September 30, 2017
Los Angeles, California
August 1, 1951 – September 30, 2017
I just received this posting a few hours ago, announcing the death of my niece, Fauna Hodel, who passed away at her home under hospice care at age 66. Fauna had been fighting cancer for over a year, and it had recently metastasized to other vital organs.
Fauna was the daughter of my half-sister, Tamar who at age fifteen gave birth to Fauna in 1951. Tamar, an unmarried teenager told the San Francisco hospital staff that the “unnamed father was a negro” and Fauna was subsequently adopted and raised by a Black family in Sparks, Nevada.
Fauna as an adult was able to locate and reconnect with her birth mother, Tamar and reunited with her in Hawaii in the Seventies. Tamar passed away in 2015, almost two years to the day of Fauna’s passing.
My condolences to Rasha and her sister Yvette, and to and to the rest of Tamar’s children, Deborah (Fauna II) , Peace, Love, and Joy.
Rest in Peace Fauna.
Love, Uncle Steve