Book of Remembrance

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Barbara M. Simpson

Barbara Marshall Simpson was a “Cowgirl” and loved her experience of flying with the animals to Central America. She told us in our church, Rockpoint Congregational Church, Rockport, MA, that she traveled sitting on a milk crate.  Read More...

Michelle Cliff

Michelle Cliff, a Jamaican-American writer whose novels, stories and nonfiction essays drew on her multicultural identity to probe the psychic disruptions and historical distortions wrought by colonialism and racism, died on June 12, 2016 at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 69.  Read More...

Beverly Talladay

Bev Talladay lived every moment with passion, a love of learning, a gift for friendship, and devotion to her family.  Read More...

Selma Liff Lesser

December 22, 1918 - February 15, 2017: Ever planning and dreaming, Selma chose her own epitaph: “Too fond of the stars to fear the night.”  Read More...

Grace Herron

Born June 23, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, Grace Pearl Herron was the daughter of Thomas William Racster and Estelle Laraine (Bemenderfer) Racster. Grace was a longtime social work at the University of Illinois Hospital and had received her Master's Degree from the University of Illinois.  Read More...

Arnold Snygg

John Arnold Phillip Snygg was born September 7, 1924 in Round Rock, Texas. He died July, 29 2015 at peace with his place in the world.  Read More...

Hedi Ballantyne

Hedi has been a vibrant member of the Heifer International volunteer community whose presence will be sorely missed by all who knew her. For 13 years Hedi and her husband Charlie would spend two winter months as the hosts for other volunteers at Heifer International’s Overlook farm in Rutland...  Read More...

Jim and Wilma Elsea

It was a set-up, but Jim and Wilma Elsea, who were married 71 years, fell in love anyway on the Easter Sunday in 1939 when they met at the Lodi City Park. They lived their lives together dedicated to community and world service, and leave behind a legacy that...  Read More...