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Re: Betty Cunningham passed away
I will not give my comments on Betties ideas, I only will say I will miss
her contriburions dearly. She inspired me to go on with my bird idiotie
(hope I spell it correctly), with her never lasting energie, she must have
inspired us all.
You will be missed.
>From Europe, Fred Ruhe
At 23:08 13-09-2000 EDT, you wrote:
>We are very sad to report that Betty Cunningham, a long-time and frequent
>contributor to the Dinosaur and VrtPaleo mailing lists, died suddenly on
>Monday morning. The exact cause of death has not yet been determined, but
>apparently she suffered a heart attack. A memorial service is being planned
>for next week in San Mateo County, California.
>Most of you are probably familiar with the PALEONEWS messages that Betty sent
>out. Recently she took steps to make PALEONEWS a more formal entity, and it
>is clear from one of her web pages: http://www.paleonews.org/ that she had
>high hopes for it. It appears from the guidelines she spelled out that part
>of her motivation sprang from a desire to fill gaps in the paleontological
>coverage allowed on other fora - particularly the dinosaur list which we
>run. We applaud that effort and believe that it would be a fitting tribute
>to Betty if someone else were to grab the reins and build PALEONEWS into the
>discussion group Betty desired for it to become.
>Our best wishes and sympathy go to Betty's family. Our access to her
>wide-ranging knowledge, artistic talents and most of all her spunky humor
>will be greatly missed.
>Mary Kirkaldy - firstname.lastname@example.org
>Mickey Rowe - email@example.com