I’d never thought I’d have to write one of these posts. But here we are.
I have some sad news. One of our long time members, Dotlizard, has unfortunately passed away at age 57. There is little information on the circumstances surrounding her death but I understand that she was recently ill.
Dotlizard has been a member of MCNSA of many years and also co-founded DMZ. She was a much loved member of both communities and was instrumental in the re-merging of the DMZ and MCNSA playerbases. Dot was an amazing person who thought of DMZ and MCNSA as her home and the players within as part of her family. She was kind and compassionate to each and every player and treated everyone with the respect they deserved.
She will be sorely missed.
Sawa and K0nker will be continuing the running of the DMZ server, They have been involved with DMZ for a long time and know what they are doing. Myself, Evil_k9 and the other MCNSA staff will be around to help out as needed.
Her friend and employer at Sespe Creek Collective, Chelsea Sutula, is assisting in making arrangements. She will be cremated and her friends plan to scatter some of her ashes at the beach in Ventura, California where she lived. Donations toward funeral expenses are being accepted at https://www.gofundme.com/Kelly-Familys-emergency-fund.
In case dotty somehow never managed to tell you, she was an avid cyclist. For that reason, a memorial bike ride will be held in Ventura on October 14th. If any of you live in the area and wish to participate please reach out to sawarahh or k0nker and we’ll help connect you with more details.
For those of us who knew her online, we will have a digital memorial on DMZ on Saturday, October 6th at 8PM CST. Please feel free to stop by DMZ any time. Dot welcomed all walks of life in our community, and it will remain always an open door.