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The Black Dahlia

Postby draclvr » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:05 pm

It is with great sadness that I tell you that The Black Dahlia passed away this morning. She had severe pulmonary fibrosis and had been living in an assisted living facility since October. I spoke to her by phone about 2 or 3 weeks ago and she could barely speak then and knew she didn't have long. Her son just notified us - me and Rosaboobie - a few minutes ago.

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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Val » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:54 pm

Rest In Peace, dear BD. At last no more suffering. You will be missed.

My sincere condolences to her son and family.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby LadyKestrel » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:24 pm

Ah, this makes me so sad. She was such a lovely lady and will be sorely missed here. Her son and family have my deepest sympathy.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Stella » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:47 pm

We will miss you, but never forget you Black Dahlia.
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Postby Lucien21 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:10 am

That's very sad. RIP Dahlia, you will be missed.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:41 am

Such very sad news - Drac and I have communicated daily with Donna for many many years, and for sure she will be sadly missed. Such a lovely lady and I am so very glad she made the move last year to VA to be near her family.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby JKEerie » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:37 am

Very sad news. Godspeed, BD...into the arms of the angels. My deepest sympathies to her family and to you Drac and Rosy, who never let her feel she was forgotten.
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Postby StarLite » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:03 am

This is indeed a sad day. I'm so sorry to hear this news. May Dahlia rest in peace in that Mystery Manor in the sky. Sympathies to her family. She was a lovely person who will be missed :(
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Phlebas » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:41 am

Sad news. Praying peace for her and comfort for her family.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Diat60 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:02 am

Sorry to hear such sad news. I had been wondering how she was. It's good to think that she'd had a very long life with her beloved birds and was able to live where she wanted, doing what she wanted. Much to envy there. She will not be forgotten.

If there are any photos of her, perhaps you could post one or two.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby draclvr » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:24 am

This is the only one I can find. It's her Facebook profile picture. It was taken about 5 years ago when she finally retired at age 87 from teaching at a local college in California. Donna had begun a steep decline in her health about 3 years ago - she was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. She struggled to continue living on her own until last winter when Rosaboobie and I moved heaven and earth to get her to finally reach out to her son on the east coast for help. We feared on a daily basis that she would die in her home alone and no one would find her because she had isolated herself so completely. He moved her out with his family and they tried to help her adjust - even bringing her birds with her. But it was just not to be as her health continued to deteriorate to the point where they had to move her to an assisted living facility in October.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Rosaboobie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:33 pm

That is a lovely photo of Donna - I sure hope I look as good as that at age 87, but I doubt it lol.
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby mbday630 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:14 pm

RIP Black Dahlia. I hope her family finds peace and comfort in that she lived a full life, full of love for people and her birds. I do hope I look that good at 87. Heck, I don't look that good now!
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby StarLite » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:07 am

Wow, she was a beauty. She will be dearly missed indeed
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Re: The Black Dahlia

Postby Diat60 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks for posting the picture, Drac. It's nice to be able to put a face with a name, especially when many of us felt we "knew" her. She looked like a lady with a zest for life.

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