Jane Lotter was an accomplished Seattle novelist and columnist. When she learned that she was terminally ill, she decided to do something unsual — write her own obituary. It was published July 28.
Following is part of what Jane Lotter chose to say to her family. You can read the text in full at The Seattle Times' website:
Lotter decided to take advantage of Washington State's Death With Dignity Act to pursue euthanasia. She died on July 18.
"Suicide is the opposite of how Jane saw her life," her husband told The New York Times. "She loved life. She just didn't want to end up like a fish flopping on a dock." In the Times article, her family tells movingly of her last rites of departure.
Jane Lotter, rest in peace.