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libnnc

(9,996 posts)
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:46 PM Mar 2015

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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Update on DUer FLyellowdog (Original Post) libnnc Mar 2015 OP
I am so sorry for your loss etherealtruth Mar 2015 #1
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #70
My deepest condolences for your family's loss. greatauntoftriplets Mar 2015 #2
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #71
. LWolf Mar 2015 #3
Been in and out of tears all day. Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #72
Sorry for your loss. pintobean Mar 2015 #4
Thanks for the hugs. libnnc Mar 2015 #73
So sorry! Kaleva Mar 2015 #5
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #74
She was so very brave OKNancy Mar 2015 #6
Thank you. She was indeed brave. Wonderful woman. libnnc Mar 2015 #75
I am so sorry, thank you for letting us know. Go in peace Em, you were a good one. uppityperson Mar 2015 #7
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #76
I'm so sorry for your loss... one_voice Mar 2015 #8
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #77
Very sorry for your loss. Kingofalldems Mar 2015 #9
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #78
Very sorry to hear this. boston bean Mar 2015 #10
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #79
Thanks for sharing - Liver cancer gives you very little time malaise Mar 2015 #11
Thank you malaise. libnnc Mar 2015 #81
RIP FLyellowdog AwakeAtLast Mar 2015 #12
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #82
... shenmue Mar 2015 #13
Thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #83
So very sorry for your loss! cyberswede Mar 2015 #14
Thank you. She was remarkable. libnnc Mar 2015 #84
Aw jeez. I missed the other thread. Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2015 #15
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #86
Tears here. I remember that post. Thank you so much for the update riderinthestorm Mar 2015 #16
Thank you very much. libnnc Mar 2015 #87
FLyellowdog... Dont call me Shirley Mar 2015 #17
Thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #88
Tears... sheshe2 Mar 2015 #18
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #89
I lost two near and dear recently. sheshe2 Mar 2015 #99
Oh..... Laurian Mar 2015 #19
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #90
This is such sad news. femmocrat Mar 2015 #20
Thank you. Whenever she talked about DU, she just beamed. libnnc Mar 2015 #91
So sorry--that post got to me. panader0 Mar 2015 #21
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #92
I'm so sorry... snacker Mar 2015 #22
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #93
We are thinking of you and your family. Her last post was awe-inspiring. Shrike47 Mar 2015 #23
Thanks s much, she was a special lady. libnnc Mar 2015 #95
I'm so sorry for your loss. marym625 Mar 2015 #24
That is very kind. Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #96
So sorry for your loss. Skidmore Mar 2015 #25
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #97
rest in glory dear one irisblue Mar 2015 #26
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #98
... 2naSalit Mar 2015 #27
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #102
My deepest sympathies Liberalynn Mar 2015 #28
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #103
... Bobbie Jo Mar 2015 #29
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #105
I am so sorry. MannyGoldstein Mar 2015 #30
Thank you Manny. libnnc Mar 2015 #107
Oh my RobertEarl Mar 2015 #31
Thank you very much. libnnc Mar 2015 #108
Your Aunt was a beautiful soul. KMOD Mar 2015 #32
That is very kind. Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #109
Awesome person. Condolences to you, friends, and fam alcibiades_mystery Mar 2015 #33
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #110
My heart is with you and yours. myrna minx Mar 2015 #34
