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Debbie  Cashio 1959—2000

Debbie Cashio after LeafcleaningOur very first WHEEL/Women In Black vigil was for Debbie Cashio.  In late May, 2000, we were heartbroken to learn that her body had been found in the “Jungle” greenbelt near 8th and Jackson.  After our vigil, Women In Black did a cleansing ritual at the site.  The Seattle Police Department classified her death as “suspicious” until her murderer was found, and convicted, five years later.

Standing in silent meditation at WHEEL’s first Women in Black vigil, I had a strong clear vision of Debbie Cashio, whom I did not know, in a sunlit kitchen, in a farmhouse, happy. Long after the vigil I learned Debbie had grown up and had a happy childhood in a small town on Whidbey Island. Her family had often tried to find her here in Seattle and take her back home to that happiness; unsuccessfully, as it so often happens.

~by Michele Marchand, from the article “The Longest Night” originally published in Real Change 12/13/2001

Debbie Cashio’s Leaf is installed at the Seattle Justice Center.  If you have stories or memories to share about Debbie, please post in the comments.

Featured Leaf May 2015

Al Farr / Ali Daneshi'far

Ali Daneshi’far (Al Farr) at Nickelsville.  Photo by Pamela Kliment.

Ali Daneshi’far (“Al Farr”) 1959—2009

Al lived at Tent City 3 before moving to Nickelsville. He was a good friend to everyone in camp. He had been a taxi and limo driver at one time, and owned his own painting company before hard times hit him. He loved his daughter and son, Nicole and Alex.

Al’s Leaf is placed at the Seattle Justice Center. If you have stories or memories to share about Al please post a comment.

Seattle Justice Center/Seattle Municipal Court 600 5th Avenue

Seattle Justice Center (Municipal Court) 600 5th Avenue

Leaves placed October 18, 2011

September 11, 2013

September 24, 2014

Bob Kopotka 1942-2004

Robert Kotopka’s Leaf is placed at the Seattle Justice Center. If you have stories or memories to share about Robert please post a comment.

 

Leaf of Remembrance for Isaac Palmer 1945-2007Isaac Palmer 1945—2007

Isaac Palmer died in June, 2007, when he was run over by brush mowers while he slept under I-5 near Massachusetts.

A friend says, “You shared your camp with me. Thank you. You will be in our hearts and thoughts always. Still people talk of you. God bless you, rest Brother.”

Isaac was also known as “Sonny.”

Isaac’s Leaf is installed at the Seattle Justice Center. If you have stories or memories of Isaac/Sonny please post a comment.

Featured Leaf June 2013

Sandra Lee Smiscon 1958—2003

Sandra Lee was shot to death under a bridge at 4th and Yesler. Her murder was never solved.

Sandra’s Leaf is installed at the Seattle Justice Center.  If you have stories or memories to share about Sandra please post in the comments.

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Related Sites
  • Homeless Remembrance Project The main site of the Homeless Remembrance Project, with much more about the Tree of Life.
  • Mary's Place The only day center where homeless women can go with their children & co-sponsor of Women in Black.
  • WHEEL WHEEL (Women’s Housing, Equality & Enhancement League) is a grassroots organizing effort of homeless women.