You were my dear friend through life, from the 5th grade at Woodrow Wilson Elementary in San Bernardino, through Arrowview Junior High and Pacific High School, sharing the sweet and poignant experiences of adolescence, in Student Council with Dr. Bailey, those basketball games where you led the team, Homecoming and finally Graduation and the exciting all night celebrations...!
Then like the interweaving of a tapestry with both bright and deeper colors, our lives intersected through contact and distance. You were always a kind, gentle, serious and funny soul, and when Anne came into your life, she completed you. She was your professional partner, your wife, your best friend, and your fellow explorer, discovering the wonders of many parts of the world, from Romania to the Cotswolds, in your hiking trips, as well as building your successful businesses together.
Your passion and great talent for tennis anointed you as best in your class for many years as you excelled nationally on the courts, and delighted in the game. John and I enjoyed our weekend visits together both at our home and yours, and the long and always interesting conversations from travel to politics to personal dreams and successes we spoke of....
And always, your zest for living, your love of family and friends filled and strengthened your life with warmth, love, and much laughter. You left us much too soon, but you will live on in our loving memories and continue to always hold a strong and constant place in our hearts,...
Much love in sadness,
Susan Lovell (McLaughlin) Ph.D