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #116
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Thanks for letting us know, for we share your grief... Hekate Mar 2015 #35
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #117
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family cal04 Mar 2015 #36
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #118
Peace to her and your family. Thank you for the update, I recall her post. So sorry, great lady. appalachiablue Mar 2015 #37
Thank you very much. libnnc Mar 2015 #119
My sincere condolences to you and your family. nc4bo Mar 2015 #38
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #120
may she be at peace heaven05 Mar 2015 #39
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #121
may she rest in peace. May her family have peace rurallib Mar 2015 #40
Thanks so much, she was a special lady. libnnc Mar 2015 #122
.... Laffy Kat Mar 2015 #41
Oh, I'm so sorry. Cleita Mar 2015 #42
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #124
. Karmadillo Mar 2015 #43
... alittlelark Mar 2015 #44
Very sorry to hear this. TwilightGardener Mar 2015 #45
So sorry, I'll light a candle here in FL ... CaptainTruth Mar 2015 #46
...... daleanime Mar 2015 #47
Yup- I remember that post. When my time comes, I hope I have the same sass, class, and spirit. NBachers Mar 2015 #48
Truly a blueprint AwakeAtLast Mar 2015 #192
Rest in Peace FLyellowdog Dems to Win Mar 2015 #49
so very sorry for your loss. peace and comfort to all who love her. she will be sorely missed here niyad Mar 2015 #50
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #129
Much sympathy to you and the family. JohnnyLib2 Mar 2015 #51
Thank you very much. libnnc Mar 2015 #130
Really sorry for your loss. Still In Wisconsin Mar 2015 #52
Thanks s much, she was a special lady. libnnc Mar 2015 #131
DU meet up at the next level Omaha Steve Mar 2015 #53
Thanks Steve. libnnc Mar 2015 #132
So sorry for all of us, you and your family most of all...nt dorkzilla Mar 2015 #54
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #133
I'm so sorry for your loss, libnnc. City Lights Mar 2015 #55
Thanks for the hugs. Much needed. libnnc Mar 2015 #134
Please extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of FLyellowdog. Octafish Mar 2015 #56
Thank you Octafish. That means a lot. libnnc Mar 2015 #135
... ismnotwasm Mar 2015 #57
... Gidney N Cloyd Mar 2015 #58
Aw damn. She was so clear-eyed and grounded while facing what she knew she was facing. calimary Mar 2015 #59
Thank you calimary. She was remarkable. I will miss her forever. libnnc Mar 2015 #137
My deepest condolences. 840high Mar 2015 #60
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #139
Oh, I am so very sorry libnnc MissDeeds Mar 2015 #61
Thank you MissDeeds. Very kind words. Much appreciated. libnnc Mar 2015 #140
I remember her OP and was amazed at how brave and cheerful she was. sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #62
I'm still in shock at how quickly it progressed. libnnc Mar 2015 #141
So very sorry for you and your family's loss still_one Mar 2015 #63
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #144
You hve my sympathies, I am sorry for your loss Lifelong Protester Mar 2015 #64
Thanks so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #145
I'm so very, very sorry. I will miss her. catbyte Mar 2015 #65
Thank you. Hugs much appreciated. libnnc Mar 2015 #146
My condolences to you and your family. HeiressofBickworth Mar 2015 #66
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #147
Her last post was beautiful and memorable.. mountain grammy Mar 2015 #67
Thank you. She was amazing. libnnc Mar 2015 #148
I'm so sorry for your loss. liberal_at_heart Mar 2015 #68
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #149
I'm very sorry. lumberjack_jeff Mar 2015 #69
Thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #150
I'm so sorry for your loss. Blue_In_AK Mar 2015 #80
Thank you Blue libnnc Mar 2015 #151
She will be very much missed. Warpy Mar 2015 #85
