• Lisa Vach 1982–2020

    Lisa was described by friends as kind, and funny, and an artist. She was murdered in Cal Anderson Park on September 16, 2020, at 38. Many of Lisa’s friends stood vigil for her with Women in Black on September 23rd. There is much more about Lisa: From a friend on Reddit From Capital Hill Seattle Lisa’s Leaf is on the 4th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Lisa, please post a comment.

  • Lantz Rowland 1956–2017

    Lantz was born January 10, 1956 and died December 31, 2017. He was an iconic leader in the SHARE community. He lived at Tent City 3 for many years and had several roles in SHARE including member of the elected Board. He was very politically astute, which influenced the choice of location for his Leaf. Lantz’s Leaf is on the 5th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Lantz, please post a comment. Featured Leaf January 2022

  • Bryan “Fox” Bracken 1975–2020

    Fox was well known at SHARE and WHEEL—mischievous, troublesome, likeable. He coined the phrase “fallenleaves” for the Homeless Remembrance Project. Fox was 55 when he died, on July 31, 2020, in the Holiday Inn DESC shelter. Fox’s Leaf is on the 5th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Fox, please post a comment.

  • Curtis Allen Robinson 1971–2021

    Curtis was born April 7, 1971. He died at age 50 in the 6th and Cherry camp under the freeway. Curtis’s Leaf is on the 5th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Curtis, please post a comment.

  • Buford Terwilleger 1975–2020

    Buford Eddy McGahee Terwilleger was born November 6, 1975 in Moab, Utah. He died in his tent in Woodland Park, Seattle on October 29, 2020. His mother, Susan Cornell Smith, requested a Leaf for him, and his friend Paul, who joined our Women in Black vigil for Buford, suggested the location. Buford’s Leaf is on the 4th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Buford, please post a comment.    

  • Ian Cummings 1989–2019

    Ian was born March 5, 1989. He died August 17, 2019, in the greenbelt near the Aloha. Women in Black stood vigil for Ian in September 2019 and his mother, Mary Cummings, called to request a Leaf for him. She, and a cousin who also called, said that Ian was a very lovable person. Ian’s Leaf is on the 5th Avenue side of Seattle City Hall. If you have memories or photos of Ian, please post a comment.

  • Kevin Rogers 1979–2018

    Kevin died on April 18, 2018 under the overpass at 6th and Columbia, very close to City Hall, of what was listed as “natural causes.” WHEEL member Anitra Freeman commented on this term in City Council testimony the next week: “Is this the city we want? Where the death of a 39-year-old on the street is considered ‘natural’?” His death was also referenced by City Councilmembers during the deliberations on the first Employee Hours Tax. Kevin’s mother stood the vigil with us on May 9, 2018. (Second from right) (Full post on the vigil, with more photos, on the Homeless Remembrance Project page on Facebook.) Kevin’s Leaf is on the…

  • Charles Spivey 1951–2018

    Charles showed up at the doors of Swedish Hospital with wet clothes and socks (no shoes).  He died of hypothermia November 19, 2018. Women in Black stood vigil for him. Charles’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.  If you have photos or memories of Charles, please post a comment.

  • Nathan Lavere 1976–2018

    Nathan died January 8, 2018, at 41.  Women in Black stood vigil for him. Nathan’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.   If you have photos or memories of Nathan, please post a comment.    

  • Joseph “Reaper” McCommons-White 1980-2016

    From Lisa Etter-Carlson of the Aurora Commons: “Reaper was a father of two boys; he longed to be a good daddy to them. He prided himself in caring for his friends that lived on Aurora. He was a prolific writer and artist.  Reaper- we love you and will always always remember you. Promise.” Reaper’s grandmother is a congregant at Seattle First Baptist where his Memorial Service was held. Reaper’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.  If you have photos or memories of Reaper, please post a comment.  

  • Timothy Pratt 1959–2015

    Timothy was hit by a car near Harvard Market October 14, 2015.  Women in Black stood vigil for him November 11, 2015. Timothy’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.  If you have photos or memories of Timothy, please post a comment.  

  • Richard “Random” Recktenwald 1950-2021

    Born Richard Recktenwald, his chosen name was Random Roads, and he was known in the community of Ballard Commons as “Mr. President.”  He is remembered for his love and care for his daughters, his granddaughter, his partner Bevin, and many, many others. From his daughter Melody: “He was the father of two girls, Melody and Trina, and a grandfather of River.  He loved playing and teaching music.  He was loud and had an unmistakeable voice.  He looked out for his family and community passionately.  He missed his love, Bevin, who died a couple of years before him.  He was sometimes challenging but had a huge heart.  He will be dearly…

  • Alisha Pillman 1992-2021

    From Alisha’s friend Rachelle: “I just found out from your post on Facebook [Homeless Remembrance Project on Facebook] that my friend Alisha Pillman passed away in February 2021.  Her birthday was April 13, 1992 and she died on February 2, 2021.  I would like for her to be remembered with a Leaf.  She was homeless in Seattle and Portland over the years. Alisha was QWOC [Queer Woman of Color] and I would like her Leaf to be on Capitol Hill, in a queer space.  I really appreciate that you do this work.  I was sad to find out through a google search and FB post, but the nagging feeling that…