In Memoriam




Marilyn Bernice Werble Nelson, 1944–2019

The ranch deeply mourns the loss of Marilyn Nelson. A brilliant, vital and beloved member of RLV, Marilyn was to found and shape so many facets of our greater community, including in the realms of learning, public health, and theater. She also profoundly touched many people’s lives, as a friend. She led an extraordinary life and was renowned for a wonderfully generous spirit. We extend our heartfelt condolences to her beautiful family.





Ann Woodin at her 90th birthday celebration.

Ann Woodin Rush, 1927–2017

The redoubtable writer, intrepid traveler, social activist and community volunteer Ann Woodin passed away in her sleep at the age of 90 here at Rancho Linda Vista. Ann’s books are not only still treasured, she was to achieve a lasting impact through her mediation work with youth and volunteerism at The Drawing Studio. Beloved wife of artist Andrew Rush, inspiration to four sons, four stepchildren and several grandchildren, her death is mourned by many in our community and beyond. Read about Ann’s fascinating life.





Jim Davis in his studio.

James Daivs, 1931–2016

We are deeply saddened by the loss of the extraordinary painter and longtime RLV member James G. Davis, who departed this life at home here, on September 28th. An internationally exhibiting artist, his work and teaching were to profoundly influence those with the great fortune to have encountered and known him. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Mary Anne and son, Turner Davis. Read more about Jim’s extraodinary life and work.