Elizabeth Keir: Judy’s burial

Judy’s body was buried today on a mountain in Marin County. A small group of loved ones gathered above the valley and the grave to speak about our relationships with Judy, her final hours, her history and her family…both biological and chosen. The day was beautiful, the cemetery natural ground, the view was of other mountain tops and a school in the valley. Children were heard playing and laughing and a hawk flew over her grave. We hugged one another, we who for years had met at Seders and birthday parties, and most recently at Judy’s mother’s memorial service. We covered her coffin with soil, the sound louder than I had imagined, never to be forgotten. Judy’s spirit is truly free now.

A community wide service is planned for the end of October. No date is yet set.


Elizabeth Keir


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