We are deeply saddened to report the loss of our beloved friend and fellow moderator Kellyhime. Early in the morning on Sunday, May 8th, Kelly passed away. Her devoted husband Robert has kindly allowed us to use his words to provide more details: She had been having increasing difficulty in breathing over the past few weeks, and I had to take her to the hospital on Friday. Within 24 hours, she was moved from the regular nursing floor to the advanced care floor and finally to the cardiac ICU as her oxygen needs kept increasing. The doctors discovered on Saturday afternoon that a new metastases had appeared in her lungs ("lymphangitis carcinomatosa") that prevented her blood from being oxygenated. On Saturday night, most of Kelly's family were able to pay her a visit and she was all smiles and, as always, gracious and thoughtful towards them, despite barely being able to breathe or speak. I was at her bedside the entire time and I do not think she was in pain, nor suffered. As we all know, Kelly was one-of-a-kind. Beyond her talents and her ability to learn new things quickly, she was unfailingly a lady of the old school -- demure, graceful, with inherent kindness and impeccable manners. Never once during her nine-month battle with cancer did she ever ask "why me?" or feel bitterness or self-pity. She continued to do as much as was humanly possible, and remained optimistic until the end. I have had the great good fortune to have been able to spend the last 27 years of my life as her partner in every way. We had hoped to spend our 25th wedding anniversary in Japan, but her condition required us to remain in the Bay Area. Instead we spent a lovely day at Filoli, where I gave her a new engagement ring and asked her if she would marry me again. I was so happy to hear her say "yes" for a second time. While I regret with everything in me that I will not have 27 more years, I will find some solace in memories of happier times with her. And part of her will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. One of Kelly's abiding joys in life was her BJD family, in both their resin and flesh-and-blood forms. Kelly volunteered as a moderator on Den of Angels for many years, she created Sarah Day on LiveJournal, she was the Program Director for the Golden Gate Ball Jointed Doll Association Convention in San Francisco, and she was the very first person to have a Volks omukae ceremony performed in the United States. Kelly brought a bubble of calm and happiness to BJD meets and outings in the Bay Area, and her love of vintage clothing and jewelry inspired her to create beautiful items for BJDs under the name Lavender Kiss. More details and photos of Kelly's beautiful doll collection can be found on her personal website Dollfieville. Kelly's burial will be private but if anyone wishes to attend her memorial in San Francisco on Sunday June 26th, please contact St. James for information. Kelly regularly donated to Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary and would surely be grateful to any who carried on in her stead.