Kamala Hunter Harrison, 85, passed away peacefully at home in Eastsound on May 10, 2012. She was born in 1927 to the late Faye and Frank Hunter in Altoona, Pa. She was an avid equestrian in her youth, showing extensively and winning many competitions. She had five children with her first husband, and three with her second. She had many volunteer positions while her children were growing up, including teaching classes at the botanical gardens and working as an amateur paleontologist at the La Brea Tar Pits. After her children were grown she found her calling working for many years in a variety of holistic healing methods in Wellsprings (California), Sedona, Ariz., and Santa Fe, N.M. She loved hiking and camping, and was always happiest when she was outdoors. Her spirit of adventure took her around the world three times. She moved to Orcas Island in 1990, and spent many happy hours working at Indralaya in addition to her healing work.
She is survived by her beloved husband Kiko, and seven children: Gil O’Brien, Lauren Burnett, Craig O’Brien, Brigid Brown, Cary Harrison, Leslie Cizmas, and Michelle Harrison. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Orcas Island Community Foundation.
A memorial service will be held for Kamala at Indralaya on June 24 at 11 a.m., followed by tea and refreshments. Please contact Cary Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or call 376-5411.
Submitted by Kamala Harrison’s family.