We had an extraordinary service for Elizabeth Blue, in Tucson, Arizona, on October 13, 2012. There were friends and family (and a few who’d always wanted to know her), representing all the different aspects of Elizabeth: family, friends, teachers, travel companions, healers, students… from Tucson, Seattle, Berkeley, L.A., San Diego, Colorado and Boston. It was everything I’d hoped it would be, bringing to light many of the facets of Elizabeth, with such love, grace, humor, tears and laughter.
It was 3 hours long, and I couldn’t bring myself to edit out any of it, so it’s here in its entirety. If you want to watch parts, here is the program so you can skip around.
Views of the altars (silent)
Amazing Grace sung by Zelie Duvauchelle
“Tucson My One True Love” poem by Elizabeth Blue read by Lucia Maya
Welcome by John Morgan
Speakers/Eulogies by Kathleen Bowman, Felice Espinoza, Josh Bowman, Samantha Salazar
Poems by Elizabeth Blue read by Jane Hans, Tashe Kurland, Julianna Meagher, Victoria Joy, Zelie Duvauchelle
Slideshow of Elizabeth Blue in Pictures
Stories and Remembrances of Elizabeth Blue from those gathered
“In the Presence of Death” by Kathleen Bowman, harpist
Kaddish, Jewish Prayer for the Dead, read by David Hans
Circle Ritual of Remembering and Release
“My Wish for You” poem/blessing by Elizabeth Blue read by Greg Meagher