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Two days to remember, honor Crystal Brame

Friday and Saturday will be days to honor and remember Crystal Brame.

Her parents, Lane and Patty Judson, have scheduled a funeral and memorial service for 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 7700 Skansie Ave., Gig Harbor. The public is welcome.

The family is holding the ceremony at Chapel Hill because it's the biggest church in Gig Harbor. They anticipate large numbers of well-wishers will want to attend.

Tacoma Mayor Bill Baarsma has designated Friday as an official day of mourning for Crystal Brame. She was shot April 26 by her husband, Tacoma Police Chief David Brame, who then shot and killed himself. Crystal Brame died of her injuries Saturday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Baarsma urged all churches, synagogues and mosques to "open their doors for citizens to pray and express their grief over the loss of Crystal Brame."

The mayor also said he wants all complaints of sexual harassment and domestic abuse by city employees immediately referred to the city's human resources director "for review and investigation."

And he urged the formation of a Crystal Clear Act Task Force to work toward laws protecting victims of abuse.

Lisa Kremer: 253-597-8658