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Publication Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Kayla Dopp, aspiring figure skater Kayla Dopp, aspiring figure skater (August 10, 2005)

Kayla Lani Dopp, 9, a resident of Atherton and enthusiastic figure skater, died July 23 in a car accident.

She died in a car accident while traveling with her sister, Alana, who survived with minor injuries.

The sisters had just gone out for ice cream and were singing in the car moments before her death, which was instantaneous from a head injury in the town of Harmony, Calif.

She was an enthusiastic and graceful skater. Her love of the sport was known to all and she was a bright spot in the rinks she frequented. She always had a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She attended Woodland School. And would have started fourth grade this fall. She was a member of the third grade girls' basketball team, a baton twirler and was a member of the K & K Twirling Team.

Her pets include a dog named Emma, two bearded dragons, four frogs and a parakeet.

She is survived by her parents, Dr. Lani Warren and Dr. Frank Dopp of Atherton; siblings, Ken, Alana, Lia and Richard Dopp, also of Atherton; grandparents, Dr. Richard and Rosalie Warren of Atherton and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dopp of Minneapolis, Minn.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kayla Dopp Memorial Fund. Please mail checks to Bank of America, Attn: Tony Yamini, 633 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025.

A Funeral Mass was held July 30.


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