Doris Pilkington Garimara was among 100,000 children of mixed aboriginal and white ancestry who were taken from their homes and reared in desolate settlements. She wrote "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence," the saga of her mother's escape from one such camp.
When she was 4, Doris Pilkington Garimara was uprooted from her home in western Australia and sent to a camp for "half-caste" aboriginals, where she grew up believing she had been abandoned and forgotten by her mother.
Nina Cassian found refuge after the secret police discovered her critical poetry in 1985. She wrote 50 books and translated Shakespeare, Moliere and Bertolt Brecht.
Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died. She was 89.
'In a mythic and poetic way, he explained our origins,' said fellow Colombian author Héctor Abad Faciolince.
When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions.
As the Boy Scouts' chief executive, John Claerhout was known for his fundraising skills and support for inner-city L.A. teens.
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
(January 2, 1918 - August 18, 2011)
(ST. GEORGE, UT) - Cecilia Adriana Kros, age 93, died Thursday in St. George. She was born January 2, 1918 in Breda, The Netherlands to Josephus Johannes and Johanna Pas Verwijmeren. She is survive...
Barbara Clair Hodgdon
May 19, 1929 - Aug 18, 2011
Barbara Clair Hodgdon, age 82, passed away on Thursday August 18, 2011 in her home. She was born May 19, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank Olin and Charlotte Roloff who have prededed her in death....
Louise Alda Duncanson
Sep 04, 1931 - Aug 18, 2011
(St. George, UT) - Louise Alda Lord Duncanson, age 79, passed away August 18, 2011, in St. George, Utah. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, at the home of her parents in the suburbs. Her parent...
(July 13, 1973 - August 17, 2011)
(Las Vegas, NV) - Blair Bruce Perkins, age 38, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born July 13, 1973 in St. George, Utah to Bruce Gentry and Nancy Lee Grover Perkins. On F...