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Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Update on DUer FLyellowdog

Some of you may remember this thread from a few weeks ago

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6292750

I'm her niece and I just wanted to share that she passed away this morning. She was with family and according to my uncle, she went very peacefully. I am heartbroken. She was the most beautiful, grande dame, queen bee, diva of all things in this world. She adored her grandchildren, was so proud of her kids and was a hoot and a half to be around. Please keep her husband, son, daughter, and her precious grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers. Please know that she LOVED being on DU. Absolutely LOVED this place, flaws and all. Thank you all for your friendship.

The Great Beyond has gained the BEST beauty queen ever. Love you so much, Aunt Em.

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#### etherealtruth

(22,165 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,561 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### pintobean

(18,101 posts)My condolences to you and your family.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Kaleva

(36,025 posts)#### OKNancy

(41,832 posts)I'm sorry for your loss.... and our loss. She will be missed.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### uppityperson

(115,672 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### one_voice

(20,043 posts)Peace and strength to you and your family.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Kingofalldems

(38,252 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### boston bean

(36,167 posts)My condolences to you and your family.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### malaise

(266,746 posts)Deepest sympathy to you and the rest of FLyellowdog's family and friends

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)It actually ended up being pancreatic. I've had other family members succumb to that, but not this quickly. It's been very shocking.

#### AwakeAtLast

(14,103 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### cyberswede

(26,117 posts)On edit: the post you link to is fantastic - her courage was amazing.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Hassin Bin Sober

(26,155 posts)Heart breaking.

So sorry.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)Deepest sympathy for your (and our) loss.

Em

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Dont call me Shirley

(10,998 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### sheshe2

(82,790 posts)So very sorry to here of your loss, libnnc.

Em RIP~

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### sheshe2

(82,790 posts)Within weeks of each other. I feel your pain and will cry with you, linnc.

#### Laurian

(2,593 posts)so soon. Her thread a few weeks ago touched me deeply.

Sincere condolences to her family,

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### femmocrat

(28,394 posts)DU loved her, too. My deepest sympathy to her family and many friends.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### panader0

(25,816 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### snacker

(3,619 posts)sending sincere condolences to all of you. Rest in peace, FLyellowdog.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Shrike47

(6,913 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### marym625

(17,997 posts)We all lost with her passing. DU was lucky to have her.

Thank you for letting us know. You are obviously a very caring person that, I am sure, made your aunt very happy.

Again, my sincere condolences on your loss.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Skidmore

(37,364 posts)She will be greatly missed here too.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### irisblue

(32,765 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Liberalynn

(7,549 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Bobbie Jo

(14,341 posts)I'm so sorry...

Thank you so much for letting us know.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### MannyGoldstein

(34,589 posts)Peace. To her, and to all.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### RobertEarl

(13,685 posts)I remember some of her posts. Good strong Democrat. I wished I had met her in this life, maybe if I am lucky, on the other side?

Peace Dear Sister.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### KMOD

(7,906 posts)I'm am so happy that many of us were able to share some kind thoughts of love and comfort with her.

All of her family, are in my thoughts. I wish you all comfort and peace.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### alcibiades_mystery

(36,437 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### myrna minx

(22,772 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Hekate

(89,645 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### cal04

(41,505 posts)#### appalachiablue

(40,871 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### nc4bo

(17,651 posts)RIP FLyellowdog

#### heaven05

(18,124 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### rurallib

(62,291 posts)and wonderful memories.

Thank you for letting us share in her life.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Laffy Kat

(16,301 posts)#### Cleita

(75,480 posts)She was and still is the best.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### alittlelark

(18,885 posts)#### TwilightGardener

(46,416 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(6,532 posts)#### daleanime

(17,796 posts)#### NBachers

(16,829 posts)Well Done, FLyellowdog, well done.

#### AwakeAtLast

(14,103 posts)on how to do one of the scariest things in life.

#### Dems to Win

(2,161 posts)Best final thread ever. I will miss her sense of humor.

