Rancher Shirley Modini dies on land she cherished

By CLARK MASON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 4:01 a.m. Shirley Modini, who lived her entire married life on a ranch in the rugged Mayacmas range and bequeathed it as a wilderness sanctuary, died there Tuesday. Modini, 89, died at home off Pine Flat Road, northeast of Healdsburg, on a 1,725-acre property described as "impressively wild" and a haven for bears, mountain lions and eagles, as well as a native plant habitat.... Full Story: http://www.pressdemocrat.com