Thank you, Hester…

 

Hester, as I think of her...

Sadly, one of the pillars of our SF Bay organizing community passed away on April 7, 2012.  Hester Lox, 61, died of cancer within a month of being diagnosed.  Partly a victim of our absurd healthcare system, she could not afford to get to the doctor early on, and by the time she did, it was too late.

Hester befriended me almost immediately upon my arrival at an East Bay organizers meeting.  Full of good cheer and wonderful advice, she remained my “sage” within the community.  There was no question she would not give a thoughtful and lengthy response to.  She never turned anyone away who needed help.

Hester loved organizing more than anyone I have ever met, including me. And she loved helping her clients.  Finding solutions to the toughest problems, or working with people who had great difficulty understanding the principles of organizing were her specialties.  There simply was no problem that she wouldn’t try and find a solution for.

Godspeed, Hester.  You are sorely missed already.

 


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