Wise Woman of Co-op dealing with terminal illness

Since Roz Marlowe (the “Wise Woman” of French Broad Food Co-op) was lovingly mentioned in a recent Mountain Xpress [“The Early Days of Blue Spiral 1 and the Best Years of My Life,” Sept. 11], I too want to give a shoutout to her.

For over 20 years she has been my go-to woman for herbal remedies. She would find the most affordable and effective products for me, my daughter and even my pet, often right out of the French Broad Co-op’s extensive bulk selection.

Her knowledge is extensive and amazing, and I trusted her. So I wish to inform the community members who have known her as such a solid fixture at our co-op that Roz is dealing with a terminal illness. After talking with her, I could see she needs help with bills, meals and anything else as she prepares for hospice.

I am wondering if there is anything set up already to help her? If so, please let me (us) know.  A fundraiser, perhaps? Are there other ideas? I imagine there would be others like me that would like to be able to help. Thank you, Roz, for all you have given to our community!

Troy Amastar
Alexander

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One thought on “Wise Woman of Co-op dealing with terminal illness

  1. mg massey

    It’s distressing that yet another knowledgeable healer is ill. First we lost Paula , whose formulas saved my life, now Roz. Both women have helped me immensely through the years. Would love to know if we all could have a central way to donate to help . Bless these two dear souls who stood for empowering others to heal themselves.

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