Friends and family are remembering Sher Kung, the woman who died Friday morning after being struck by a vehicle as she biked only blocks from her work on Seattle’s dangerous — and about to be transformed — 2nd Ave.
The 31-year-old Kung and her partner had recently welcomed a daughter into the world. A giving fund has been created in her memory to help support the young family that Kung leaves behind:
Sher Kung was a beautiful, active and caring person that was loved by everyone who had the honor of knowing her. A life lived with heart, joy, passion, and such soaring love for her family and friends. Her cheery smile, positive attitude and warm, energetic personality will be missed by many. Sher was tragically taken from her family and friends in a bike accident, leaving behind her partner Christine and their seven-month old girl, Bryn as well as many family members and friends.
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Kung and her partner had recently purchased a home together near Woodland Park Zoo. They both had previously called Capitol Hill home.