Date of Event: Saturday, Dec 31 - The first round of public consultation took place from September - December 2016. The outcomes of this process are now available for public review in the document What We Heard, which can be found at the link above.
Clarissa, November 2016. Photo by son, Kahlil Hudson.
This is not Clarissa writing this, but her daughter, Ursala. On October 14th our mother was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. At that time she was bed-ridden for at least 23 hours per day. On October 19th I flew to her Tulsa studio apartment, packed her up, and we drove back to Pagosa Springs. On November 1st we visited with an oncologist in Durango who told my mother that she might have a few weeks to several months to live. During the month of November my siblings, Lily and Kahlil, took turns caring for our mother with an optimistic, vigorous cancer-fighting health regimen in our family home. On December 2nd her organs truly began to fail, and at 12:30AM on December 7th she left this world.
We will be celebrating and honoring our mother’s life with a potluck on Saturday, December 17th from 4 to 7 PM in Pagosa Springs, Colorado at Rez Hill Grill at 158 Hot Springs Boulevard, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. **NOTE** the venue has changed from the previous location due to severe weather conditions!
Tidal Echoes is Southeast Alaska’s annual Literary and Arts Journal that is published through the University of Alaska Southeast. We publish prose, poetry, paintings, drawings, photography, and ceramics. We are currently open for submissions from all Southeast Alaskan residents until our December … Continue reading →