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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Obit: Lynn Tooker, President of People United for Animals Dies

Lynn Tooker died at the age of 57 died of insulin shock in her driveway while walking one of her dogs. Although this is what the article says, her daughter comments:

Thank you all for your thoughts. This was a misquote in the article. My mother did not pass of diabetic shock or coma. We believe she died of a heart attack. My mom always made taking care of her diabetes a priority in her life. Thank you for your kind words! We are devastated and will miss her more than any words could say...Her daughter Missy.

Here is Madeleine J. "Lynne" Tooker

From the article:

Local animal advocate Lynn Tooker dedicated her life to saving animals as founder, president and organizer of the nonprofit People United for Animals.

"I would hope her legacy would be as great to this area as Bob Barker’s was to the nation," said Jarrett Richardson, treasurer of PUFA.

Tooker was found dead Wednesday in the driveway of her Bristol Virginia home.

She was 57.

Tooker helped raise more than $80,000 toward pet spay and neuters since PUFA’s founding in January 2001, saving thousands of unwanted animals from being born.

"She did a lot unselfishly for the community," said Shawna Cook, a PUFA volunteer and close friend of Tooker’s. "When we lost her, Bristol lost one of its true animal advocates."

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