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Ruby the Liberal

(26,211 posts)
Sat Dec 26, 2015, 10:52 AM Dec 2015


I am heartbroken to report that Karyn has passed.

In sharing her journey, she had an extraordinary ability to seek out and focus on the positives and live each day to the fullest. Her words often quieted my spirit and helped me refocus priorities, as I am sure they did for most of us here.

May her family and friends find peace and strength in this most difficult time.

Namaste, Karyn. Cross gently.

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KaryninMiami (Original Post) Ruby the Liberal Dec 2015 OP
She was so brave. I'm very sorry to... YvonneCa Dec 2015 #1
She really did, Ruby. Karyn was a gem. She reached out beyond her own pain to help others. Solly Mack Dec 2015 #2
Moment of silence Tab Dec 2015 #3
.... 840high Dec 2015 #4
. . niyad Dec 2015 #5
... Live and Learn Dec 2015 #6
........... dixiegrrrrl Dec 2015 #7
RIP Karyn passiveporcupine Dec 2015 #8
RIP and .... wordpix Feb 2016 #17
... irisblue Dec 2015 #9
... spanone Dec 2015 #10
so sad to to hear that Douglas Carpenter Dec 2015 #11
Oh no, babylonsister Dec 2015 #12
Just checking in to the forum and I am so sorry to read this news ... slipslidingaway Jan 2016 #13
.............. onethatcares Jan 2016 #14
Condolences to the family. She faced cancer with guts sinkingfeeling Jan 2016 #15
Heartbroken... and grateful pat_k Jan 2016 #16

Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)
2. She really did, Ruby. Karyn was a gem. She reached out beyond her own pain to help others.
Sat Dec 26, 2015, 01:16 PM
Dec 2015

I was lucky to have known her.


(11,093 posts)
3. Moment of silence
Sat Dec 26, 2015, 02:28 PM
Dec 2015

both out of respect and for me to collect my thoughts.

Karyn always had a good word to say, we PM'd occasionally, and I know it was getting particularly tough for her, but she always had a smile in her writing.

You're at peace now; thank you for what you contributed to the world and the group.




(21,210 posts)
13. Just checking in to the forum and I am so sorry to read this news ...
Fri Jan 1, 2016, 01:52 AM
Jan 2016

she touched my heart with her courage.

May all those struggling with this disease first find hope and if not find peace and may her loved ones not suffer too much but remember her sprit for life.


(9,313 posts)
16. Heartbroken... and grateful
Sun Jan 24, 2016, 06:00 PM
Jan 2016

I am so grateful that Karyn touched my life. In particular, I will always treasure the time Dusty ("Senator" on DU) and I shared with Karyn and Andy at the "Gathering to Save Our Democracy" in Nashville back in 2005.

When she responded to my post about Dusty's death, Karyn wrote "I have to believe that not only did Dusty have a terrific reunion with Andy- but I'll bet they are gonna team up and help us win this election." That was back in 2012. In her tribute to Andy, she wrote "He was an extraordinary person, a hero of democracy and a wonderful friend. Knowing that he is now free of the pain that had taken over his body these past few months it is a comfort to know that he is free now and has left it all behind."

Words are failing me, so I borrow hers. I have to believe that not only did Karyn, Dusty, and Andy have a terrific reunion, but that they are going to team up and help us with this election. She was an extraordinary person, a hero of democracy, and a wonderful friend. I take comfort in knowing she is free of the pain she suffered, and am thankful that she gained some measure of normalcy -- even if only for a short time -- before the end. ("Still here and feeling good" Nov 10, 2015)

I love you Karyn.

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