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Colleen Lookingbill

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Colleen Jean Lookingbill

63, of San Francisco, passed away on March 30, 2014. Born in Storm Lake, Iowa, on December 3, 1950, Colleen grew up in Spencer, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Communication Arts.


In 1979, Colleen moved to San Francisco with her friends, film noir historian and poet Spencer Selby and painter Biff O'Meara. She was a poet who published two collections:  Incognita and a forgetting of.  She co-edited EtherDome Press with poet Elizabeth Robinson and curated the North Beach reading series at Canessa Gallery for most of the 90s and again in the 00s. Colleen was employed by Pacific Bell/AT&T for almost three decades. In 1993, she married Jordon Zorker.  Colleen was a longtime member of SF Insight meditation group at First Unitarian of San Francisco, as well as several women's spirituality groups.


Colleen is survived by her husband Jordon Zorker, mother Eleanor Wendlandt, brothers David, Dean, Darwin, and Duane Lookingbill, godchildren Ryan and Magdalena Frigo, and a large number of caring relatives and friends.


A celebration of Colleen's life will be held May 17 at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco from 2:30 – 5:30pm in the Chapel Room. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Colleen during her illness. Donations may be made to the University of Iowa Libraries.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 13, 2014
bullet University of Iowa
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