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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 79 Bauer - aka Isabella Frost - remembered for zest for life By Deny Howeth Friends and family gathered April 22 for a celebration of the life of Kevin Bauer, also known as Isabella Frost, who died March 20 at age 34. Persistant rain forced the celebration inside the Purple Parrot, where family, friends and fans talked about Kevin’s impact on others during in his short life. Friends reminisced about his antics and zest for life. Julia Sug- arbaker told stories of road trips to see shows, featuring his mul- tiple vehicles and mishaps, while Roxy Overbrooke sang tunes that held deep memories for all in attendance. Julie Norwood worked with Kevin at Bad Hair Day, where Kevin was always willing and able to get any task completed, always with a bright spirit.  Nancy Ruley, Kevin’s aunt, spoke of his generous spirit and his teasing demeanor when he called her to check in. His brother, Bryan Bauer, a school counselor, talked about the lega- cy that he will carry on through his work to bring tolerance and understanding to the forefront in his daily interactions.  Tears were flowing when  DJ Mary played a speech Isabella Frost gave during a pageant, which was pure Kevin, express- ing gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity to partici- pate.  The culmination of the day came when biodegradable doves with messages written on them were released. Ruley, Bryan Bauer and parents Sharon and Edward Bauer ex- pressed gratitude for the Purple Parrot family who welcomed them. See more photos of the celebration of life and a video : » “ - A QUOTE FROM A POST ON KEVIN’S FACEBOOK PAGE THAT EXPRESSES KEVIN’S SPIRIT Kevin is forever remembered and loved. A piñata doll that had a memorable story for Terry Isler sits at the top of the stairs next to a photograph of Kevin. DENY HOWETH PHOTOS BENEATH THE DOVE balloons is a photograph of Isabella preparing for a show. Julie Norwood and Rachel Todd held back tears as they read stories about Kevin and his impact on everyone who came in contact with him. Aunt Nancy Ruley, brother, Bryan Bauer, his parents Sharon and Edward Bau- er expressed gratitude for the Purple Parrot family who welcomed them fully. Julia Sugarbaker related memories of road trips with Isabella to see shows to a packed house off the Beirgarten behind The Purple Parrot. Roxy Overbrooke opened the celebration with a song that brought everyone to tears. Terry Isler releases doves with mes- sages at the end of the ceremony. Pins with Kevin’s portrait were beam- ing back from all attendees. The DJ plays a speech by Isabella Frost during a competition. Friends and family signed the doves that were released at the end of the ceremony. Kevin’s brother Bryan related stories about Kevin and how he intends to keep his legacy alive. “APPRECIATE AND LOVE ALL OF YOU ... REMEMBER YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, AND LIVE EVERY MINUTE, I KNOW I HAVE!”