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#1 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:02 AM

GalPalJoan saw it and, with a bad feeling, asked what I thought. The birthdates were the same so I checked with Orik to get a name confirmation and based on an an existing email contact for her, it seems we lost another beloved MF members. Unsure if it was directly related to the fires, but terribly, terribly sad regardless.

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Rebecca "Becky" Dugan

1942 - 2009


Rebecca "Becky" Dugan passed away at home in her favorite reading chair this April 22nd, in Carpinteria, CA. Rebecca taught Home Economics at Santa Barbara Jr. High, and in Ventura at Balboa Jr. High and Buena High School. We all miss her dearly. Her wonderful whimsical eccentric self has touched many lives, and will live on in our memories.

A memorial service will be held this Saturday May 2nd, at 2 P.M. at the El Montecito Presbyterian Church, 1455 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the El Montecito Presbyterian Church or Carpinteria Historical Society.


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:13 AM

I am in total shock. She seemed far too lively to pass. RIP.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:15 AM

Very, very sad. So sorry to hear this. Thoughts are with her loved ones right now.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:19 AM

This calls for a drink: absinthe please!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:41 AM

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Her wonderful whimsical eccentric self has touched many lives, and will live on in our memories.


I only met her once in real life but she made a lasting impression. She had a terrific sense of humor, in the realm of "you can't make this up". We went up to Santa Barbara last Thanksgiving and I thought of giving her a buzz as we had exchanged messages via PM here and on another board about exploring the area together with family. But it was a short weekend trip and we were too busy.

Rebecca, I will never forget your answer to the question, "Do you have cats?"


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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:18 AM

QUOTE(The Scream @ May 10 2009, 10:41 PM) View Post
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Her wonderful whimsical eccentric self has touched many lives, and will live on in our memories.


I only met her once in real life but she made a lasting impression. She had a terrific sense of humor, in the realm of "you can't make this up". We went up to Santa Barbara last Thanksgiving and I thought of giving her a buzz as we had exchanged messages via PM here and on another board about exploring the area together with family. But it was a short weekend trip and we were too busy.

Rebecca, I will never forget your answer to the question, "Do you have cats?"


I believe I was at that same one meeting, when she brought chocolates for all of us. This is sad news. sad.gif
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:33 AM

terrible news. condolences to her friends and family (if anyone is able to convey them).

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#8 Carolyn Tillie

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:38 AM

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terrible news. condolences to her friends and family (if anyone is able to convey them).


I signed the local newspaper's online guestbook and got a message it will take 24 hours for it to be posted. I hope someone from her family sees it.

She posted in the NoCal Potluck Planning thread that she was hoping to come up for that -- I'm very sad I didn't get a chance to meet her.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:53 AM

What terrible news! She was such a lively presence on the board. I'll really miss her.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:06 AM

I too will miss her posts.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:15 AM

Horrible news. My deepest sympathies to her family.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 10:55 AM

She was quite something and I'll miss her.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:15 AM

What sad news.

Goodbye, Rebecca! I, too, will miss your wonderful whimsical eccentric posts.

My condolences to her friends and family.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:18 AM

Oh gosh I am stunned. I always loved her style & wit & sense of humanity. She was a real presence. Godspeed Becky Dugan.
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Posted 11 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

As I feared. I'm still shocked to hear it. But comforted that she passed away in her favorite reading chair (April 22 predates the fires, thank goodness).

Godspeed, you dotty thing. You'll be missed.