#### niyad

(110,955 posts)#### JohnnyLib2

(11,201 posts)The earlier post was one of most remarkable things I've ever read. What a great loss to those who knew her directly.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Still In Wisconsin

(4,450 posts)Sounds like Aunt Em was one in a million.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Omaha Steve

(98,498 posts)The group is getting larger all the time.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### dorkzilla

(5,141 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### City Lights

(25,171 posts)Peace to you and your loved ones.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Octafish

(55,745 posts)My life is better for having had the privilege of being part of her community.

Her post detailing what she was facing just five weeks ago reveals some of her extraordinary nature and remarkable character.

Thank you for sharing with us, libnnc.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### ismnotwasm

(41,856 posts)#### Gidney N Cloyd

(19,694 posts)#### calimary

(80,155 posts)*"So............I won't have to endure the loss of my husband, my children, or my friends...being the first to go is really going to be a freeing thing. Plus I get to play the Cancer Card whenever I want to...and so far it's been working great!*

I will live every day of my life the best I can. And I think I'll spend less time on things that stress me, i.e. politics, and more time on playing."

I will live every day of my life the best I can. And I think I'll spend less time on things that stress me, i.e. politics, and more time on playing."

The last sentence is everything one might need. Words to live by. What a wonderful legacy.

Safe passage, high flight, peaceful sleep FLyellowdog!

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### 840high

(17,196 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### MissDeeds

(7,499 posts)I was thinking of her just this morning. It sounds like she left a legacy of love, grace, and beauty.

You and your family are in my thoughts.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)Hardly one month ago. I am so sorry. We always hope for a miracle.

She sounds like a wonderful person. I am sure she will be missed very much.

Thank you for letting us know the sad news.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)Never expected it to go down like this. Thank you.

#### still_one

(91,481 posts)Last edited Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:58 AM - Edit history (1)

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Lifelong Protester

(8,421 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### catbyte

(33,989 posts)Hugs to you and your family.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### HeiressofBickworth

(2,682 posts)So sorry for you loss.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)My deepest sympathies to the family of the "best beauty queen ever."

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### liberal_at_heart

(12,081 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### lumberjack_jeff

(33,224 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Blue_In_AK

(46,436 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Warpy

(110,539 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### herding cats

(19,516 posts)You have my condolences on your loss. She will be missed here.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Skittles

(152,855 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)I hate it and it scares me. This was so freaking fast.

#### Skittles

(152,855 posts)it took my mum

#### passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)What an amazing woman. Her last post just blew me away. You were very lucky to have her in your life. I am so very sorry for your loss.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### kentuck

(110,859 posts)FLyellowdog...

For your service to our community and our country.

We will miss her.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,537 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### freshwest

(53,661 posts)**with great respect for her courage in explaining her prospects.**

She was steady and sure, in mind, in addition to being your beautiful loved one.

I am sure the memory or her as an example will live on.

(((((Hugs To Your Family)))))

She was steady and sure, in mind, in addition to being your beautiful loved one.

I am sure the memory or her as an example will live on.

(((((Hugs To Your Family)))))

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### glinda

(14,807 posts)She had such a great spirit about her. Cannot believe she passed so very very fast. Good but really sad.

Thinking of the family and friends. We will truly miss her.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### stevenleser

(32,886 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Tom Ripley

(4,945 posts)she was a dear woman loved by many and will be greatly missed

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### kiva

(4,373 posts)#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### JimDandy

(7,318 posts)to give and get all the hugs and love out she could.

So sorry to her family for the void in your lives.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)I did not expect it to happen so quickly.

#### MuseRider

(34,018 posts)I did not know her well at all but have thought of her every day since I read that post. She sounded brave and ready for whatever came next. I really admired her strength. I hope she went easily and was not in pain. Wishing her travels to be peaceful and wonderful and hoping you all can rest easy and feel relief from the hard grieving soon. I am very sorry to see this.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### greatlaurel

(2,004 posts)FLyellowdog was an outstanding member of DU. She will be greatly missed. I will keep her family in mind.

