April 5, 1942 - July 29, 2023
Merlyn Anthony, a beloved member of the Apollo Center of the Fellowship of Friends, completed her task peacefully at 3:20p.m. today, Saturday, July 29, 2023, at a hospital in Grass Valley.
Merlyn was born on April 5, 1942, and turned 81 on her last birthday. She joined the Fellowship in San Francisco in April 1974, living in San Francisco, Marin, and Kansas City, as well as Apollo in recent decades. A friend noted that Merlyn’s desire was to follow the wishes of her teacher, and the path she chose was working with the Bonsai Garden. She dedicated the last three decades to the bonsai, maintaining it lovingly with the help of friends. Merlyn increased our collection to 130 trees, many of which she created herself from native and domesticated trees and bushes from Apollo, including grape, quince, and crab apple, at Robert’s request.
On behalf of all who knew you, we thank thee.
In loving presence,
The Elysian Society
Funeral Service Text: Merlyn Anthony 2023-09
For the person who has learned to let go and let be, nothing can ever get in the way again.