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February 15, 2017

RIP Solana Henneberry

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:05 am

In yet another major loss for the Alameda School Board and Alameda as a whole, yesterday it was reported that Board member Solana Henneberry passed away on on Tuesday.

From the East Bay Times:

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Solana Henneberry, a trustee with the Alameda Unified School District, who died Tuesday of breast cancer. She was 44.

Henneberry was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, just months after she secured a seat on the school board. She initially thought she had beaten the disease, but then late last year learned it had returned, her husband said.

I didn’t know Solana Henneberry personally, but from watching her on the School Board she was a great advocate for the students being served by the Unified School District.  It’s always particularly heartbreaking when someone so young passes away.

According to the press release from the school district and the article details of the memorial will be forthcoming as will details of a donation account for the family.   Solana Henneberry is survived by her husband and three young children.  As soon as I get details about the memorial I’ll post them here.

There is a Munchery account to help with meals for the family during this difficult time.  Click through to donate.  There is also a Go Fund Me for the children.  Click through to donate.

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3 Comments »

  1. Alameda and Alameda kids were so so fortunate to have Solana giving her time on the school board and on the community. She is one of those folks (and they are getting fewer and fewer) who demonstrate through their words and actions that public service can be an honorable pursuit. My heart goes out to Mike and the rest of her family.

    Comment by Doug Biggs — February 15, 2017 @ 7:52 am

  2. So young, so sad. My deepest condolences to all.

    Comment by frank — February 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am

  3. So sorry for the loss. Especially of one so young and engaged so productively in our community?

    Comment by Kate Quick — February 15, 2017 @ 4:45 pm


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