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Obit: Senseless killing of NH singer-C Raynsford

09 Jan 12 - 03:55 PM (#3287696)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

My heart and the hearts of many dear local friends are broken today. A beautiful woman of our village, Carol Raynsford, was found murdered in Arizona over the weekend, along with her partner. It seems like a random act of violence.

I've tried to link to one of the stories; it's in the Washington Post and several others. But when I test the links, it doesn't let me in.

Sit with me awhile, please.


09 Jan 12 - 04:08 PM (#3287703)
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From: John MacKenzie

Sorry Allison, pointless tragedies are always the hardest.

(((A)))


09 Jan 12 - 04:11 PM (#3287704)
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From: Jeri

Article in Union Leader

We can sit and maybe sing some...


09 Jan 12 - 04:17 PM (#3287705)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Thanks, Jeri and John.


09 Jan 12 - 04:21 PM (#3287708)
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From: GUEST

This will give you what you want.



http://newsfeedresearcher.com/data/articles_n2/sheriff-found-sedona.html

Enjoy.


09 Jan 12 - 04:32 PM (#3287714)
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From: My guru always said

So very sad, a terrible tragedy!


09 Jan 12 - 05:15 PM (#3287731)
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From: Bonnie Shaljean

Sitting with you...


09 Jan 12 - 05:33 PM (#3287741)
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From: open mike

Sending blessings to their families and friends....I hope this crime will be solved and those at fault brought to justice! I am singing
Poor, Wayfaring Stranger for them.


09 Jan 12 - 05:45 PM (#3287748)
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From: maeve

I'm so sorry this has happened, Allison.


09 Jan 12 - 06:19 PM (#3287757)
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From: katlaughing

What a senseless tragedy, Allison, my sympathies and support to you and her family and friends.

I hope she is listening to the "flowers sing" as her CD was named. With her apparent beliefs, I hope she is able to "visit" her new grandbaby.

I will sing Until the Darktime Ends for both of them. May our singing join in giving you, her and her partner, and family and friends the comfort so beautifully expressed in "singing voices."

luvyakat


09 Jan 12 - 06:20 PM (#3287758)
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From: Genie

Sitting with you too, Allison.   What a senseless loss.


09 Jan 12 - 06:25 PM (#3287761)
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From: foggers

Sitting with you from across the Atlantic; songs and thoughts for all the people hurt by this senseless act of violence. And may there be justice and healing too.


09 Jan 12 - 06:30 PM (#3287764)
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From: Bobert

Completely senseless and insane...

100,000 Americans get shot every year and if you believe the NRA's mythology it would be 22 times more than that if we controlled the sales of handguns...

This story makes me sick...

It's one thing to hear about someone being found shot and quite another to put a face and story with it...

I am so sorry to read of this... My heart goes out to you, Allison, and all of Carol's friends and family...

B~


09 Jan 12 - 06:49 PM (#3287774)
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From: Anne Neilson

Having never met either you or your friend, Allison, I can nevertheless share your sense of devastation.

I came home from a weekend conference some years ago to news that my boss/friend was dead, and it was rapidly confirmed that this was 'suspicious'. Waiting for any information was emotionally draining; waiting for an arrest and a trial (several months) was nervewracking; and waiting for a verdict (to help us come to terms and make some sense of the horror of Mary's death) was a nightmare, because the trial was abandoned.

You can never change what has happened, but please try to focus on the good memories -- it's the only way to proceed, and I'm absolutely sure that it's what your friend would have wished.

Heartfelt condolences!


09 Jan 12 - 07:08 PM (#3287786)
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From: Janie

I'm so sorry, Allison.

Janie


09 Jan 12 - 07:11 PM (#3287789)
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From: Sandra in Sydney

condolences & hugs

When I was a teenager, my greatuncle's stepson was killed in a pub. Stepson & his son were having a quiet game of pool when somehow he "offended" a bloke who was very drunk. Bloke later followed them into the carpark & attacked stepson from behind, killing him.


09 Jan 12 - 07:34 PM (#3287801)
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From: Jack Campin

Is Raynsford's former husband Keith Duesenberry related to Peggy Duesenberry, the old-time/contra fiddler who lived in Scotland a few years ago? (I've lost touch - used to play with Peggy for the local contra group, but she got too ill to continue).


09 Jan 12 - 07:36 PM (#3287802)
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From: SINSULL

Allison, I am sorry.
Your friend had a wonderful life and a swift death. Maybe that is a blessing,
I will join you in a song.
Mary


09 Jan 12 - 07:45 PM (#3287803)
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From: saulgoldie

So sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences.

Saul


09 Jan 12 - 07:52 PM (#3287806)
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From: wysiwyg

(((go in it, go above it)))

~S~


09 Jan 12 - 08:09 PM (#3287812)
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From: Mary Katherine

Condolences on your loss. Such a heartache for you and all who knew them.


09 Jan 12 - 08:11 PM (#3287814)
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From: Rapparee

There's nothing I can add to what's been said. Nothing.


09 Jan 12 - 08:11 PM (#3287815)
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From: ranger1

Sitting with you, Allison.


