Fauna Hodel Dies at age 66-May She Rest In Peace

September 30, 2017
Los Angeles, California

Fauna Hodel
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



  1. Lucas Pickford says:

    Our heart felt condolences Steve. 66 is really quite young. If GHH was a shadow and Tamar’s life, you my friend were a source light and something good. Rest In Peace Fauna Hodel. – Lucas & Kristin Pickford

  2. Kenneth Green says:

    Sorry for your loss. I’ve spoken to Fauna twice over the phone. They were wonderful encounters. And we were Facebook friends. She had a wonderful spirit. RIP

  3. Angela Navarro says:

    So very sorry Steve, please express my love to Kelly and Angel. So young and so beautiful. Much love to all.

  4. So sorry for your loss Steve. She was a good person trying to find her way in this world. So sorry for her children as well. 66 is really too young. Rest in Peace Fauna.

  5. I read her delightful book she wrote and she had a strength and tenacity she had and always seemed to remain so positive and loving. I checked on her recently and saw there was going to be a tv series based on that book she wrote I am so glad she was able to hear that news. She was a bright lite in this world. I am sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to you and your family rest in peace now Fauna

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