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Blair Fuller, 1927—2011

08/04/2011
Blair Fuller, a celebrated writer, groundbreaking editor and esteemed educator who was born to East Coast aristocracy, passed away on July 23 from complications due to lung cancer. He was 84. Blair was a gentleman’s gentleman. A kind, educated, brilliant man who wrote his own life on his own terms,...

Gleaning, not just for the birds

08/04/2011
It happens every time: a farmer plants a crop, the crop matures, the choicest produce is harvested, and the rest—the blemished or oversized or not-quite-rights—are tilled under to decompose and start the process anew. It’s not waste, per se, just overabundance. Seven years ago, however, a few Marin Organic staff...

Bud Hendren, 1927 – 2011

08/01/2011
Oliver “Bud” Hendren, a revered auto mechanic, maven tinkerer and loving family man whose endless supply of jokes brought joy to all who knew him, passed away peacefully in his sleep near his home in Point Reyes Station on August 3. He was 84. A U.S. Veteran and the former...

Cecil Sanchez, 1929 – 2011

07/21/2011
Cecil Sanchez, one of the last half-blooded Miwok Indians who lived and worked his entire life in West Marin, passed away last Friday in his retirement home in Tomales. He was 81. Cecil’s life was steeped in tragedy and love. He suffered and worked harder and longer than most, and...

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...

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