RIP: Sheila Bostick (2001)


Sheila Bostick died peacefully in her sleep early March 11, 2001.

She was a well-known West Coast fan, traveler, mainstay of the early bulletin boards and newsgroups, photographer, mother of Alan and Diana, and incorrigible punster.

She served as treasurer for the James Tiptree Awards, but she also supported the Nature Conservancy and volunteered at John XXIII AIDS Ministry. For her sojourns in Central America and Mexico, she studied Spanish; while visiting, she lived with local families.

Her conversation was wonderfully wide-ranging. Food, politics, life observations, science, books, friends…the whole thing.

She was a joy to know.