Ekaterina I. Enderova
March 20, 1982 – May 19, 2020.
Katya was born one spring day on March 20th, 1982 in Chelyabinsk, Russia to Ivan and Tatyana Enderova. Beloved first child in the family and caring older sister of Anastasia Katya was a gifted child. From a young age she had a passion for the arts. At school, she excelled in mathematics and physics and loved studying foreign languages, many of which were self taught. At the age of 14, she passed the TOEFL exam for English. She played the piano and loved to dance with her sister.
In 1999 Katya entered the South Ural State University to study applied mathematics and physics. Later she moved to Atlanta, Georgia and continued her education at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Biophysics Department. Arizona became Katya’s home in 2004. There she worked as a data analyst in financial services. An avid reader, excellent writer, she was knowledgeable on many subjects and welcomed intellectual exchange and passionate debate.
Katya was fiercely independent, and fought to lead a full life in spite of her limitations with diabetes. She was kind hearted and often gave a hand to people in her close circle. She was caring about conservation and volunteered at Liberty Wildlife, a shelter for birds. Katya’s friends were her chosen family , her cats Felix and Moora were her ever loving companions and her books her life. She is survived by parents Tatyana and Ivan, sister Anastasia, married to Roman, and nephew Igor.
In her words: “Basically, I really believe that life is one big mess made of accidents that we have to stay committed to creating for ourselves. That’s my philosophy and I honestly suggest that you should try it too.”
Katya will be dearly missed and forever loved! A celebration of life will be held later this year due to safe distancing restriction. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for her tree of life memorial. Please send condolences cards and donations to Katia Enderova Memorial ℅ Yohai Kalderon 5345 E. Van Buren Unit 227, Phoenix AZ 85008.