Let us not tire of preaching love: it is the force
that will overcome the world. Let us not tire of
Jeanette reading names of the dead and
distributing fliers at the EPI Living Graveyard
Jeanette Louise Smith, 1946 – 2019
After a long struggle with Alzheimer’s
Jeanette succumbed to a stroke on Wednesday, June
A lifetime lover of music and a magnificent singer, Jeanette passed away peacefully with the music of Lior who performs regularly for the residents of Lakeside Park, and with Gloria’s Healing Touch, and finally with the Oakland Threshold Singers.
Jeanette graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in biology, got her Juris Doctor from McGeorge Law School and became an attorney in 1976. She worked early in her career for California Rural Legal Assistance, then Legal Aid for Seniors, and subsequently for the State of California’s Department of Health Care Services.
After her retirement and while she still could, Jeanette was a regular participant in the Living Graveyard, a witness for peace and justice in the Middle East. Reading the names of the California dead in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jeanette often grieved over the names of Hispanic GIs with whom she identified from her work with CRLA in El Centro.
Jeanette is survived by her sister, Carolyn Scarr, brother-in-law, Tony Scarr, niece Amanda Scarr. She was also very close to her cousin, Velma Carroll.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00
p.m. on Saturday, August 17 at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 2362 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94704
(between Dana and Ellsworth). Please call
or email and let us know you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Will’s sermon, “Keeping Faith in the Face of Empire”
Mark Coplan’s Good Friday, 2019 Photos:
Interfaith Worship & Witness Civil Disobedience
Good Friday Service at Lawrence Livermore Lab 2019 (1 hr 23 minutes)
Good Friday Action at Lawrence Livermore Lab 2019 (11 minutes)
Thank you to all who participated!
“A country is not permitted to use military force for purposes of retaliation, vengeance, and punishment.”
(From the United Nations Charter Regarding the Use of Military Force.)