LINDA BANGERT HARRIS Linda Bangert Harris’s energy, 65, left her body on November 7, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia, but her spirit is with us all. She passed in the home of beloved friends who feel honored to have her near to them. She would often say that she still has so much to do to make this world a better place. Such a mission spurred her on the 19-month journey to find the cure for pancreatic cancer which would lead to a center of healing. Linda had given as much as she could, met wonderful people in life, and enjoyed the most amazing things that the world could offer. She has accomplished so much, and yet wanted to do more. She has helped many people achieve their dreams and potential, yet there was always one more person she wanted to mentor, to befriend. Linda will be greatly missed by David Bangert, devoted husband and Mellow, their treasured pet. Wherever you may be in the world, there is a part of Linda in each us. She challenged us to be truly what we are meant to be – whole and happy. She introduced us to people who join her in bringing the best out of us. Her celebration of life will be on Sunday, November 18. It will remember Linda — not to mourn her passing – to celebrate her life, her beautiful mind, her generous and kind deeds, and her spirit. If you chose, on that day, take time and reflect on your time with Linda. Where ever you may be, please meditate, light a light — a sparkler, release a balloon, and remember Linda for a shared time that was filled with joy and meaning; or when she helped illuminate the way for you towards knowledge, growth, and loving yourself and others. You may write out your memory and send it to Linda in a flame. You may even put the message in a bottle and launch it in a waterway on that day. Or keep it between the pages of a favorite book to read again. Linda will be delighted by your creativity and free spirit! Together, our collective conscience will celebrate having Linda as a precious friend, mentor, aunt, a sister, a wife, whom we dearly love because she first loved us. In lieu of flowers or donation, do a good deed in Linda’s name.