I went to the funeral of Louise Jones today, who passed away peacefully last Wednesday. She was battling a medical condition that led her to leave her
job as our Administrative Assistant here at Health Access a few years ago.
Knowing she was terminal, she left a lovely note that was distributed at the service that described her incredible life, from being born in the Bronx of West Indies background, to her large and growing family of which she clearly was the matriarch, her move to California, and even her advocacy for rent control in East Palo Alto.
The note from beyond expressed her pride in working, for the past 12 years, for advocacy organizations for the homeless, for children’s causes, and for health care for all Californians. It was clear she cared about these issues, and her large family that clearly gave her great purpose and love. She will be missed.