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UPDATED “I was given the gift of life, and now I have to give it back.” A Writer Pens her Own Obituary.

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Update: The New York Times has more.

Jane Catherine Otter was a lifelong Seattle resident (aside from "eight memorable months lived in New York City when I was nineteen"), humor column writer, published author, and a woman in love with her husband and family. Before her death on July 18, she wrote her own obituary.

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May we all spend our lives and our deaths this well. RIP, Jane.

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