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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.

Dear Betty,

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 - mkirkaldy@aol.com
>Mickey Rowe - rowe@psych.ucsb.edu
>
>