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Katherine Palludan

Bryant, AR, 1992 - 2014

Katherine Danielle Palludan 21, of Bryant Arkansas, passed away after multiple heart surgeries on August 17, 2014. Her parents were by her side at the time. Katherine was born on October 30, 1992 to Philip and Deborah Palludan in Little Rock, Arkansas. She attended UALR and walked Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology.
Katherine worked as an Educator for the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, where she loved to teach children about Science and all of the fun and mysterious aspects of the world. She was full of life; she loved fiercely, and was loved by everyone she met, not the least of which were her family, her boyfriend, and countless friends and colleagues.
Katherine loved world travel; she was very artistic, creative, adventurous and imaginative. She loved the Mad Scientist role while working at the Museum. Being different was Katherine's way of life, she was not a follower; she trod her own path and brought joy to all that she met along the way. She was very honest and sincere; spoke her mind whether you liked what she had to say or not. She lived life with humor, integrity, and empathy. Katherine loved literature, and was an accomplished but unpublished writer. Katherine always remembered Gibbs Rule #9, and the number 42.
Katherine was preceded in death by her younger brother, Ryan Palludan whom she adored. She is survived by her parents Phil and Deborah; brother, Ole Kristoffer and his wife Erica, her sister Neva and her husband Jeff, nieces and nephews Kirsten, Liam, Charlie, Rylan, Kortney, Tiffany, Austin, Sam, and her boyfriend Parker, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins in Pennsylvania, England, and Denmark. Katherine had many friends around the world, all of whom will remember and miss her dearly.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant. A celebration of life will be on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park. To sign Katherine's online guest book please visit

Published August 26, 2014

Dial and Dudley Funeral Home
4212 Hwy 5 North, Bryant, AR
Phone: 501-847-9099