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In Memoriam

Catherine Andrews Kvien, 1958-2001

Vance Publishing and The Peanut Grower magazine are deeply saddened at the passing of Catherine Andrews Kvien, former owner and editor of The Peanut Grower. Cathy was born on June 14, 1958, in Athens, Ga. She is survived by her husband Craig Kvien and two daughters, Amy and Allison.

"Cathy was an innovative entrepreneur who recognized a niche for The Peanut Grower magazine in 1989. We are extremely fortunate that she agreed to sell the magazine to Vance Publishing in 1991 and to serve as editor until 1998. She was a tireless volunteer in the Tift County school system, where she served as a board member for the Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence. She was not afraid to take bold steps to develop her ideas, whether it was for industry stories or for educational opportunities in Tifton. Cathy was a professional, a committed leader who insisted on excellence and high standards of quality. We will miss her spirit, her wisdom and her uncanny ability to seek out and identify opportunities for growth."

- Sonia Tighe, Group Publishing Director, The Peanut Grower