One of San Quentin’s bestloved volunteers has died from a blood clot triggered by an accident.
Kimberlee Ann Rasmusson, 53, was an avid supporter of the prison’s restorative justice programs, designed to help men turn their lives in positive directions. She was a facilitator with the House of Healing program.
She died Feb. 1 after a fall fractured her leg.
“Ask people about Kimberlee, and they will tell you she was an angel,” said one San Quentin prisoner. “She touched the lives of so many individuals.”
“She was very kind, and committed to helping others,” said another prisoner.
“Kimberlee will be remembered for her kind, loving presence and joyful spirit. She loved the men in San Quentin and touched a lot of hearts there, and wherever she went,” said a fellow volunteer.
“Kimberlee created love with her personal smile. She will be deeply missed,” said a member of her House of Healing program.
Rasmusson was a teacher at the Prison University Project and a San Francisco Theological Seminary intern with San Quentin’s Catholic chaplain, Father George Williams.
She helped the Korean community at the seminary and was active in church in Fairfax. She was a world traveler, once living in New Zealand, and taught in South Korea and the middle east.
Survivors include her mother, Roberta Folmer; her brother, Kirk Rasmusson; her niece, Vanessa Rasmusson, and aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was scheduled for Feb. 15.