HARRIET THOMPSON KANE Harriet Thompson Kane of Seattle, Washington, age 84, died with dignity on October 8th. As Harriet Dye, she moved to Hawai`i twice from her birth state of Michigan. In 1951 she lived for a year on Maile Way and then in 1966 she returned to teach English at the University of Hawai`i. Her career positions in Hawai`i included private school principal and financial consultant. She was appointed to the Planning Commission as Harriet Wikum in 1974 during the Fasi Administration. She moved to Seattle in 1990 and lived there until the end of her life. Harriet filled her life with books and ideas. As a young adult, she studied Shakespeare, published her ideas about King Lear, and took her family on a trip to Canada to attend performances. She read psychology in her middle ages, biography and American history in her later years, and feminist poetry to her granddaughters. She took a keen interest in politics and believed strongly that America's future would be served by a move to the left. She worked to keep her sons out of the Vietnam war, which she viewed as a war of aggression. She ran and lost in the Democratic primary for a Hawaii State House seat in 1972. She had a lifelong love of crossword puzzles and completed the Sunday New York Times puzzle for the last time two weeks before her death. Harriet is survived by sister Roberta Holmes of Florida, sons Thomas (Dore Minatodani) and Stephen Dye of Hawai`i, granddaughters Aldona and Veronica Dye of Virginia and Washington, and grandson William Dye of California. Her three husbands, Robert Dye, Norman Wikum, and Herb Kane pre-deceased her. No services are scheduled.
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