Nita Platt

  • Wednesday April 12, 2017
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September 2, 1947 �" March 11, 2017

Nita Platt passed away peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2017 after a long illness, surrounded by family and loving friends. Born September 2, 1947 in Boston, she is survived by her brother, Allen Platt; nieces; nephews; and former domestic partner, Ida Red. Nita was an active member of the Bay Area LGBT community, involved in Older Lesbians Organizing for Change, Project Open Hand, the former New Leaf Outreach to Elders, and Openhouse.

Living in Sonoma County the last eight years, she volunteered with peer counseling at the Sebastopol Senior Center, the OUTWatch Film Festival in Sebastopol and the gay-friendly Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival at Rialto, and was proud to participate in the National Conference of Lesbians of Color. Her energy and vitality were contagious. She always encouraged everyone she met to live their life to the fullest, becoming a charismatic friend to many, who will miss her greatly.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Valle Vista Senior Subdivision Clubhouse, 221 Westgate Circle, Santa Rosa, CA. Please RSVP to [email protected].