SFZC alumnus Frances Anne Thompson passed away November 28 in San Francisco. Fran was an early student of Suzuki Roshi, the second tenzo (head of kitchen) at Tassajara, and the illustrator of the first Tassajara Bread Book.
She maintained her connection with Zen Center, having participated even last month in the Sangha Project workshops, and occasionally attending Thursday evening meditation at City Center in recent years.
She is remembered fondly at Zen Center, and will be dearly missed.
Please visit Fran’s page on cuke.com, set up by David Chadwick, for more information on Fran, some of her illustrations, and a full obituary.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 2 pm in Mill Valley at the Muir Woods Park Community Association Clubhouse. More details to come—please contact Molly Tenenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your interest in attending.