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RIP. Eyza (Anne Gilbert

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RIP. Eyza (Anne Gilbert

Post by Ken » Wed January 26th, 2011, 1:53 pm

By accident today, while on FB, I noticed many tributes being paid to one of our own - EYZA (Anne Gilbert), who passed away just after Christmas. She had been ill with cancer for some time.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed January 26th, 2011, 2:11 pm

I did not know EYZA but I am sorry to hear of this.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed January 26th, 2011, 2:57 pm

Sad to hear! I remember her from the old forum, though I can't remember her name there. Eyza was the name of her neanderthal protagonist, she was writing something set in the middle ages with a time-slip element. Older generation (like me--a boomer), lived in Seattle.

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Post by Misfit » Wed January 26th, 2011, 3:11 pm

Thanks Ken, I recall her from the old board and I've spotted her here and there on the net but wasn't aware she was ill.
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Post by Ken » Wed January 26th, 2011, 6:28 pm

[quote=""MLE""]Sad to hear! I remember her from the old forum, though I can't remember her name there. Eyza was the name of her neanderthal protagonist, she was writing something set in the middle ages with a time-slip element. Older generation (like me--a boomer), lived in Seattle.[/quote]

Anne was apparently very well respected in anthropological (and other) circles and was a renowned friend of Seattle library. Her passing has evoked literally hundreds of messages of condolence posted on FB. Here is one particular one. Check out the comments:

http://friendsofspl.wordpress.com/2008/ ... ct-8-2008/

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Post by Tanzanite » Wed January 26th, 2011, 8:05 pm

Wow - I remember her as well from the old site and I think she had a blog too that I had in my Google reader. How sad. Thanks for sharing the info.

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Post by stu1883 » Thu January 27th, 2011, 2:12 pm

Sorry to hear of her passing, I did not know her but she obviously meant a lot to many contributors on here.

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Post by Divia » Fri January 28th, 2011, 4:10 am

I dont remember her, but I think I would if I saw her avatar.

Still sad for those who knew her.
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Post by Ken » Fri January 28th, 2011, 8:13 am

[quote=""Divia""]I dont remember her, but I think I would if I saw her avatar.

Still sad for those who knew her.[/quote]

You can see her Avatar under the name Eyza in the members list. I think it was a reconstruction of a neanderthal head on an original skull.

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