Looking for Bernice Jinkerson – Response

On January 16th, 2003 I posted this message –

And because one never knows who might be reading – I’m looking for Bernice Jinkerson (or perhaps Jinkersen). We both attended the same high school in Sebastopol. Last I heard she was working for Bill Graham Productions but that was over 15 years ago. I’m not sure that there still is a Bill Graham Productions any more. SJ and I have been wondering whatever became of her. Anyone who might have a clue what’s become of her, please contact me at chaosunit@aol.com. I get a tedious amount of spam so be sure to mention Bernice in the subject line.

On January 14th I got this email –

Hi, Just wanted to let you know Bernie passed away in September 2006 from liver disease. As you most likely know she had a drug problem when in her teens which was brought on by parental abuse (dad).She beat the drug deal and had a good life until she died. When in the drug scene she got hepatitus the bad one which was the cause of her liver failure. We lived in Costa Rica for four years which she loved. She was a great person and I miss her a lot.

It’s taken me a while to figure out what to say.