Carron "K.C." Frogge

  • Tuesday December 22, 2015
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Carron "K.C." Frogge died November 29, 2015 in Berkeley after suffering a pulmonary embolism. She was 60.

She grew up in Raytown, Missouri, and attended Central Missouri State University. She worked as a brakeman for the railroad; as a chef at a large military base; and played women's pro football for the Oklahoma City Dolls.

She created a monthly personal ads newsletter. In an age before the Internet, she saw a need for an alternative to bars for gays and lesbians to meet in and around Kansas City. K.C. published the Triangle Times business directory from 1985-1990.

Once in the Bay Area, she was an excellent events coordinator for the Gay Artists and Writers Kollective.

She settled down in Oakland. She loved riding in Dykes on Bikes in the Pride parade. K.C. was an out and proud employee of law firm Morrison and Foerster and marched with them.

She bowled with the S.F. Women's Business League and played on Gay Softball League teams in Kansas City and San Francisco. She won medals (including gold) in the 1990 Gay Games in Vancouver.

K.C. was a talented singer/songwriter and performed her music at Pride in 1989 with Jon Sugar. She performed at the Folsom Street Fair in 1993. She performed at the Montclair Women's Cultural Arts Club. Her music is available through CD Baby.

Her creative energy gave birth to a jewelry design business. K.C. was a vendor at Pride celebrations all over northern California.

K.C. will be missed by many circles of friends, musicians, performers, and her beloved cats.

A memorial will be held Saturday, January 30 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Home of Truth, 1300 Grand Street (at Alameda Avenue), in Alameda, CA.