She was one in a million Warpy. Thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #152
I'm so sorry to hear this! herding cats Mar 2015 #94
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #153
... Skittles Mar 2015 #100
Thanks Skittles. I wish you could kick cancer's ass for me. libnnc Mar 2015 #101
I hear you Skittles Mar 2015 #106
This is heartbreaking passiveporcupine Mar 2015 #104
She was the best. I can't imagine this world without her. Thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #159
Thank you.... kentuck Mar 2015 #111
I will miss her always. Thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #161
My condolences... The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2015 #112
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #162
Thank you for coming here to tell us. I read her last posting, especially the one with her chances, freshwest Mar 2015 #113
Thanks so much. I have many wonderful memories. libnnc Mar 2015 #163
terrible glinda Mar 2015 #114
The timeline was frighteningly fast but in reality a blessing. I just can't believe she's gone. libnnc Mar 2015 #164
So sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was an amazing person. stevenleser Mar 2015 #115
She was the diva to end all divas. In a good way. libnnc Mar 2015 #166
My condolences to you and your family Tom Ripley Mar 2015 #123
Thank you. libnnc Mar 2015 #167
My sympathy to you and the rest of her family. kiva Mar 2015 #125
Many thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #168
Dang...she had less than a month JimDandy Mar 2015 #126
She was able to say goodbye to those she loved. It was very fast. libnnc Mar 2015 #170
So sorry to see this. MuseRider Mar 2015 #127
Thank you. She was a force and so funny and smart. She loved everyone here. libnnc Mar 2015 #172
So very sorry for your loss. greatlaurel Mar 2015 #128
Thank yo so much. libnnc Mar 2015 #173
I am so sorry to see this. My sincere condolences on your loss. May she rest in peace. Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2015 #136
Many thanks. libnnc Mar 2015 #174
So saddened to hear of the passing of this gentle lady. lpbk2713 Mar 2015 #138
I'm so sorry A Little Weird Mar 2015 #142
So sorry to hear this libnnc Greybnk48 Mar 2015 #143
May she rest in peace. lovemydog Mar 2015 #154
I'm so sorry Algernon Moncrieff Mar 2015 #155
Beauty, class, and grace. brer cat Mar 2015 #156
((hugs)) Starry Messenger Mar 2015 #157
I did not know your aunt but she sounds really wonderful thecrow Mar 2015 #158
My deepest condolences, libnnc. Your Aunt Em will be sorely missed here. BlueCaliDem Mar 2015 #160
I'm so sorry she couldn't stay longer ... sunnystarr Mar 2015 #165
I am so very sorry, libnnc~ Mahalo for your beautiful tribute to your Aunt Em.. Cha Mar 2015 #169
I'm so sorry for your loss. Unknown Beatle Mar 2015 #171
I will miss her. LiberalAndProud Mar 2015 #175
god damned awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #176
Her farewell OP showed many of the same things about her as your OP says merrily Mar 2015 #177
She touched me bvf Mar 2015 #178
May she rest in peace Gothmog Mar 2015 #179
I'm sorry for your loss. Manifestor_of_Light Mar 2015 #180
Thank you so much for letting us know. Hissyspit Mar 2015 #181
Very sorry to hear it. tblue Mar 2015 #182
Glad I got to know her on du gwheezie Mar 2015 #183
Condolences. cwydro Mar 2015 #184
Deeply sorry for you and your family's loss. Warren DeMontague Mar 2015 #185
rest easy, aunt em fizzgig Mar 2015 #186
Gosh -she seemed to go fast--but riversedge Mar 2015 #187
My deepest sympathies. AngryOldDem Mar 2015 #188
Condolences to family and friends. Surya Gayatri Mar 2015 #189
Heartbreaking. I'm so sorry... my condolences to your and your family. MerryBlooms Mar 2015 #190
I remember that last post of hers DFW Mar 2015 #191
Awww, my heartfelt condolences babylonsister Mar 2015 #193
Cross gently, FLyellowdog... Cooley Hurd Mar 2015 #194
I am so very sorry cate94 Mar 2015 #195
I'm so sorry for your loss. bearssoapbox Mar 2015 #196
