Memorial service Sunday for avalanche victim |

Memorial service Sunday for avalanche victim

There will be a memorial service Sunday for Kathy Polucha-Kessler, who was one of seven people killed in an avalanche Monday in British Columbia. The service will be at 1 p.m. at the Cottonwood Restaurant off Highway 267 in Truckee. The public is invited.

Kessler, 39, a Realtor who along with her husband, Scott, co-owned Truckee Overhead Door in South Lake Tahoe and Truckee, was skiing in the Selkirk Range of the Canadian Rockies with 24 others, including several Truckee-area residents, who were not involved in the accident.

The skiers were buried by a wall of snow, 100 feet wide and 6- to 15-feet deep, according to police and rescue officials.

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