A memorial will be held Sat., June 16 for Chicago-based singer/songwriter, therapist and activist Paula A. Walowitz, who died May 23, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by friends and her wife, Jean Durkin.
Walowitz was known internationally for her music, and was a regular at Mountain Moving Coffeehouse in Chicago from the 1970s to 1990s. She was a member of the early women's band Surrender Dorothy, and her classic songs included "Goddesses' Rage ( Neopaganomics )," "She's Been Waiting," and "Surprise! I'm a Lesbian."
In addition to a long music career, Walowitz was a professional therapist, including helping in the early years of Lesbian Community Cancer ( now Care ) Project. She was also an astrologer, and had a long-running and very popular astrology column in Nightspots, sister publication to Outlines ( now Windy City Times ), and also wrote articles for those publications.
Walowitz and Durkin worshiped at Unitarian Church of Evanston. There will be a memorial Sat., June 16, 5 p.m. at the church, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston.
Full details here: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/PASSAGES-Singer-therapist-Paula-Walowitz-dies/62984.html .