Tuli Rode died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning hours of April 11, 2018 at her home in Berkeley, California at the age of 72 years. Tuli is survived by her husband, Charles Hoffman, her beloved sister Susie Rode-Morris and nephew Ollie, by her sister Kathryn Rode, and by her many cousins, nieces and nephews, Nicole, Annette, Nicholas, Russell, Stephanie, Chloe and Sophia. Tuli was born on October 20th, 1945 in Antioch, CA to Rose Esther, née Verdugo and Lawrence Carl Rode and grew up in Concord, CA
Tuli will always be remembered for her kind heart, wise insights, and willingness to help others in their times of need. She trained and worked for many years as a hypnotherapist, returned to school, and celebrated her 65th birthday by graduating Magnum Sum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Psychology, and a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. She started a private practice and began working on her state certification as well as her PhD in Psychology, tasks she was proceeding towards completing at the time of her passing.
A woman of profound spiritual depth, she studied religion and philosophy from many cultures, and found a blend of her Native beliefs and those of the Bahá'í, which she embraced and through which the grace of the divine brought her peace, strength, and harmony in her life.
A memorial service for Tuli will be held on April 19th 10:00 a.m. at Higgins Chapel, Antioch CA, the internment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Oak View Memorial Park 2500 East 18th Street, Antioch, CA which is nearby.
If you wish, in lieu of flowers, a donation to a mental health charity in her name would be a worthy tribute to her. One such is the Native American Health Center of Oakland, 3124 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601