I received an update from Dakini/Josie's niece, Judy Kelley, that I wanted to share here. You'll see there are no firm plans yet for a memorial, but Judy will let us know when such plans develop.
This is the info I posted on cartouche's memorial post:
Thank you, to all of Dakini Dancer's online friends, for this outpouring of love. I've been off-line... busy getting Josie's pets taken care of and her affairs settled.
The Memorial Service: Josie dear friends in her dance troupe are planning the memorial service. I will keep you posted. It will be in a few weeks.
More info:: Even tho Josie collapsed in the pool at the gym, she did not drown. She was pulled out of 4' of water right away. The autopsy could not find a cause of death. Very strange.
My feeling is that she was ready to graduate. She dropped the body and just walked out. You go girl!
Good news: My daughter called me 2 days after Dakini Dancer's sudden departure. She said she had a message for me from Dakini Dancer: "Tell your mom to be happy for me. I'm everywhere." My daughter said that the feeling around her was "blissful!".
I believe and feel this to be a true message. I intend honor her request and be happy for her. Iencourage you to do the same. I'm sad for myself. But the weight of my grief was lightened.
p.s. - the dalmation, 3 cats and 2 goldfish have all found good homes.