Carol Carter

16 March 2009

Mari Rockett

My dear friend Mari Rockett passed on last Friday, March 13. She was co-owner of the Dragonfire Gallery in Cannon Beach, OR where I exhibited.

She and her partner, Eeva Lantela developed a wonderful gallery of artists. I became good friends with both of them over the years- along with several of the artists.

Mari had a depth, fire, and understanding of the arts -- that wove together a tapestry of creative energy that spoke to all. Her soul was deep and her spirit unwavering. She picked each artist to exhibit after thoughtful consideration ... and was loyal to their representation in her region.
The Dragonfire Gallery is a testament to her dedication and love of all the arts. It became the most respected gallery in Cannon Beach -- and I was so honored to be included.

I will miss working with her... but I am grateful for the time and friendship we had.

I love you Mari and will miss you. Safe passage~


There will be a ceremony of Mari’s life at DragonFire Gallery on Friday, March 20 at 3pm followed by
a bonfire. Mari had a great affinity for the element of fire. It was her wish to have a bonfire ceremony as
a way of thanking and giving back, of celebrating and marking the reciprocal experience of this life.
Mari visited Ecola State Park almost daily so we hope to have the fire there. If that is not possible, it will be
on the beach…so bring appropriate layers.

Thank you all for your emails and calls. Each message adds a layer to the tapestry of love that
surrounds Mari’s spirit. We are indeed all blessed to have had this lovely woman in our lives as supporter,
teacher, and true friend.

In lieu of flowers, Eeva requests that donations be sent in Mari’s name to
The Clatsop County Animal Shelter (1315 SE 19th St., Warrenton, OR 97146 503-861-0737).

With much love,
Eeva, Marsha, Cathy & Lotte

DragonFire Gallery
PO BX 1010 (USPS)
Cannon Beach, OR 97110
503 436 1533


Ann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a lovely tribute to her!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Your friend sounds a truly wonderful lady. Thanks for sharing the happy times you had with her with us.

Carol Carter said...

thank you all.. for your words of support. it means a whole lot... mari was a wonderful friend.. and even better person. blessings...

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Carol. Mari was blessed to have you as a good friend. I am sure you enriched her life.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing about her. Mari was an amazing woman.

Carol Carter said...

thank you everyone.. for your kind words...

mari is a wonderful person. she would have loved knowing how many people she touched.