Visudha De Los Santos (Stephanie Howe)

Visudha De Los Santos (Stephanie Howe) passed away on Nov. 8, 2021, after a long battle with cancer.

Visudha De Los Santos (Stephanie Howe) passed away on Nov. 8, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her children Bryan Everson, Nathan Everson and Elisa McClain; and her grandchildren: Pita, Oksana, Samantha, Jackson, Jai, Jefferey, Benjamin and Boyd.

She had resided in Taos, New Mexico for the past 15 years, prior McCleary, Washington and was born on April 28, 1965, in Portland, Oregon. She was raised in a small town in Montesano, Washington with her three sisters where there was a great bond. She was the daughter of Lawrence Howe (deceased) and Donna Howe.

Visudha lived in a space of healing. She loved so many and guided people through that process. Her nickname was Visudha Buddha.

“Dance is the Language of Love,” “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” “Your body is a living, breathing book” are some of her messages she would deliver, to people.

“Move or Be Moved “, was her life dream where she could guide others through the Five Rhythms dancing and Gong Journeys. If you ever had the chance to participate in these sessions, they were truly releasing and served as the action of lifting of your soul experience. We know her students appreciated her and even collaborated on many levels of artistry.

Amongst her journey as an artist and a healer she traveled much to spread her message. She enjoyed other cultures, learning what others bring to the world and even adopted some of those learnings to her teachings. She enjoyed reading snuggling with her dogs, walks on the beach and many spent time with her on mini adventures.

Toward the end of her journey here, she was able to travel in a RV with her children and grandchildren from Taos to Washington, as one of her most precious last memories. She was grateful for her entire family and always shared her love for you with nice talks of interests of what the other person needed in their life or where their journey was going.

Her family joined her shortly before she passed to experience a living memorial where they could share the love for her and laughter of the moments cherished.

Visudha’s friends in Taos have scheduled a celebration of life, on Dec. 12, 2021, at noon at Rio Bravo Campground Pilar, New Mexico. Her family will be spreading her ashes along Ruby Beach, Washington, as she wished and where she loved to visit, in the spring of 2022.

Her beautiful soul and smile will be missed dearly.