LOUISE MARSHALL LECHNER JULY 11, 1948 - JUNE 30, 2013 Died peacefully at her home in Santa Fe just before noon Sunday, June 30th, 2013 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 64 years old. She is survived by her amazing and loving husband of 41 years, Tom Lechner, her daughters Amanda and Lindsay, her brothers John, George and Ed Marshal, her sister Susan Ingram, and her mother Nancy Marshall. Louise, a life long creative always drawing, painting, knitting and weaving, was co-founder and for the last 33+ years co-owner along with JB Pena and Ceil Swanson Evans of Handwoven Originals at The Inn at Loretto. A note from Louise: My life has been a creative journey. I have been fortunate to live immersed in various forms of art, and with my partner in life - Tom - have created two wonderfully individual daughters. My love surrounds my family forever, in our New Mexico skies, in the wind that blows gently around us, and in all the woven colors that take your breath away. I have been loved and have loved my family, and so many wonderful friends who have wandered in and out of my life through the years. My mother has inspired me with her strength, my father gave me the gift of creativity, - but somebody sure left out the house-keeping skill! We grew up with a spiritual guide in the natural world, an appreciation of the beauty of the out-doors. My brothers were all wonderful companions, but there is no friend like a sister, who always heard more than she ever wanted to! Lindsay and Amanda are sisters too and will always have one another to be really connected. Each are so strong and determined in their direction. Amanda with her dedication to a life in art and Lindsay who would rather spend time on a horse and create a life revolving around her passion. They make me laugh and I have enjoyed and been inspired by their single mindedness. When I met Tom in ceramics class I never imagined the adventure our love would bring. Our "adventure" has been quiet but we have each been able to create a life where we do what we love. Life could not be richer - the rewards were continual, the happiness great. My love and light will always surround our girls, I will always be near to listen and laugh and sing way off-key. Always remember to smile. ~ Happy Trails ~ Louise I lieu of flowers, consider donating to PMS Hospice Care or Warehouse 21 Teen Arts Center Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900