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Hope Foote, 1917 – 2011

07/14/2011
Hope Stephens Foote, a devoted peace activist, world adventurer and caring mother and wife, passed away on April 30. She was 93. Hope’s rebellious spirit and daring convictions made her a local mainstay, and West Marin is truly diminished for losing her generous social character. “She was a very opinionated,...

Stuart Bryant (1925 — 2011)

06/30/2011
Stewart Bryant, a world adventurer, humanitarian and loving husband passed away on June 8. He was 86. Stewart lived in West Marin for decades. He regaled locals with tales of his days in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He devoted his time and years of experience as an...

George Francis Gallagher (1919 — 2011), an energetic rancher

04/28/2011
George Francis “Dottie” Gallagher, one of the last great ranchers from a long-gone age, passed away peacefully in his Oregon home on April 14. He was 92.George was a generous, hardworking man who spent nearly all of his life on the family ranch in Nicasio, where he raised cattle and...

Gary Cheda, (1950 - 2011) — a white knight in a yellow truck

04/07/2011
Gary Cheda, a man who lived his entire life in West Marin, helping visitors and locals alike with his yellow tow truck, passed away last week on March 29 from cancer. He was 61. Gary was a hardworking family man, who enjoyed his life and his work. He found joy...

Jonathan Rowe, a life uncommon

03/31/2011
Jonathan Rowe, a prolific writer and social philosopher, passed away suddenly on March 20, from a blood infection. He was 65. Most people in West Marin knew Jon from his weekly KWMR radio show, America Offline, or as the co-founder of West Marin Commons and the Tomales Bay Institute. A...

Brian D. Smith - In Memoriam

03/17/2011
Brian D. Smith, a renowned real estate lawyer who led the London office of law firm Goodwin Procter LLP, died suddenly in London after suffering a brain hemorrhage on March 2, 2011. He was 60 years old. He is survived by his partner and soul mate, Josefina Jimenez, and their...

Susan Storch, 1939 – 2011, remembered

03/03/2011
Suzanne Storch, a woman much loved in West Marin and the numerous places she traveled, passed away last month from cancer. She was 71. Suzanne’s life was filled with triumph and sadness. A brilliant entrepreneur, Suzanne led an accomplished and tremendous life. “She loved the community. She loved people. She...

Nancy Ducey, 1948 – 2010

01/27/2011
Nancy Ducey, a San Geronimo Valley woman whose tender touch reached everyone in her community, passed away from breast cancer on January 17. She was 62. Nancy was a happy person. She loved to laugh, even as she was struggling to beat her illness. For decades Nancy worked to help...

Robin Miller, Point Reyes family man and pillar, 1955 – 2010

01/20/2011
Longtime Bolinas resident Robin Miller passed away on December 20 from lung cancer. He was 55. Robin was a devoted husband and father, who abandoned his native Texas for the beauty and people of West Marin. “Robin was a wonderful guy. He was always there for us,” said friend Linda...

Missy Patterson, 1927 – 2010

01/06/2011
Rosalie “Missy” Patterson, a caring mother of 11 who lived with ferocity and purpose, passed away on December 19 at age 83. Missy was a pillar of the community, speaking up for the less fortunate and voicing her opinion with blunt honesty. She worked for 28 years as a receptionist...

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