Please accept my condolences.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)I will miss seeing her avatar and posts one here.

#### libnnc

(9,996 posts)#### lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)Condolences to you, the rest of her loving family and her many friends.

#### A Little Weird

(1,754 posts)She seemed like a great person. My thoughts are with you and your family.

#### Greybnk48

(10,132 posts)I read your aunt's post a few weeks ago and was really moved by her attitude. I love people like her and I try to be like that too (keep my sense of humor no matter what). As a cancer survivor I know what was going on in her mind. It's tough stuff. But she rose above it and gave us a beautiful goodbye in her last post. She will be missed for sure.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and her entire family. Thank you for letting us know.

#### lovemydog

(11,833 posts)#### Algernon Moncrieff

(5,780 posts)As both a DUer and a Floridian-in-exile, I will miss your Aunt.

#### brer cat

(24,062 posts)It must have been a joy to have known her, and we were truly blessed by the small part we shared.

My condolences to you and the rest of her family. May your precious memories bring you comfort and peace.

#### Starry Messenger

(32,341 posts)Peace to you and your family.

#### thecrow

(5,519 posts)In her last post, which I do remember. I'm so sorry that she departed this world

so quickly, but it seems that if she was in a lot of pain, that is most merciful.

She was well-loved and loved well and that is a magnificent way to have lived fully.

I am so sorry for your loss.

#### BlueCaliDem

(15,438 posts)I saw that thread and I didn't know it was that bad. I'm so sorry for your loss, but am happy to read that she LOVED DU. It makes me, at least, feel that this place is truly something special because she believed it was something special.

Warmest hugs and my prayers to you and yours.

#### sunnystarr

(2,638 posts)I know how much you and your family and friends offline and online will miss her. I only hope her passing was easy but I know she's in peace now and watching over everyone. R.I.P. FLyellowdog Heaven must have needed a funny, loveable, Democratic Diva to liven the place up.

#### Cha

(294,597 posts)[font color=blue]**Flyellowdog is such a force for Inspiration..[/font]**

#### Unknown Beatle

(2,671 posts)My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

#### LiberalAndProud

(12,799 posts)I only knew her here, but I feel her loss tremendously. Such a wonderful and lovely lady she was.

#### awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)Another good one gone.

#### merrily

(45,251 posts)about her. Her passing must have been a great loss indeed. What a blessing that she had family with her and went peacefully, and what a blessing for us and her that she had a niece like you to let us know.

#### bvf

(6,604 posts)with her courage and her humor.

So sorry for your loss.

#### Gothmog

(142,834 posts)#### Manifestor_of_Light

(21,046 posts)#### Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)I wondered how she was doing after I posted in that thread.

Rest in peace.

#### tblue

(16,350 posts)#### gwheezie

(3,580 posts)Very sorry for your loss. I haven't been here long but I liked her.

My husband died 3 weeks after his diagnosis. It was fast but he had time to say good by. He felt he was transitioning to another place. He told me everyday the room kept filling up with more people most he didn't know. The day before he died he said there were so many people and he was going with them. He was happy and ready to go. He had already detached from this world. He kept saying this is going to be spectacular.

When I read the post from your aunt about her illness I hoped if people she didn't know showed up for her that my husband was one of them.

#### cwydro

(51,308 posts)I'm so sorry to hear this.

#### Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)And this community's as well.

#### fizzgig

(24,146 posts)i am so very sorry for your loss. peace to all those you who loved her

#### riversedge

(69,262 posts)that may have been a blessing--less pain. May you and your family find peace.

#### AngryOldDem

(14,060 posts)#### Surya Gayatri

(15,445 posts)Good that she didn't linger in pain and suffering.

#### MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)#### DFW

(53,754 posts)It's difficult to imagine going with more guts or serenity than she did.

#### babylonsister

(170,851 posts)to you and yours. Rest in peace, Aunt Em.

#### Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)#### cate94

(2,788 posts)#### bearssoapbox

(1,408 posts)I remember her last post and thought she had a great attitude.

She sounds like a fun, wonderful person.

It's so hard to lose a family member. Take care of yourself.

#### WilliamPitt

(58,179 posts)I hope when my time comes I can be half as courageous.

I am so sorry for your loss...but it also sounds like you had the distinct privilege to enjoy a truly extraordinary person.

...which brings to mind a Dr. Seuss quote that has been a comfort to me in times like this:

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

Great big for you and yours.

#### ChisolmTrailDem

(9,463 posts)#### Sarcastica

(95 posts)#### progressoid

(49,616 posts)I hope she found peace and happiness in her finals days. Love to you and your family.

#### Bettie

(15,880 posts)be gentle with yourself.

#### laundry_queen

(8,646 posts)Her and I have PMed before and she was an amazing, strong woman. She will be missed here.

#### Gemini Cat

(2,820 posts)You and your family have my deepest condolences.

#### Bossy Monkey

(15,863 posts)#### TBF

(31,870 posts)lost my grandmother to it last week as well. Your family will be in my thoughts and I am glad to hear your aunt was surrounded by family. ((Hugs))

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,003 posts)#### Puglover

(16,380 posts)FLyellowdog!

Easy passage.

#### spanone

(135,417 posts)#### ScreamingMeemie

(68,918 posts)I'll miss her. Much love to you.

#### Phentex

(16,329 posts)personal exchange back in 2012. Still have the PM in my inbox.

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family.

#### bigwillq

(72,790 posts)RIP FLyellowdog.

You will be missed.

#### Paka

(2,760 posts)I'm sporadic on this site sometimes, so I missed that last post of hers, where her joyous spirit shone through. Thank you for the link.

#### a kennedy

(29,261 posts)Condolences to you and her family.

#### cntrygrl

(356 posts)#### AllyCat

(15,872 posts)Safe passage to your dear aunt. Peace to you all as it can come.

#### Are_grits_groceries

(17,111 posts)There are never the 'right' words to say. Words sound so hollow, but I offer my thoughts and hopes that all of you find peace.

#### riqster

(13,986 posts)#### KoKo

(84,711 posts)What a brave, special person she was. You and your family will have wonderful memories of her to share for years. She will love that.

So sorry for your loss....

#### cordelia

(2,174 posts)#### magical thyme

(14,881 posts)My deepest condolences to you, libnnc, and all of Em's family and friends. I remember her final post...very inspiring.

#### blm

(112,759 posts)((FLyellowdog))

Peace to you libnc, and to all who loved this wonderful woman.

#### Sheepshank

(12,504 posts)clearly she was loved and that helped her feel contentment for the life she had.

I had missed the the thread you had linked above. What a wonderful wonderful mind she had!!

#### MrScorpio

(73,604 posts)#### Skinner

(63,645 posts)And *our* loss.

RIP FLyellowdog.

#### Stuart G

(38,229 posts)#### WillyT

(72,631 posts)Peace...

#### joeybee12

(56,177 posts)#### turbinetree

(24,564 posts)compassionate and send our condolences to you and the family

#### BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)So sorry for your family to lose such a great lady, but the memories will keep her with you.

#### silvershadow

(10,336 posts)#### sakabatou

(41,993 posts)#### Sissyk

(12,665 posts)And DU's loss. Good Thoughts to you and your family.

#### HillWilliam

(3,310 posts)My heart is broken. Your Aunt Em was a kind friend to me, a staunch ally, and one of the people who PM'd me to carry me through losing my husband. We had corresponded a long time at DU then later on FB.

All my love, friendship, and prayers go out to you and your family. I know your hearts are broken at this terrible loss.

--Screwlousse

#### dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)So very sorry for your loss, and ours.

#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)I'm so sorry to hear this today... a warm DU hug and a thank you for sharing such sad news with us

Wishing strength for all her family.

