Linda Sakamoto shone as a steady member of the club, always giving advice on hand feeding or other concerns. She manned the ticket sales, brought in ads for the newsletter, and worked at all the bird marts. She left us too soon. We will always remember the Little Bird Lady with a Big Heart for Birds.
We lost Brad Thompson in the Autumn of 2018. He loved his birds, he had begun to hand feed cockatiels, and he could whip up a cage out of lots of different parts. He is missed very much.
Long time member Eustice "Cookie" Ivester passed away at home in January of 2019. She was known for being an awesome hand feeder and raising some sweet birds. She is missed. You can find her obituary here: https://www.greenwoodmemorial.com/obits/eunice-ivester/
Rusty Hines, husband of Cookie, passed away on July 3. He was a member of both Hookbill Hobbyists and NCA. He served as president of Hookbill Hobbyist for the last decade or so. Here's an article4 about the club when Rusty was listed as a volunteer. https://journals.tdl.org/watchbird/index.php/watchbird/article/viewFile/1124/1103 Also looking for photos of Rusty.