Elizabeth Ann Lord, passed away peacefully in her sleep January 18, 2020 in Calca, Cusco Peru. Born in Lowell in 1949, Beth was the daughter of the late Robert Lord and Marion (Reed) Lord. She is survived by her sister Nancy, brother Rob and his wife and children, brother Douglas, and many relatives and friends around the world. She attended Chelmsford High School and Skidmore College where she studied Elementary Education, Physics, and Math. She went on to earn Masters degrees in Special Education, Computer Science, and Teaching English as a Second Language. Beth taught Special Education for years before taking a turn as a Certified Project Manager in the high-tech field: she later returned to the classroom and dedicated herself to teaching English for non-native speakers. Beth was curious and creative, and passionately explored global cultures through their languages, textiles, paper cuttings and music. Beth played the piano, read extensively, and was proud to be a licensed Ham Radio Operator chatting up people around the world. For several years she had lived at the Kripalu Yoga Fellowship in Pennsylvania and continued her spiritual contemplation and yoga practice through the rest of her life. Beth was also an avid outdoors woman whose enthusiasm for trekking, kayaking, and hot air ballooning took her around the world: from hiking in Norway to kayaking through Casco Bay to camping on St. John and ultimately to the Sacred Valley in Peru. Her cultural interests brought her to Europe and South America, the Blue Mosque of Istanbul and cultural exchanges to Russia. Later in her retirement, her appreciation for nature brought her back to her beloved cottage on Cape Cod. Beth was a teacher and a life-long learner, an explorer and an adventurer, and also a loving caregiver who, together with her siblings, provided a long term peaceful and supportive home for their mother Marion. Beth was one-of-a-kind, and her absence is keenly felt by those whose life she touched.
Published by The Marlborough Enterprise from May 27 to Jun. 3, 2021.