Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Obituary





Still Life of Doug Fuller, by Nettie the Horse



Hi folks-
Today is both lighter and heavier. We had a moving and very sweet funeral at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, where I received an urn of Doug's ashes. Many thanks to those who were able to make it.

I wrote a few versions of his obituary, a painful yet cathartic process, just like every blog post here.
See it as it ran in the print and online versions of the San Francisco Chronicle today, making it oh, so very official.

Clara and I are very intentionally trying to close the book on 2019 and celebrate the beginning of a new life in 2020.

Again, I must say this fast tragedy has been a lot less painful thanks to the voluminous love and support in all forms these past six months. Clara and I will be grieving for a while, and sifting through the rubble to figure out what is ahead. No big decisions yet, I know I know.

Please keep tuning in here for updates. As soon as I find a local venue that can comfortably hold 400 folks or so (PLEASE SEND RECOMMENDATIONS), we will book it and start planning the memorial that Doug expected.

And yes, let's all honor Doug by living life to the "Fullerest" - one of the greatest lessons he left behind.

Much love,
Candy & Clara





3 comments:

  1. I'm heartened to read continuing updates here, dear Candace. I'm living in Portland, Maine and feeling oh-so-far away from our CA family as I've absorbed the news and sent my loving vibes your way. I will come for the memorial gathering if at all possible. Doug embraced my "little mouse" persona like no other and he will always be dear to me for so many reasons. Love, ~Biddy

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  2. Sending you so much love and my deepest condolences.

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  3. To the Fullerist for sure—I absolutely learned that lesson. We’re nearby if you need anything. Please don’t hesitate to ask. XO Lori

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