JEAN MAYES APRIL 11, 1941 - MAY 27, 2013. Friends and family welcome Jeannie's friends to a celebration of her life on Saturday, June 22nd, at the Friends Meetinghouse, 630 Canyon Road. A song circle at 3:30 will share Jeannie's love of music and help us prepare for the Quaker meeting for worship, 4:00. Each person who feels led by the Spirit, is invited to rise and offer a short narrative about an experience shared with Jeannie. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share during the potluck supper. At 7:00, all are invited to the Odd Fellows Hall on Cerrillos Road to honor Jeannie at the contradance. Jeannie was naturally vibrant and loving. Her life in Santa Fe included being the meetinghouse caretaker, 1989-1992, working with other contradancers to build a dance community, being a "sprout lady" in the early days of the farmers market, hiking, singing, and laughing. We remember Jeannie's passion for non-violence and work for human rights. She ate delicious fruits and vegetables, supporting her health and strength as she lived with breast cancer. Moving to Costa Rica with her husband, Ritchie, Jeannie continued her spiritual quest and delight in nature. Her daughter, son, and grandchildren shared a joyful visit with plenty of singing. Jeannie was an awesome artist and a dynamic gardener, giving her drawings and plants to many. Jeannie's life contributed to the beauty and harmony in our world.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900