Mary Lou Goertzen Obituary

Mary Lou’s obituary published by The Kansan on December 19, 2020. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/thekansan/name/mary-goertzen-obituary?pid=197320544

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Trillium do not bloom for long, but their beauty can last forever

Trillium do not bloom for long, but their beauty can last forever

By Carolyn Kortge Published in The Register-Guard, 10/5/14. For years, Mary Lou Goertzen greeted the arrival of spring in the wooded landscape around her home with an artist’s pen and sketch pad in hand. She began with the lone crocus pushing a purple bud through the wet soil at a corner of the former schoolhouse where she lives. Next came the trillium behind her home, nestled in the quiet forest up Deadwood Creek Road about 60 miles west of...

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Kind, True and Necessary

A Full Length Documentary by James Knight (2006) “There are holy places in the world; Machu Pichu is one. Mary Lou and Ernie are the human equivalent. They embody spirit.” Kind, True and Necessary captures the life story and daily life of two exceptional people. Mary Lou and Ernie Goertzen are artists and peace activists who live a life of elegance and simplicity deep in the Oregon woods. The film follows them from strict Mennonite...

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The Crepes that Crossed the Atlantic

The Crepes that Crossed the Atlantic

An 82-year-old Mennonite turned Berkeley artist shares her fascinating story as we cook an ancient family recipe. Published in Salon, 11/5/11. Click here to read the complete article.  

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