That post of hers was one of the bravest things I have ever read anywhere, ever. WilliamPitt Mar 2015 #197
I'll enthusiastically second this, Will. My condolences to those who loved FLyellowdog. nt ChisolmTrailDem Mar 2015 #231
Prayers for peace and strength. Sarcastica Mar 2015 #198
Am so sorry for your loss. progressoid Mar 2015 #199
Sorry for your loss Bettie Mar 2015 #200
I'm so very sorry for your loss laundry_queen Mar 2015 #201
I am sorry for your loss. Gemini Cat Mar 2015 #202
So very sorry. All sympathies to you and to all her family. n/t Bossy Monkey Mar 2015 #203
Well f*ck cancer anyway ~ TBF Mar 2015 #204
I'm very sorry for the loss of FLyellowdog to her loving family. sinkingfeeling Mar 2015 #205
RIP Puglover Mar 2015 #206
k&r.... :( spanone Mar 2015 #207
There is never anything anyone can say... ScreamingMeemie Mar 2015 #208
So sorry to hear this! I had one Phentex Mar 2015 #209
How sad. bigwillq Mar 2015 #210
So sorry for your loss. Paka Mar 2015 #211
Sooooooooo sorry for losing her. a kennedy Mar 2015 #212
I'm so sorry for your loss. She will certainly be missed. Prayers sent. cntrygrl Mar 2015 #213
So sorry to hear this libnnc. AllyCat Mar 2015 #214
So sorry. Are_grits_groceries Mar 2015 #215
Thank you, and condolences. riqster Mar 2015 #216
I remember her post... KoKo Mar 2015 #217
Deepest condolences to all who knew and loved your aunt. cordelia Mar 2015 #218
godspeed, FLyellowdog... magical thyme Mar 2015 #219
I feel numb - I never saw her post till now. blm Mar 2015 #220
I a so very very sorry for you and your whole family...beautiful tribute Sheepshank Mar 2015 #221
. hunter Mar 2015 #222
May FLyellowdog rest in power MrScorpio Mar 2015 #223
I am so sorry for your loss. Skinner Mar 2015 #224
Sorry ... Stuart G Mar 2015 #225
:( :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: WillyT Mar 2015 #226
I'm so sorry...thoughts are with you and your family joeybee12 Mar 2015 #227
WE are turbinetree Mar 2015 #228
She sounds like a wonderful person BrotherIvan Mar 2015 #229
RIP FLyellowdog. My thoughts and prayers are with the survivors. nt silvershadow Mar 2015 #230
:( sakabatou Mar 2015 #232
I am so sorry for your loss, libnnc! Sissyk Mar 2015 #233
I saw the post on FB this morning HillWilliam Mar 2015 #234
Such lovely description of her. dixiegrrrrl Mar 2015 #235
All my sympathies to you & every one of Em's loved ones countryjake Mar 2015 #236
Heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of her family and friends. MADem Mar 2015 #237
omg. i missed the feb post. so sorry to hear of her passing Liberal_in_LA Mar 2015 #238
So very sorry for your and her families loss. Her last post was inspirational. Fla Dem Mar 2015 #239
A very bright and cheerful soul... A-Schwarzenegger Mar 2015 #240
Truly, truly sorry to hear this. She was one of the posters I watched for when I LoisB Mar 2015 #241
Condolences on the loss of your dear Aunt Em. gademocrat7 Mar 2015 #242
So thoughtful of you to pass along your sad news. SleeplessinSoCal Mar 2015 #243
The other side has gained another wonderful smile and huge heart. raven mad Mar 2015 #244
My deepest sympathies n/t Oilwellian Mar 2015 #245
What a lovely tribute to your aunt. Peace to her friends and family. nt ladyVet Mar 2015 #246
My mom - DUer FLyellowdog FloridaYellowPup Mar 2015 #247
What a lovely tribute. cyberswede Mar 2015 #248
welcome officially to du, and thank you for sharing some of those lovely memories of niyad Mar 2015 #249
My dear FloridaYellowPup! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2015 #250
Hugs, dear FloridaYellowPup. UrbScotty Mar 2015 #252
*hugs* handmade34 Mar 2015 #254
Oh sweetie, sending warm hugs & much love to you & yours! countryjake Mar 2015 #255
FloridaYellowPup, KMOD Apr 2015 #258
Godspeed! TheNutcracker Mar 2015 #251
she was awesome renate Mar 2015 #253
So very sorry. Try to remember Gregory Peck's words after the hurricane passed in The Yearling... Eleanors38 Mar 2015 #256
I'm so sorry to hear it! Quantess Mar 2015 #257
Condolences. Kurovski Jul 2015 #259

