doranne crable - Celebrating Life

November 5, 2007

The Evergreen community suffered a significant loss in July when faculty member doranne crable died. Her friends and relatives respect her wishes not to have a formal memorial on campus but also realize that our community needs to honor her passing and her life. The community will celebrate doranne's life together at Olympia's Capitol Theater on November 17 at a screening of a very special film, Gypsy Caravan, which documents the music and spirit of a group of people from countries that doranne had been to or planned to visit in her never-ending quest for new experiences and knowledge. The film's director had originally titled the film, When the road bends: tales of a gypsy caravan, which is derived from the Romani proverb about how to cope when life doesn't deal you a straight hand. doranne had been looking forward to teaching in The Gypsy Road: A Study of the Roma this fall and was surrounded by books, music, and images as she prepared for her class during her treatments for lung cancer. Everyone will have the opportunity to share her love of dance, song, a passionate story, and a good laugh as they watch this film together.

Members of the community are asked to please reserve the afternoon of Saturday, November 17, 2007 beginning at noon for the Olympia premiere of Gypsy Caravan.   The film will be shown at Capitol Theater at 206 5th Avenue S.E. and will be followed by a reception hosted by doranne's family from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Heritage Room at 604 Water Street, next to the Water Street Café.