DENVER (CBS4) – Family and friends of a Denver woman who was killed by a lightning strike while hiking a Colorado 14er during her honeymoon have started a fund in her memory.

Kathleen Bartlett and Ryan Pocius (credit: CBS)

Kathleen Bartlett and Ryan Pocius (credit: CBS)

Kathleen Bartlett, 31, was hiking on Friday with her newlywed husband Ryan Pocius when a lightning bolt struck them both.

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In addition to Bartlett being killed, Pocius, 32, was badly hurt and is now recovering with family after a stay in the hospital.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The strike happened near treeline on Mount Yale in Chaffee County while the couple was descending the mountain. The hike took place on the final day of a week-long honeymoon.

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(credit: Cassandra Stiltner)

Ryan Pocius and Kathleen Bartlett (credit: Cassandra Stiltner)

Friends of the couple have started a gofundme page in an effort to raise money for charities Bartlett was passionate about. The funds will also go towards a memento of some sort to Bartlett at the Denver Botanic Gardens, where the couple was married on July 11.

The website describes Bartlett with the following words:

Katie was a unique spirit that left this world too soon. She had a devoted passion for nature, education, the elderly, and animals. She was a dedicated special education preschool teacher and had recently earned her master’s degree in early childhood development.

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Two other hikers were also struck by lightning on the mountain at the same time but their injuries were not severe.