malaise

(266,746 posts)
11. Thanks for sharing - Liver cancer gives you very little time
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:52 PM
Mar 2015

Deepest sympathy to you and the rest of FLyellowdog's family and friends

libnnc

(9,996 posts)
81. Thank you malaise.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:08 PM
Mar 2015

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

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
16. Tears here. I remember that post. Thank you so much for the update
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:56 PM
Mar 2015

Deepest sympathy for your (and our) loss.

Em

sheshe2

(82,790 posts)
99. I lost two near and dear recently.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:27 PM
Mar 2015

Within weeks of each other. I feel your pain and will cry with you, linnc.

marym625

(17,997 posts)
24. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 08:08 PM
Mar 2015

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.

 

RobertEarl

(13,685 posts)
31. Oh my
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 08:11 PM
Mar 2015

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.

 

KMOD

(7,906 posts)
32. Your Aunt was a beautiful soul.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 08:11 PM
Mar 2015

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.

rurallib

(62,291 posts)
40. may she rest in peace. May her family have peace
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 08:37 PM
Mar 2015

and wonderful memories.
Thank you for letting us share in her life.

NBachers

(16,829 posts)
48. Yup- I remember that post. When my time comes, I hope I have the same sass, class, and spirit.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:13 PM
Mar 2015

Well Done, FLyellowdog, well done.

niyad

(110,955 posts)
50. so very sorry for your loss. peace and comfort to all who love her. she will be sorely missed here
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:15 PM
Mar 2015

JohnnyLib2

(11,201 posts)
51. Much sympathy to you and the family.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:17 PM
Mar 2015

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

Octafish

(55,745 posts)
56. Please extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of FLyellowdog.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:23 PM
Mar 2015

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.

calimary

(80,155 posts)
59. Aw damn. She was so clear-eyed and grounded while facing what she knew she was facing.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:36 PM
Mar 2015
"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."


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

Safe passage, high flight, peaceful sleep FLyellowdog!

 

MissDeeds

(7,499 posts)
61. Oh, I am so very sorry libnnc
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:38 PM
Mar 2015

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.

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
62. I remember her OP and was amazed at how brave and cheerful she was.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:45 PM
Mar 2015

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)
141. I'm still in shock at how quickly it progressed.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:15 PM
Mar 2015

Never expected it to go down like this. Thank you.

mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)
67. Her last post was beautiful and memorable..
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:57 PM
Mar 2015

My deepest sympathies to the family of the "best beauty queen ever."

libnnc

(9,996 posts)
101. Thanks Skittles. I wish you could kick cancer's ass for me.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:35 PM
Mar 2015

I hate it and it scares me. This was so freaking fast.

passiveporcupine

(8,175 posts)
104. This is heartbreaking
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:36 PM
Mar 2015

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.

kentuck

(110,859 posts)
111. Thank you....
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:39 PM
Mar 2015

FLyellowdog...

For your service to our community and our country.

We will miss her.

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
113. Thank you for coming here to tell us. I read her last posting, especially the one with her chances,
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:46 PM
Mar 2015
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)))))

glinda

(14,807 posts)
114. terrible
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:48 PM
Mar 2015

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.

 

Tom Ripley

(4,945 posts)
123. My condolences to you and your family
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:58 PM
Mar 2015

she was a dear woman loved by many and will be greatly missed

JimDandy

(7,318 posts)
126. Dang...she had less than a month
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:02 PM
Mar 2015

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)
170. She was able to say goodbye to those she loved. It was very fast.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:20 AM
Mar 2015

I did not expect it to happen so quickly.

MuseRider

(34,018 posts)
127. So sorry to see this.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:05 PM
Mar 2015

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.

greatlaurel

(2,004 posts)
128. So very sorry for your loss.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:07 PM
Mar 2015

FLyellowdog was an outstanding member of DU. She will be greatly missed. I will keep her family in mind.

Please accept my condolences.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
136. I am so sorry to see this. My sincere condolences on your loss. May she rest in peace.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:11 PM
Mar 2015

I will miss seeing her avatar and posts one here.

lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)
138. So saddened to hear of the passing of this gentle lady.
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:12 PM
Mar 2015



Condolences to you, the rest of her loving family and her many friends.


Greybnk48

(10,132 posts)
143. So sorry to hear this libnnc
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:38 PM
Mar 2015

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.

brer cat

(24,062 posts)
156. Beauty, class, and grace.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:10 AM
Mar 2015

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.



thecrow

(5,519 posts)
158. I did not know your aunt but she sounds really wonderful
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:13 AM
Mar 2015

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)
160. My deepest condolences, libnnc. Your Aunt Em will be sorely missed here.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:14 AM
Mar 2015

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)
165. I'm so sorry she couldn't stay longer ...
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:17 AM
Mar 2015

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)
169. I am so very sorry, libnnc~ Mahalo for your beautiful tribute to your Aunt Em..
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:19 AM
Mar 2015

[font color=blue]Flyellowdog is such a force for Inspiration..[/font]


LiberalAndProud

(12,799 posts)
175. I will miss her.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:26 AM
Mar 2015

I only knew her here, but I feel her loss tremendously. Such a wonderful and lovely lady she was.

merrily

(45,251 posts)
177. Her farewell OP showed many of the same things about her as your OP says
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:34 AM
Mar 2015

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.

