CODEPINK sister Dolores Helman, age 94, “tap-danced her way through the pearly gates with a smile on her face,” according to her life partner Gene Herman, on February 25, 2021. She was a terrific activist dedicated to peace and justice, with such a lively spirit. Delores taught and loved to dance, and she loved to wear pink. We will miss her.
Details on the celebration of Dolores' life can be found below.
— Cynthia Papermaster, CODEPINK Golden Gate
Here are a few quotes from CODEPINKers:
“Dolores was one vibrant and spunky elder. She lived her life to the fullest. Sending love and condolences to her husband and family.” — Toby
“Dolores was delightful. Presente! Dolores.” — Renay
“She was so valiant, how she kept on tapping! Presente!” — Cecile
A poem by her partner Gene:
I love you most for being
a great mom
a great grandmother
a great great-grandmother
all that goes with it...nurturer, cook, cleaner oh yeah,
bottle and jar washer, chief of first aid...
Care taker of all, especially the lil ones...of all shapes, sizes,
colors, breeds or species
may Dolores’ love bless all the children.
When it comes to other things
I love you madly
any which way
Never at the same time
Need room to swing... baby
In the kitchen
and bedroom too
GBH – 2/15/15
Dolores Helman Memorial
Sunday, March 14, 2021, 12:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
BFUU grieves the loss of our beloved member Dolores Helman, who passed peacefully on February 25.
Gene Herman, Dolores’ son Elliot, the rest of Dolores’ family, and BFUU invite Dolores’ friends to celebrate her life.
Join us on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97530059819?pwd=dEh4UCtQMGpZRWtnWTB1WnNaNHZDdz09
Meeting ID: 975 3005 9819 Passcode: 711312
To join by telephone: Dial: 669 900 6833, enter the Meeting ID when prompted, then enter # twice