What a shock! Like Bonnie Knight, I am stunned. I knew her since
the 80s. We'd meet for the LFSG (Living Foods Support Group)
potluck meeting at her house in the Sunset. Of all the offerings,
hers were the best, and she would always prepare many different
dishes. She was such a great raw foods chef, and of course a great
host. She'd always invite everyone to go hiking and to gather
seaweed, always making one feel welcome. I remember sometimes she
would walk me out to my car when I was leaving, and we'd stand there
and talk a bit, but my German Shepherd would get jealous and bite my
jacket sleeve and try to pull me away from her. She's the only
person my dog was jealous of, which I've never understood.
What a loss. I'm so sad to see her go.
Dear Kalpana Mehta
cc: SF Living Foods and SFVeg,
Your sad message stunned me. I met Dorleen
twice -- once at a joint picnic between the raw food
group and SFVS on Independence Day several years ago,
when I joined her raw food friends for a spontaneous
2-hour walk through the Presidio; another time when she
invited me to join a hike with the raw food folks on Mt.
Tam a couple of years ago. She was outgoing, friendly,
with an amazing level of energy and a trim and toned
physique in her 60s that any teenager would envy; she
appeared to have taken a drink from the Fountain of
Youth. She had brought the healthiest raw snacks to the
Mt. Tam hike--jars of neatly-cut organic fruit and
veggies, which she offered to share with one and all.
She ascended the mountain so effortlessly, despite the
steep climb and the hot sun that day. We talked about
teaching; she had retired, but she was nostalgic about
her former work and she told me of many extra-curricular
activities she had arranged for her students. Since she
was your close friend, please accept my condolences. I
can't even imagine her being ill, because she was the
picture of health during the brief times I spent in her
presence. I'm so sorry to learn she is gone. She was
an extraordinary woman.
Bonnie Knight, San Francisco
Member, San Francisco Vegetarian Society
In a message dated 1/25/2013 9:53:01 A.M. Pacific
Standard Time, Shonumehta@...
My heart is heavy with grief and sadness while I
write this that Dorleen passed away yesterday after
battle with cancer. Family wants to keep her
cremation a private affair. Our SFLife group whom
Dorleen gave so much of her
time and energy,has decided to have a little get to
gether to share our memories of her over pot luck.
We will be meeting on
Feb.4th at bertie lane where we have been having our
pot lucks(it is betweel Geary and Laguna in SF.
We will meet from 12-2pm and go for a hike later in
her memory. Please join us,especially those who knew
She was one of my best friends as I assisted her in
our Pot Lucks for over five years.
For further questions about this event, call Janie
Wong at 415-285-7268 who is a facilitator for pot