June 15, 2011

Vonda Urban: Dance Instructor, Author, Teacher, Theosophist, Astrologer, Musician

If you danced at the Aragon ballroom in the fifties, you may remember dance instructor Vonda Urban. Or maybe you were a student of hers when she taught Theosophy. Vonda Urban passed away this week at the age of 92. The Tribune has her obituary and condolence book here: Vonda Urban. You can see some of the titles she wrote here: Quest Books.

From the Trib:

Vonda Urban, 92, native of Massachusetts, Theosophist, musician, astrologer; passed away June 3, 2011, after a brief illness. Vonda was a vibrant part of Chicago's entertainment scene in the 50's and 60's, and developed a following with her work as an instructor of dance at the Aragon Ballroom, and later as a spiritual teacher. Her passing is a great loss to the Theosophical community. She is survived by an extended surrogate family; and many admirers, including her best friend Rodger George; and her nieces Teena and Deborah Urban, and Jeannette Davie. A celebration of her life is being planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL, 36104. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois.

"Thou canst not travel on the path before thou hast become that Path itself."

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