I just commented to someone how Mrs. McLeod was my favorite and most memorable teacher (fourth grade at Whittier) and decided to Google her. I'm sorry that I didn't do it sooner, so I could have told her myself.My sympathy to her family for the loss. I fondly recall learning to play the uke, learning to do wonderful Hawaiian dances, doing wonderfully exotic art projects, being inspired to visit Hawaii with the information she provided, her playing the bagpipes and speaking fondly of her son. She was so kind and respectful to her students. She truly an exceptional being. She was an inspiration to me to attend college and become a teacher.
My deep condolences on your loss and hope evryone in your family is well. I will keep you and your grandmother in my prayers.
With love, mariko
Nancy was a lovely woman, and I will never forget what a wonderful grandmother she was to Liz and Danny. They were so lucky to grow up just a few houses away from her.
My son Garrett and I have lit a candle for you Nana everyday since you passed. You were the brightest light in each of our lives.
I was one of Mrs. McLeod's students in the class of 61/62. As I recall our interests were quite diverse, yet we were all given an education. There were thirty four of us that year, it took quite a teacher.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the McLeod family. From all of us the Tello family- Irene, Alberto, Javier, Alfred, Evonne, Omar and Ruby
My childhood memories would be incomplete without thinking of Mrs. McLeod and Mac--my parents and I were their neighbors in Mission Hills: Dan and his mom playing the bagpipes on their deck in the evenings, Mrs. McLeod's great cooking, including apple pie!!, her stories of life by the canyon over the years. She will be missed, but what a wonderful history and legacy of action and life she leaves us.
Our hearts are filled with sadness by the loss of our beloved Nana.