We salute our members who have passed on and cherish the time we had with them. Now, we celebrate their lives. They live on in their works.
1947 – January 27, 2021
In Ellen’s own words – a quote from her unfinished novel The Grandview Arms:
Betty speaking about Mac
“…It makes me feel an odd sense of panic. I didn’t know her well, but loved the music of her writing… To go away and take such a gift out of the world, seems like a sacrilege to me… Am I doing enough to open up my own life?”
November 21, 2019
Originally a Vancouver Island, Canada native, Jil and her husband traveled the world for his work as a photographer. They had the privilege of living in several countries, some of which became the inspirations for settings in Jil’s books.
December 3, 2020
Former Mt. Diablo branch president Captain Jack Russ passed away December 3, 2020 in his 90s.
During a 30 year career in the Navy, Jack collected anecdotes based on his experiences beginning with flying and combat experience aboard a destroyer escort in Korea then assignments around the world.