Friday, January 08, 2010

On the Passing of Yolanda Claros Romero: Remembering Baha'is in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1971

Yolanda Claros Romero — 1932–2010
Yolanda Claros Romero passed on in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on 7 January 2010, after a prolonged illness. She was an outstanding teacher of the Baha'i Faith, which she served with devotion and distinction for over half a century, and was elected to the first National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Bolivia in 1960. She also performed outstanding services for the Baha'i Faith in many capacities throughout her life, including the translation of several important Baha'i texts into the Quechua language. She served on the first Executive Committee of the Association for Baha'i Studies–Chile. Yolanda was also an active member of Rotary International, Las Damas de la Mesa Redonda Panamericana in both Bolivia and Chile, the Santiago Book Club, and as a member of the executive committee of the Club Social de Bolivia in Santiago, Chile, in the early 1990s
This item is off of Steve Pulley's flickr site. Steve is a devoted chronicler of Bolivian Baha'i history, having been a long-time Baha'i pioneer there. -gw
This is a group of Baha'i pioneers in a get together in Cochabamba, Bolivia, circa September 1971

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