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Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:15 PM Jul 2016

We lost a good Bernie supporter and DUer Friday morning [View all]

My dear friend, BuelahWitch succumbed to cancer early Friday morning. My husband and I came to know her in the past six months when she chimed in on one of his Facebook posts supporting Bernie. Come to find out, we lived in the same town. She was in a nursing home, and had been there for about a year and a half, struggling with terminal cancer. She was 53.

We chatted with her often via Facebook and eventually set up a time to meet for lunch. It became a bi-weekly ritual. What a sweet, amazing woman she was - so full of "spit and vinegar" as my grandfather would say and sharp as a tack. We talked often about Bernie, DU, and JPR and posters here and there that she loved and followed religiously.

When she told me she had contacted hospice and was under their care, I started to cry. She said, "Oh no, don't be sad." Her concern was for me, not for herself. That's how she lived her life, with hope, joy and compassion.

BuelahWitch had no family and only Facebook friends. In a final, amazing act of selflessness and kindness, she donated her body to science.

She didn't post much, but she read DU daily. If you are so inclined, please send a thought, good vibe, or benevolent thought her way. She was one of the best of us.

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... TDale313 Jul 2016 #1
Farewell BuelahWitch and Thank You Donkees Jul 2016 #2
Thank you, Donkees MissDeeds Jul 2016 #4
See you on the other side! realmirage Jul 2016 #3
Rest in peace, BuelahWitch stage left Jul 2016 #5
so glad you reached out to her NJCher Jul 2016 #6
+ 1000 n/t Peregrine Took Jul 2016 #7
Thank you Cher MissDeeds Jul 2016 #8
When people pass they can reach out to those who touched or were touched by them. senz Jul 2016 #13
Thanks for the kind words, senz MissDeeds Jul 2016 #19
Your heart knows BuelahWitch wasn't alone Donkees Jul 2016 #15
Such beautiful words, Donkees MissDeeds Jul 2016 #20
... Phlem Jul 2016 #9
I will send good vibes her way Lifelong Protester Jul 2016 #10
R.I.P. HoosierRadical Jul 2016 #11
What a beautiful tribute, very moving. It's good to know, and great that you connected with her. JudyM Jul 2016 #12
Rest In Peace, BeulahWitch senz Jul 2016 #14
RIP, BuelahWitch... ms liberty Jul 2016 #16
thank you for being there to ease her passing. mopinko Jul 2016 #17
Cross gently. We will miss you. Autumn Jul 2016 #18
I'm so sorry... MrMickeysMom Jul 2016 #21
Tears. riderinthestorm Jul 2016 #22
Thanks, riderinthestorm MissDeeds Jul 2016 #23
Thanks for letting us all know. Wilms Jul 2016 #24
I am so very sorry for your loss--and ours. Thank you for telling us. merrily Jul 2016 #25
Thanks so much merrily MissDeeds Jul 2016 #26
Peace as she soars into the light Equinox Moon Jul 2016 #27
. LWolf Jul 2016 #28
Thank you, BuelahWitch... TeeYiYi Jul 2016 #29
Thanks for sharing this with us ornotna Jul 2016 #30
I am so sorry to read this. Kali Aug 2016 #31
My deepest sympathy Arazi Aug 2016 #32
. DianaForRussFeingold Aug 2016 #33
Thank you BuelahWitch for adding to our movement! TheKentuckian Aug 2016 #34
So sorry you lost a true friend, and in her prime. Fla Dem Aug 2016 #35
Rest in peace, Beulah Witch Hekate Aug 2016 #36
I'm so very sorry for your loss. MerryBlooms Aug 2016 #37
This got me to log on after over 2 months being gone from here. blackspade Aug 2016 #38
I am sorry I missed getting to know her...she sounds like a great lady. samnsara Mar 2017 #39
I am sorry to hear of this. beam me up scottie Mar 2017 #40
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