Obituaries 2006

Battle Bell III, Joan Dexter Blackmer and Leonore Zeller : 2006

Battle Bell III : June 26, 2006

Battle Bell III, 61, formerly of Columbus, died June 26, 2006, in New Orleans. Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church on Jackson Avenue in New Orlenas. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Mr. Bell was born to Battle Bell Jr. and Pauline Morris Bell. He attended S.D. Lee High School in Columbus and graduated from the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1963. He attended Auburn University and was awarded a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1967. For more than 17 years, he worked as an architect in Florida, New York City, Rome, Italy, and New Orleans. In 1986 he graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland, and practiced Jungian psychoanalysis in New Orleans for 20 years. He was a senior analyst, supervisor and teacher of the Inter-regional Society of Jungian Analysts, co-founder of the New Orleans Seminar and had been advisor to the C.G. Jung Society of New Orleans since its founding in 1987. Mr. Bell served on the vestries of St. Paul's Within the Walls in Rome, St. George's Anglican Church of Zurich and St. George's Episcopal Church in New Orleans. He was an active member of The Round Table Club, the Mallory Society, the Priory of Saint Bernard de Clairvaux of the Knights Templar and a member of numerous Mardi Gras Societies. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Susan Bell; son, Battle Bell IV; daughter, Honorine Richard Bell; and sister, Marianne Bell Pawlik.
-- from New Orleans newspaper

 

Joan Dexter Blackmer, 1931-2006

Joan D BlackmerJoan Dexter Blackmer died on April 4, 2006 of pancreatic cancer after a short illness at her home in Canterbury, New Hampshire.

Her friends, colleagues and analysands will remember Joan for her deep caring, for her playful humor and for her challenging and imaginative thinking. Joan’s profound respect for the workings of the unconscious directed her life in an exemplary way. She was heart and soul a Jungian.

Joan graduated from Radcliffe College, where she majored in European History and culture. She married Donald Blackmer and raised three children. In her late twenties

Joan studied, performed and taught modern dance in the Martha Graham tradition.. This experience informed her book, Acrobats of the Gods: dance and transformation, which celebrates the connection between dance and psyche. Her interest in body/psyche issues was important in her analytic work.

After Joan received her diploma from the Jung Institute in Zurich in 1982, she practiced as an analyst in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She was active in the founding years of the C.G.Jung Institute of Boston and the New England Society of Jungian Analysts. She served many years on the Training Board and the faculty of the Institute. She lectured on fairy tales, alchemy, religion and individuation. In Zurich she analyzed with Barbara Hannah and later lectured on Miss Hannah’s paintings as a study of the process of individuation. She worked closely with Edward Edinger, her friend and mentor, editing three of his books of lectures: The Mysterium Lectures, The Sacred Psyche and The Mystery of the Coniuncio.

Joan’s interests were wide. She had a deep love for gardening; fly fishing, piano, books and terriers. Her interest in photography led her to amass an impressive collection of photos of her favorite mandala, the sewer covers of Rome. Joan treasured family time with her husband, three children and six grandchildren at their country summer home in Vermont.

Joan is greatly missed in the New England Jungian community

 

Leonore Zeller, 1914-2006

Born in Berlin, Leonore Zeller lived in Los Angeles from 1941-2004. She moved to Santa Fe, NM upon her retirement from LA’s C.G. Jung Institute at the age of 90.

Her husband Max was arrested by the Nazis on September 9, 1938, the infamous Kristallnacht, and sent to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. Lore was able to get him released and they emigrated to England with their son where they lived through the blitz. In 1941 they emigrated to Los Angeles.

She and her husband Max, a Jungian analyst, along with two other analysts founded the C.G. Jung Institute in Los Angeles in 1945, one of the major Institutes in the world. Although not a therapist, she was involved in every facet of the growth and activities of the Institute. In 1977 she began working in the bookstore, later renamed The Max and Lore Zeller Bookstore and Library. In 2003, the Institute named her an honorary Jungian Analyst.

Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by her children Dan and Nancy Zeller, Jacqueline and David Levine, and David and HannaSarah Zeller, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.

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