|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2005|
ROGERS-LEVY, Barbara Louise -
Has returned to her beloved Sierra Mountains. Barbara died the morning of December 1, 2005 after a lengthy illness due to cancer.
Loved and admired by her many friends and family, she lived her 80 years with passion and bravery. Born in Spokane, Washington she then moved to California during 1943 to attend Stanford University. Educated at Stanford, University of Nevada and Dominican College, she taught art in the public schools. She became a serious, and accomplished painter.
Barbara lived in Marin since the 1950s but she could be found every summer in the high Sierra hiking, reflecting, writing, and painting. She made many friends during her annual pilgrimage to the mountains, especially those she crossed paths with at her favorite places near Echo Lake, Tioga Pass, and Tuolumne Meadows.
Barbara was a complex and adventurous person who loved space and the natural world. She had a strong sense of social justice. Barbara was a connoisseur of the arts. She was a philosopher and independent thinker.
However, to attempt a description of this unique woman with words is an impossible task! She defied all labels and formulas. She will be missed by all of us whom sat in her beautiful garden, joined her on hikes, moved with her in yoga and dance, exchanged ideas with her in writing group and classics book group, or accompanied her on her numerous travels and quests.
Talented, energetic and mischievous, she lived a life rich with creativity and meaning.
She is survived by her son William (Gus) Swigert of San Rafael; daughter, Allison Leigh Bass Avery; grandson, Otis Keith Bass of Eugene, OR; and her good friend Scott Hamilton of Fairfax.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Barbara in March 2006. Donations in her honor can be made to the Sierra Club or the Yosemite Fund.
Created by: dar
Record added: Dec 18, 2005
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Added: Dec. 18, 2005