A memorial sprung up near the site of the incident on Monday. Photo by Rigoberto Hernandez.

The woman who passed away Monday after setting herself on fire on Dorland Street was remembered today in a tribute on Mission Mission. Three people who either worked with her or knew her from around the neighborhood shared their memories of her. Here are some excerpts:

“She always looked down when she laughed. I remember how it felt the few times she came back up to meet my eyes again. When she laughed I felt like she was always agreeing with me. Even at her own expense.” – Ariel

“A month ago, I was walking down Guerrero and I hear “I would recognize that gait anywhere”, it was Colleen from across the street walking home. I yelled “Heya” and she smiled. It made me laugh that someone would recognize someone’s gait, the way that they walk, but it was a thoughtful comment. And it’s true, you spend a little bit of time (or a lot of bit) and you pick up things. I am sure in our year or so together working in the 10,000 square foot warehouse you’d get to know the sound of anyone’s footsteps.” – Matthew

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  1. I worked with Colleen and I am so sad at her passing.
    She was a wonderful person.
    I will miss her, and remember her.
    Mike Bertinetti

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