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
181. Thank you so much for letting us know.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:51 AM
Mar 2015

I wondered how she was doing after I posted in that thread.

Rest in peace.

gwheezie

(3,580 posts)
183. Glad I got to know her on du
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:30 AM
Mar 2015

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.

riversedge

(69,262 posts)
187. Gosh -she seemed to go fast--but
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 03:51 AM
Mar 2015

that may have been a blessing--less pain. May you and your family find peace.

DFW

(53,754 posts)
191. I remember that last post of hers
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:50 AM
Mar 2015

It's difficult to imagine going with more guts or serenity than she did.

bearssoapbox

(1,408 posts)
196. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:38 AM
Mar 2015

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)
197. That post of hers was one of the bravest things I have ever read anywhere, ever.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:45 AM
Mar 2015

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.

progressoid

(49,616 posts)
199. Am so sorry for your loss.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:45 AM
Mar 2015

I hope she found peace and happiness in her finals days. Love to you and your family.

laundry_queen

(8,646 posts)
201. I'm so very sorry for your loss
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:57 AM
Mar 2015

Her and I have PMed before and she was an amazing, strong woman. She will be missed here.

TBF

(31,870 posts)
204. Well f*ck cancer anyway ~
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:33 AM
Mar 2015

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))

Phentex

(16,329 posts)
209. So sorry to hear this! I had one
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:06 AM
Mar 2015

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.

Paka

(2,760 posts)
211. So sorry for your loss.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:20 AM
Mar 2015

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.

Are_grits_groceries

(17,111 posts)
215. So sorry.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:44 AM
Mar 2015

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.

KoKo

(84,711 posts)
217. I remember her post...
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:56 AM
Mar 2015

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....

 

magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
219. godspeed, FLyellowdog...
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:07 AM
Mar 2015


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)
220. I feel numb - I never saw her post till now.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:10 AM
Mar 2015

((FLyellowdog))

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

 

Sheepshank

(12,504 posts)
221. I a so very very sorry for you and your whole family...beautiful tribute
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:11 AM
Mar 2015

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!!

BrotherIvan

(9,126 posts)
229. She sounds like a wonderful person
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 11:47 AM
Mar 2015

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

HillWilliam

(3,310 posts)
234. I saw the post on FB this morning
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 12:37 PM
Mar 2015

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

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
236. All my sympathies to you & every one of Em's loved ones
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:59 PM
Mar 2015

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)
237. Heartbreaking. My deepest sympathies to you and the rest of her family and friends.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:14 PM
Mar 2015

DU is a poorer place without her.

LoisB

(6,867 posts)
241. Truly, truly sorry to hear this. She was one of the posters I watched for when I
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:41 PM
Mar 2015

first started coming to DU.

SleeplessinSoCal

(8,852 posts)
243. So thoughtful of you to pass along your sad news.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:28 PM
Mar 2015

Sounds like you are in a great family.

Very sorry for our loss.

raven mad

(4,940 posts)
244. The other side has gained another wonderful smile and huge heart.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:08 PM
Mar 2015

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

247. My mom - DUer FLyellowdog
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:58 PM
Mar 2015

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)
248. What a lovely tribute.
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:13 PM
Mar 2015

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)
249. welcome officially to du, and thank you for sharing some of those lovely memories of
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:43 PM
Mar 2015

your mother with us.

peace and comfort to all her loved ones.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
250. My dear FloridaYellowPup!
Thu Mar 26, 2015, 09:43 PM
Mar 2015

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!

countryjake

(8,554 posts)
255. Oh sweetie, sending warm hugs & much love to you & yours!
Fri Mar 27, 2015, 02:45 PM
Mar 2015


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)
258. FloridaYellowPup,
Tue Apr 7, 2015, 12:05 PM
Apr 2015

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.

renate

(13,776 posts)
253. she was awesome
Fri Mar 27, 2015, 12:12 AM
Mar 2015

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)
256. So very sorry. Try to remember Gregory Peck's words after the hurricane passed in The Yearling...
Fri Mar 27, 2015, 02:56 PM
Mar 2015

"Here comes the sun."

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