We are planning a memorial service for Della Goertz on Friday March 16 at 6 p.m. in the Buddha Hall at City Center. I hope you will be able to come if you would like to. You are also very welcome to stay for dinner. If you plan on having dinner that evening at Zen Center, please call the front office at 415-354-0385 or 415-354-3086 to let us know of your plans. It would be wonderful to see you. Please let anyone know about it who you think might be interested. Directors, please make announcements at the three practice centers.
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Thank you very much for helping to spread the word.
City Center Head of Practice
2-10-12 - Just learned that on Sunday, February 5th our dear friend and dharma sister Della Goertz passed away peacefully at the small residential nursing home in Napa, CA, where she has been living for the last few years. She would have been 100 this coming July.
Our dear, sweet grandmother/ great-grandmother passed away last Sunday night at 10:00 pm peacefully. Della was 99 and a half years old and lived a rich, fulfilling life filled with love for all living things. She passed gently knowing her family loved her very much and ready to embrace her life beyond death. Della's wishes were to be interned with her husband and son all together at one time, this will take place at a private family service in Napa.
Helen Goertz Busby, granddaughter
There will be more interviews and memories from Della posted here.
MEMORIES OF SUZUKI Roshi FROM WIND BELL AND DC FILES - #13 - Della Goertz
Della Goertz's notebook PDF - It's NOT fixed again - 5-19-11 Fixed but file too big. Have to work on it at home, arriving 5-25-11 - dc
These notes are mostly on Shunryu Suzuki
My notes from three years ago say:
you need to go to View and rotate clockwise. p35 is upside down. Will fix when know how. I'm not used to working with PDFs. Assistance welcome. Got these notes from Richard Baker at Crestone Mountain Zen Center. Most are for dates we don't have transcripts. She's in Zen Aluminati. I just did a Google site search for Della [della site:www.cuke.com] and found a bunch of mentions but not some longer interviews I know I have - Barbara Lubanski did one. Need an intern to get to all this. Or maybe just time. - dc
Della is in Zen Aluminati
L to R - Betty, Laura Kwong, Jakusho Bill Kwong, Della
Developed April, 1997
8-02-09 - Barbara Wenger - L and Jana Draka on the right with Della Goertz on her 97th birthday. Thanks to Della's granddaughter, Helen Busby, with whom she lives for the photo. click on image to enlarge
See nice photo of Della with great grandchild on card notifying her move from nursing home to grandaughter's.
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