09 Jan 12 - 08:18 PM (#3287818)
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From: Desert Dancer

So sorry for the losses, Allison.

~ Becky in Long Beach


09 Jan 12 - 08:27 PM (#3287820)
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From: Gorgeous Gary

*hugs* and deepest sympathies

-- Gary


09 Jan 12 - 08:42 PM (#3287825)
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From: Micca

You, and all the Ladies of the Chorus are in my thoughts at this sad news, I have come to feel a strong link with you all over the years I have been visiting and feel that your tragedy is also mine, in sadness Micca


09 Jan 12 - 08:49 PM (#3287826)
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From: Charley Noble

Deepest sympathy as well.

Utterly senseless!

Charley Noble


09 Jan 12 - 10:07 PM (#3287842)
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From: Don Firth

With you, Allison.

Don Firth


09 Jan 12 - 11:10 PM (#3287849)
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From: georgeward

I'm here too, Allison.


09 Jan 12 - 11:23 PM (#3287853)
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From: caseyabrams

So sorry to hear this! I'm from Cambridge- will you folks let me know if any benefits are planned? Would love to contribute.


09 Jan 12 - 11:27 PM (#3287854)
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From: Lonesome EJ

Very sorry to hear, Allison.


09 Jan 12 - 11:37 PM (#3287856)
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From: JennieG

So sorry, Allison - sending you a virtual hug from here.


10 Jan 12 - 04:21 AM (#3287907)
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From: Waddon Pete

I'm sitting with you as well. I have also added Carol to the Mudcat Memorial.

I'll sing for you both later.

Peter


10 Jan 12 - 06:46 AM (#3287975)
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From: fat B****rd

Best thoughts to you from over here in Scotland.
CHarlie.


10 Jan 12 - 09:12 AM (#3288052)
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From: SINSULL

The latest news reports say that the suspected shooter also killed a police officer and was in turn shot and killed. What a sad mess.


10 Jan 12 - 11:11 AM (#3288119)
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From: Dan Schatz

No words can express how horrible this is. I'm so sorry.

Dan


10 Jan 12 - 11:22 AM (#3288127)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Thanks, dear friends. It really helps to have your love and sympathy.

Jack Campin, yes, the very one. Keith died many years ago, after their divorce.

Casey, thanks so much for the offer. As far as I know, the only thing planned so far is a memorial service here in Nelson on Jan. 21. Anyone can PM me for more details.

SINS, I hadn't heard that the link had been established, but I knew it was considered a strong possibility.

Micca, give a special thought to Alouette, who is devastated, sick with a nasty flu-y cold, and expecting her daughter Margie to pop premature twins by the end of the week!

But life does go on, and I'm in the throes of preparing for another Animaterra chorus season. When all else fails, sing.


10 Jan 12 - 01:00 PM (#3288202)
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From: open mike

wow this story is taking strange twists and turns..

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/crime/man-who-shot-deputy-a-marine-1-9-2012

the suspect who was shot was " A Marine, 30 years old, with a consuming interest in the unexplained -- an author who wrote about the apocalypse, Armageddon, and judgment day. "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083997/Carol-Raynsford-Grandmother-violently-gunned-car-Sedona-Arizona-shaman-spiritual-quest.html

http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2012/01/ariz-authorities-probing-whether-couple-slaying-linked-killing-neighboring-county/xlf26sdziSzwKj9SE1jbQK/index.html

If he is the guy who caused the deaths of Carol and her partner, he paid the ultimate price. Very bizarre.


10 Jan 12 - 11:14 PM (#3288442)
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From: ChanteyLass

Oh, how sad. Wishing comfort to their family and friends.


11 Jan 12 - 11:13 PM (#3289086)
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From: Rapparee

Arizona authorities believe that the killer has been caught.


12 Jan 12 - 09:59 AM (#3289282)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

There be a memorial service for Carol here in Nelson on January 21. Between now and then, friends are folding paper cranes to celebrate her love of life and peace.

A few years ago she performed in a production of a living history project called "Hotel Nelson". Her part was a parody of sorts, a wonderful song that she wrote called "Hill Farms Don't Pay". You can see her (in costume, but not far from the real Carol!) here (Gordon Peery at the piano).


12 Jan 12 - 10:52 AM (#3289312)
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From: Crowhugger

Heartfelt condolences. I'm folding and singing for you, Allison.


12 Jan 12 - 12:16 PM (#3289354)
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From: GUEST,999

I'm so sorry about it all, Allison. It's beyond senseless.


12 Jan 12 - 01:15 PM (#3289390)
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From: Bat Goddess

How stupid, how unnecessary, how just plain sad. Really sorry for your loss, Allison. Hugs and songs...

I really do object to the adjective "elderly" in several of the news stories. Sixty-three is full of life and in our middle years. We should have had their company here on earth for many more years.

Linn


12 Jan 12 - 01:48 PM (#3289422)
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From: GUEST

So sad...I, too, am singing and folding, and hoping it will offer some comfort to you, Allison, and other friends, and to family members.
Carly Gewirz