Saturday, March 18, 2006

Very Sad News

My friend Mileah Jordan from Austin passed away yesterday.
The owner of the blog Literally Liberal, Mileah was a kind soul with great passion for the underdog, great political insight and a lovely way with words.
She touched many lives with her writing, and she will be missed.
Godspeed, my friend.

14 comments:

Shelley said...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for your loss, Karen. She was so young! She said she'd been fighting a cold ... was she ill, or was it something else?

Karen Zipdrive said...

I believe they are still looking into the cause, though there was no sign of any foul play.

JimBob said...

kz - as your good friend, i share your pain. you are in my prayers.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Thanks, JB.
It's a time to pray for her soul and to count our own blessings.
There but for the grace of God...

Lulu Maude said...

My thoughts are with you, KZ. What a loss.

dusty said...

I just emailed her this week and didn't get a response. This just blows me away.

Teresa said...

I heard the news yesterday. I am hurting deeply. I have been her friend since High School (I am #23 in the About Mileah area of her site).

I spoke with her father this morning regarding the arrangements. He asked that we not send flowers. Knowing Mileah, she would have said "Don't wait to send me fucking flowers after I am gone". If you want to "do something", please just keep your eyes on the current administration. Perhaps make a donation to the Democratic Party in her name and honor. Keep voicing your opinions and VOTE! Mileah LOVED this country. She was truly a patriot.

Mileah loved you all. Please keep her spirit in your minds and hearts.

Thank you Karen for this forum.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Thank you, Teresa.

dusty said...

That was comforting Theresa..thanks..

we will miss her, and yes she was a patriot.

MJ said...

Oh my god.

I'm just stunned. She was such an amazing person and someone I am proud to call friend.

I'm just at a loss here. Thank you for letting us know.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Here's a notice I got today from Mileah's co-worker, Liz:

For those of you who do not know me, I am a friend and co-worker of Mileah Jordan. I am so sad to inform all of you that our loved Mileah has passed away. She died peacefully on her couch sometime this past Thursday or Friday. A viewing will be held Wednesday in Quitman, TX. I believe it is roughly a five hour drive from Austin. The viewing in Quitman will be at the Royal Valley Funeral Home. The viewing will be from 11:00am-1:30pm. A grave site service will take place afterwards not far from there at 2:30pm. There will also be a memorial service on Thursday for her in Austin. The details are not 100% confirmed yet but so far the plan is for it to take place at Stubb's restaurant located at 801 Red River St. and the tentative time is set for 3:00-5:00pm. Mileah will be so missed. I know she touched everyones heart that was in her life..."

Please light a candle or say a prayer for her during those times she will be honored.
Thank you

stacey said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend.

CLD said...

WTF? I just talked with her on the phone the other day... she sounded fine. Holy shit.

We were planning on driving out to visit sometime. She was a great person. I'll miss our conversations.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Mileah made a lot of friends in Blog world. She left this world too early.