland for Kim, love and light to her family. My heart goes out to you.

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Kristi Russell
37 months ago
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Thank you Terry for that information. It is mind-numbing to be faced with all the details that have to be taken care of. I will make sure that Eric connects with VoC for assistance.

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Joanna HastKies
35 months ago
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Shannon, I promised on the comment one month ago to create a butterfly garden in honor of your Mom. In the time of Thanksgiving, I want to announce that a shelter for Moms and Children, often healing from abuse, INNterim will receive the garden. http://www.innterim.org/about/ I hope this assists you in continuing to celebrate your Mom. We will send photos in the spring when it is planted! The acceptance by the director: Rebecca Abrahamsen 4:18 PM (22 hours ago) Oh that would be wonderful! Butterfly gardens would be great. I would love to do some horticultural therapy with the residents. Would be fun! Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving! Rebecca

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Michael White
37 months ago
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My prayers are with you and your family. She was a true hero. God Bless.

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Bonnie Yvonne Wolfman
37 months ago
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We are in sorrow with you. Kim seems to be an amazing person. Praying for your family...God bless you all...

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Kristi Russell
37 months ago
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Thank you Audrey Lopez. Your donation is truly appreciated - every bit helps and, knowing your situation, your contribution is generous.

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Cathy DeHaven
37 months ago
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To Eric and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Kim. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Cathy

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Toni McClellan Dietz
36 months ago

Joanna HastKies- Shannon received your package. Thank you! It brightened her day.

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Elsa DieLöwin
36 months ago

Thank you, Matt, for carrying this forward. I also thank Trudy, Nicole, Robert, Caroline, and Sharon, for their moving words about Kim at her Celebration of Life today.

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Beverlyn Kimble Bagby
37 months ago

Please encourage family to contact Kelly at the district attorney's office. Her direct line is 541-430-4390. The Department of Justice can provide funding for funeral expenses through the Crime Victims' Comoensation program. Kelly can furnish them with the application and assistance in filling it out.Type your comment here...

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Jade Karyn Dietz Dance
37 months ago

And if you want to do something for Kim without donating here, plant flowers, plant vegetables, be kind to animals, be kind to people, take care of the world...

+ Read More
Jescah Keene
37 months ago

This beautiful woman is also a Hero!!! She stood in front of a door to block the shooter & unfortunately lost her life... she deserves for her story to be shared & given honor!!! I am so sorry for your loss!!!

+ Read More
Joanna HastKies
37 months ago

I have donated several times and wish to follow Jade Karyn Dietz Dance's lead and do more. She suggests flower donations: "plant flowers, plant vegetables, be kind to animals, be kind to people, take care of the world... " I will contact a local winery in my home county in Maryland and donate 59 native plants for the years Kim was on this earth to a Butterfly and Pollinators Garden. I am a Master Naturalist and a Master Gardener and perhaps others with green thumbs can donate native plants to their local bioregions to host butterflies and wildlife as well. We will let your family know of donations in Kim's name. Let us thoughtfully consider ways to ease the family's grief and only post such comments on this site.

+ Read More
Terry Rice Grammer
37 months ago

I wanted to let you know that Victim of Crimes families can be assisted with burial costs. I just saw the info from another post on another victim's Go Fund Me page. "Contact Kelly at the district attorney's office. Her direct line is 541-430-4390. The Department of Justice can provide funding for funeral expenses through the Crime Victims' Compensation program. Kelly can furnish them with the application and assistance in filling it out."

+ Read More
Joanna HastKies
37 months ago
9
9

So gracious for the Mintz family to direct contributions to the others impacted. A 4 year Oregon State college education is 108 thousand dollars. Kim is no longer able to support her daughter in this way. Perhaps we can help her daughter Shannon shown in the touching photographs on Kim's facebook page. Let us help Kim by seeing that her daughter can continue to graduation.

