Sorry about the sad news I am forwarding.
Some may have known her directly while some may have just know her name from 
the IL records and later in the news as one of the kidnapped birders in 

Charlene Malone
St. Louis co.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: q4birds
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Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:09 AM
Subject: IBET no sightings:Re: Louise Augustine: more info

I'm very sad to hear about Louise, she was a great birder and always quick 
to help you find
a bird.
A mass and memorial service is planned for 10:30am, Feb. 9 at St. Edward's 
church in

For all you newbies who didn't know what a dedicated birder she was, you 
will probably
be interested in this article about her quest in Colombia:

WE will miss you Louise!

Sue Friscia

--- In [log in to unmask], Kevin Richmond <turnstone@...> wrote:
> It is with great sadness that I pass along that birder extraordinaire 
> Louise Augustine
died (from cancer) at home this morning.
> For those of you that were close to Louise, I apologize for passing this 
> information
along to you in such an informal manner. I was able to reach a few of you 
earlier today by
telephone, but have not been able to reach everyone.
> Kevin Richmond
> Morton, Illinois

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