Rancher Shirley Modini dies on land she cherished

Healdsburg, In The News, Mayacmas, Press Democrat

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….

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