+ Read More
Carson Doerres
37 months ago
5
5

Kim was such a kind woman. I met her through SCA, which was held at the vineyard that she lived at and worked on. Every time I saw her I smiled, she wanted nothing but to help people out; and had nothing but generosity and kindness in her heart. I spoke with her 24 hours before she tragically lost her life when I sat down beside her in the UCC Library. I wish I could hug her and tell her how much she will be missed.

+ Read More
Kamie Stubblefield
37 months ago
5
5

She was amazing lady I had more than one class with her. She was always positive

+ Read More
Joanna HastKies
37 months ago
3
3

I have sent to you a box of echinacea seeds in small packages that can be sown as a memorial for Kim. Theses were gathered personally by me. It was addressed to her daughter Shannon c/o the Vineyard. Historically used by Native Americans as a healing plant, the large purple flowers are loved by your native Western Swallowtail butterfly and many other pollinators. I have additional flower seeds if this is desired. Cutleaf rudbeckia is a great tall pollinator plant of the black eyed susan family that goes great against a fence line. I would suggest these as well and have these seeds. We need to act as community even if bordering opposite coasts and not simply turn away from these tragic events. Do something positive in answer to the inexplicable. Sincerely, Joanna Hastings Kiessling

+ Read More
Beth M Downs
37 months ago
3
3

My deepest condolences regarding the death of this brave woman. Her last act before her last breath was selfless. May her spirit guide others to that kind of selflessness. That kind of unconditional love for humanity is a thing of beauty. I deeply admire that level of bravery and beauty in Ms. Dietz's soul. May she rest in peace. )O(

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Jade Karyn Dietz Dance
37 months ago
2
2

Thanks so much to everyone contributing and leaving their great memories of Kim. Your kindness glows in this dark time... ♥

+ Read More
Lynne Sauve-Brown
37 months ago
2
2

Blessed be - very sorry for your loss. Safe journey to Summerland for Kim, love and light to her family. My heart goes out to you.

+ Read More
Kristi Russell
37 months ago
2
2

Thank you Terry for that information. It is mind-numbing to be faced with all the details that have to be taken care of. I will make sure that Eric connects with VoC for assistance.

+ Read More
Joanna HastKies
35 months ago
1
1

Shannon, I promised on the comment one month ago to create a butterfly garden in honor of your Mom. In the time of Thanksgiving, I want to announce that a shelter for Moms and Children, often healing from abuse, INNterim will receive the garden. http://www.innterim.org/about/ I hope this assists you in continuing to celebrate your Mom. We will send photos in the spring when it is planted! The acceptance by the director: Rebecca Abrahamsen 4:18 PM (22 hours ago) Oh that would be wonderful! Butterfly gardens would be great. I would love to do some horticultural therapy with the residents. Would be fun! Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving! Rebecca

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Michael White
37 months ago
1
1

My prayers are with you and your family. She was a true hero. God Bless.

+ Read More
Bonnie Yvonne Wolfman
37 months ago
1
1

We are in sorrow with you. Kim seems to be an amazing person. Praying for your family...God bless you all...

+ Read More
Kristi Russell
37 months ago
1
1

Thank you Audrey Lopez. Your donation is truly appreciated - every bit helps and, knowing your situation, your contribution is generous.

+ Read More
Cathy DeHaven
37 months ago
1
1

To Eric and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Kim. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. Cathy

+ Read More
Toni McClellan Dietz
36 months ago

Joanna HastKies- Shannon received your package. Thank you! It brightened her day.

+ Read More
Elsa DieLöwin
36 months ago

Thank you, Matt, for carrying this forward. I also thank Trudy, Nicole, Robert, Caroline, and Sharon, for their moving words about Kim at her Celebration of Life today.

+ Read More
Beverlyn Kimble Bagby
37 months ago

Please encourage family to contact Kelly at the district attorney's office. Her direct line is 541-430-4390. The Department of Justice can provide funding for funeral expenses through the Crime Victims' Comoensation program. Kelly can furnish them with the application and assistance in filling it out.Type your comment here...

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