Lady Loreon Vigne dies at age 82
Lady Loreon Vigne was a successful business woman who brought an animal sanctuary, Egyptian Temple and retreat center to the agricultural town of Geyserville. She brought new ideas and welcomed all to be a part of her journey by opening Isis Oasis one Sunday a month to visitors.
A local Geyserville personality, Vigne opened her Isis Oasis home to the community for many years.
Vigne started a program welcoming classrooms of children from Sonoma County and beyond to teach them about the once endangered animals and their unique home at the Geyserville sanctuary. Last month, Vigne hosted the Geyserville Chamber of Commerce’s end of year dinner with a surprise guest, a snake dancer wrapped in a 20-foot live snake.
Lady Loreon Vigne’s artistic career started in San Francisco where she was an artist and crafts person. Lady Loreon Vigne was married to the late San Francisco beat era film maker, Dion Vigne who died in 1970.
Lady Loreon had a collection of exotic Ocelot cats at her home and workshop on Isis Street in San Francisco. When the regulations against owning exotic cats in San Francisco were imposed, Lady Loreon moved to Geyserville to provide a new home for her exotic cats.
Isis Street was one more thread in the woven cloth of the Isis Oasis beginning. Lady Loreon had a series of other encounters with the Goddess Isis, and decided to transform the property into an Egyptian themed retreat center.
Now, 34 years later Isis Oasis has provided a place for artists to be creative and groups to use the space for retreats, workshops, weddings, concerts, and myriad other activities.
Vigne was an author and poet, with past speaking engagements at the Wells Fargo Center, local bookstores and Isis Oasis.
Lady Loreon leaves a living legacy in Geyserville, Isis Oasis.