Of Boulder, CO, formerly of Santa Rosa, CA, died of lung cancer on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. She was 69. Ro was a true lover of movies, music, friends, family, travel, and social justice. Ro was a student at UC Berkeley in the 60's, received her under-graduate degree from UCLA and an MSW from NYU. An outspoken advocate for peace and equal rights for all, Ro was a custody evaluator in the California Bay Area and made numerous trips to Southeast Asia to help those in need. Ro was also a founding member of Resonance Women's Chorus of Boulder. She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Turer Dormody, son-in-law Jonathan Dormody, two beloved grandsons - Eliott and Ben, her wonderful dog Arlo, and many dear friends. Contributions may be made in her name to either KGNU Radio or A New Day Cambodia. We will miss our dear sweet Mamie.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from July 9 to July 10, 2013