Blog Tales

The Passing of my Sister

Mimí Louise Goode
your life was bright, an art piece.
Soar free. Be your dream.

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On Sunday, August 28th,
in the wee hours of the morning,
my sister slipped free from the multiple sclerosis
that had ravaged her body and mind
for the last three decades.

Mimí was an incredible artist,
known as Cement Girl
with her trowel and hammer logo,
she was one of the first to work with concrete as an art form,
making permanent installations
that can be found throughout Northern California
and in people's homes and gardens.

She loved salvaging junk into garden art
and finding beauty
in the rough and tumbled items of life.

Mimí loved to travel, for pleasure as an adult
and as a young woman on a soccer team,
bringing back memories
for us all to share...

She also loved her dear friends and family,
and the animals that walked with her in life,
like sweet Olive, Maple and Tillie,
and she especially loved working with our father in the wine industry
after leaving her job in marketing
in the greater Los Angeles.

She will be missed by many,
and welcomed home by many more
who light the way,
embracing her courageous and difficult life
and her gentle and peaceful leaving,
with open arms
and hearts.

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Friends of Mimí are planning a memorial
at Dragonfly Floral
on Sunday, October 9th, at 2:00 PM
For more details contact: bonniez@dragonflyfloral.com

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Main Street article on Mimí
by her friend and managing editor of the Healdsburg Tribune, Ray Holley

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Mimí's website