Carol Hurd Memorial Tribute

Carol Hurd – A true stalwart of the Miami Lodge in Deerfield Beach, FL and of the Theosophical Society in general passed away peacefully on July 17, 2020 at the age of 91 surrounded by and in the loving care of her family. Her dedication to Theosophy and her keenness to share it were remarkable. In a spotlight on her in a Federation publication in 2010, she was touted as a member of the Theosophical Society for 43 years who has had “a long history” of giving her “time and talents at the state and local level.” And she served in many capacities including President of the Lodge as well as in other board member roles and also as a regular member. She was the “go to” person for information relating to past Federation activities or Federation By-Laws or just general history that would fill in the pieces of the puzzle which helped others to do their jobs. She was a devout Christian and was very active in her Church who, through her late husband, Stanley, had exposure to Theosophy; which ignited in her a greater search for understanding of the Truth behind her commitment to her faith. In her words,

“I feel, as do many others, that theosophy has become a
way of life for me. It is really an extension of the Christianity
that I knew, not a substitute for it. I am very grateful to all my
theosophical teachers including Gertrude Sitt and Joy Mills, and
also to H.P. Blavatsky and the Masters of the Wisdom for giving
us the Teachings. I feel that it is my job to share, as well as I can,
what has meant so much to me.”

Carol’s legacy is that she not only lived up to those words but her efforts impacted so many others in both obvious and subtle, yet most profound ways. She will be remembered fondly as a “good and faithful servant” whose countless efforts made such a beneficial difference. Godspeed Dear Carol.

A Zoom memorial tribute to Carol Hurd’s life, hosted by Cary Bayer and The Theosophical Society in Miami, Deerfield Beach Branch, is planned for Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm. Below is the link to get on. Participants need to put the sound on their computer’s volume:

Memorial Tribute August 8, 2020, 2:30 p.m. (EST)

If needed, more info is below:
Meeting ID 823 1907 9290
Passcode 647566