Her name was Seforooza muhara wa Ruraara rwa Mikaro-Rugwisa rwa Bugashu bwa Rushwiga rwa Nyamiyonga ya Rwego rwa Birondoorwa bya Kazooba ka Nzira ya Kasigyi ka Kahanya ka Kataashe ka Minyaruko ya Nyamicence. Her clan was Omusigi w’Omuzooba.
Born 92+ years ago at Rutooma in the Greater Mparo Area (GMA) in Kigezi, Uganda, she was a walking library that freely shared great information and insights that helped shape my worldview. Loving, full of laughter and a sharp wit – these are some of the memories I have of many days spent in her company in my childhood and early adulthood.
Her library doors are now closed shut for good. She died on Easter Sunday April 16, 2017. The sadness is natural, but it is exceeded by joyful thanksgiving for a long life of great dignity and service to others.
Thinking of you Margaret, Joy, Charles, Joyce, George, John and TK. Thank you Seforooza for loving our family. Farewell Tatenkazi! Rest in peace among our ancestors.