By Sheila DeLany
Shirlee and David were so important to the VWC for so long; she was instrumental in starting the Art Center, and her work on the original Redwood Mountain Faire Committee was huge. She was the one who said we needed to celebrate more – and we did – she is a great event person! She was honored with the Hammer-Marcum Award in 1998. She and her husband David were an amazing team who has been active in SC County arts and progressive politics for years.
David was much more quiet as a person, and so gentle and steady; he instituted the VWC’s first membership data base and maintained it as long as he could.
He was very active for many years with the Environmental Committee, helping with the Sustainable Living Campaign and the effort to recognize environmentally sound local businesses – not to mention his dedication to recycling long before it was institutionalized, as his children well remember. A dear man, he will be very much missed.