Kendra La Dow Frakes died peacefully on April 26. She was 64. Born in Sun Valley, Calif., she had lived on the East Coast for many years, and worked at the Vineyard Gazette as the newspaper’s receptionist. Many will remember her cheerful voice on the telephone and ready smile for all who came through the front door of the office on South Summer street in Edgartown.

A memorial gathering is being planned for Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the Island Inn in Oak Bluffs.

A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.