Peace, FLyellowdog

#### MADem

(135,425 posts)DU is a poorer place without her.

#### Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)#### Fla Dem

(23,155 posts)#### A-Schwarzenegger

(15,596 posts)#### LoisB

(6,867 posts)first started coming to DU.

#### gademocrat7

(10,595 posts)Rest in Peace, FLyellowdog.

#### SleeplessinSoCal

(8,852 posts)Sounds like you are in a great family.

Very sorry for our loss.

#### raven mad

(4,940 posts)She will be so missed. My sincerest wishes for you and your family's healing. Good memories are the best way forward.

#### Oilwellian

(12,647 posts)#### ladyVet

(1,587 posts)#### FloridaYellowPup

(1 post)Thank you all for the wonderful messages of support for my family as we grieve the loss of my mom, known to all of you as FLYellowDog.

She loved loved LOVED DU and all of you so much...so often I'd lurk on the forums and read in awe her skill with words, logic and reason. But mostly - it's her humor I will miss.

Today, while going through her important papers, I found copies of all of her identification cards, loyalty cards, reward cards, etc. You'll all probably giggle to know her ACLU card (she LOVED telling folks she was a card-carrying member) was right next to her Big Lots loyalty card and her Sephora beauty products card. I couldn't help but laugh. That's so Queen Mother. And of course, everything was in a lovely three-ring binder labeled "Emily's Death Notebook." Where else would it be?

Her obituary is BRILLIANT - she wrote it several weeks ago, and of course insisted on reading it OUT LOUD to my brother and I last week while she was in hospice care. Who does that? FLYellowDog does of course. Once it's been published in the local papers, I'll share it here. It's going to cost us a blue ass fortune to have it printed because it's a recap of her entire life. From twirling a baton to "Dixie" in the Miss North Carolina pageant (she's always been a non-racist version of Suzanne Sugarbaker to me - and oh, remind me to tell you sometime about my mom WEARING HER CROWN to meet Delta Burke) to retelling funny stories about her grandangels, it's the most amazing thing you'll read this year.

Though I'm not active on this site, please know she (and my dad) taught me and my children well. We bleed blue through and through. From my 9 year old daughter whose two heroes are Martin Luther King, Jr and Abraham Lincoln to my 15 year old son who stands up to bullies in his school to my nearly 19 year old daughter who is QUITE vocal on all things democratic, we will do our best to make her proud.

Thank you again for being her friends and for providing her so much great conversation and laughs. Our family appreciates it more than you know.

#### cyberswede

(26,117 posts)Very sorry for your loss, and honored that you shared your thoughts with us. She sounds like she was a wonderful person.

#### niyad

(110,955 posts)your mother with us.

peace and comfort to all her loved ones.

#### CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)Welcome to DU! I am so glad you're here to tell us about your mom and her life.

I know she's very proud of you and your wonderful first post. And your username! Very cool.

I hope you will stick around and get to know us.

Again, Welcome!

#### UrbScotty

(23,977 posts)I'd love to see her full obituary. Sounds like it's a good read!

#### handmade34

(22,753 posts)#### countryjake

(8,554 posts)And a great big thank you for coming here during such a difficult time with a beautiful response to your mama's tribute. Your post truly means so much to those in our community who will dearly miss FLyellowdog.

It is a sad sad week but the sheer brightness of Ms. Em comes shining thru with your words.

#### KMOD

(7,906 posts)I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish your entire family comfort through this painful time.

Your mom certainly was a treasure. Her obituary has gone viral. I just happened upon it, while reading news stories this morning. I do hope you share it here.

Wishing you and your family, peace, love and comfort.

#### TheNutcracker

(2,104 posts)#### renate

(13,776 posts)And it sounds like the people whom she loved and who loved her knew it. I'm very sorry for your loss.

#### Eleanors38

(18,318 posts)"Here comes the sun."

#### Quantess

(27,630 posts)May she rest in peace. I will miss her posts.

#### Kurovski

(34,655 posts)And thank you for your post.