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October 23, 2018

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February 1, 2018
Libby and I were friends for 37 years. We worked together at UT, and she was an invaluable part of our team. She will be remembered for her integrity and trustworthiness, her flawless editing and proofreading skills, her steadfast support of staff and students, and her indispensable sense of humor. After Libby retired, she and I spent many hours sharing stories of our lives, and this usually included laughter, mostly at ourselves. She always spoke lovingly of her family, from her parents to the newest members. She was comforted by their visits and good care, and she was so uplifted by the 90th birthday celebration they had for her just a few months ago. She also revealed quiet courage in the way she faced and overcame many challenges and losses. Libby loved the subjects of English and history, and she loved teaching. She spoke fondly of beginning her career in Mississippi as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. She read voraciously, and we joked that her Kindle should weigh a ton since it held so many books. Libby found a renewed interest in life when she moved to Parsons House four years ago. Until very recently, she still enjoyed reading, keeping up with email (especially news of her family), ordering books and other lesser necessities online, and watching Jeopardy. I am grateful for visits with her in the final month of her life, sharing stories and laughter as we always had, and it was a joy to see her face light up still when I brought her Dr. Peppers and smoothies. I will remember the kindness and ease with which she welcomed me into her life and remained my friend. As she and I always said to each other, "Friendship will never cool."
January 31, 2018
My great friend Libby was a mentor and confidant throughout our years together at UT. Her wry humor and wide-ranging intelligence guided me along often dark paths in uncertain times. To say she will be missed is an understatement - my life would not be the same without her strong presence. I know she has had the same affect on others who have had the lucky opportunity of working with and knowing Libby Lord.