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Marian Bush Memorial Singing

Unitarian Universalist Church, Palo Alto, California

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The first Marian Bush Memorial Singing was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, California, on the fourth Sunday in August. The class was called to order by Paul Kostka leading 34b.

Leaders: Mark Godfrey 37b; Pat Coghlan 70t (in memory of Rodney Willard and U.S. Senator John McCain); Anne Caswell 38t; Dan Harper 29t; Ruby Miller 210; Lena Strayhorn 506; Leigh Cooper 39t; Barbara Chopin 178; Arnold Zwicky 63; Ananda Triulzi 47b; Jeannette Ralston 31t; Paul Kostka 47t; Mark Godfrey 436.

A business meeting was held, and the class resolved to name the half-day singing in memory of Marian Bush.

Leaders: Pat Coghlan 391; Anne Caswell 71; Dan Harper 155; Gerardo Flores 268; Lena Strayhorn 472; Barbara Chopin 474; Arnold Zwicky 497; Ananda Triulzi 87; Jeannette Ralston 312b; Anne Caswell 457; Leigh Cooper 456; Pat Coghlan 510; Mark Godfrey 84; Terry Moore 193.

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Gerardo Flores called the class back to order leading 142. Leaders: Lena Strayhorn 122; Leigh Cooper 182; Barbara Chopin 313b; Arnold Zwicky 410t; Jeannette Ralston 290; Anne Caswell 540; Mark Godfrey 112; Pat Coghlan 91; Dan Harper 113; Terry Moore 287; Lena Strayhorn 106; Leigh Cooper 283; Barbara Chopin 496; Arnold Zwicky 40; Terry Moore 68b; Jeannette Ralston 145b; Mark Godfrey 145t; Pat Coghlan 350; Dan Harper 479; Gerardo Flores 300; Lena Strayhorn 27; Leigh Cooper 543; Barbara Chopin 86.

Jeannette Ralston spoke about the life of Marian Bush, a longtime Sacred Harp singer in Palo Alto. Marian passed away in 2016 at the age of =99. Jeannette Ralston led 347 as the closing song. Dan Harper offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Jeannette Ralston; Vice Chairman—Terry Moore; Secretary—Leigh Cooper