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Re: Passing of Laurel Gene Fechner Clan Sinclair USA Historian Emeritus
Thurs., Oct. 3, 2002
Greetings, dear Cousins:
I was very sorry to hear of the loss of Cousin Laurel Gene Fechner.
She was a gracious lady. I corresponded by snail and E-mail and by phone.
She spent some of her early years in my home county of Indiana, so we talked
about many of the places we both knew.
When I learned that The Boone Society Reunion would be in Wilsonville,
Oregon (Greater Portland) I mentioned it to her. She said that the
headquarters hotel was 30 mins. from her home. I invited Laurel and her
husband Don to the opening night Barbecue. They attended. I learned, when
she came, that her report from the doctor that afternoon was not good.
We had a pleasant time, but you could tell that she was not well. She
was still sharing history with those she met that evening. In early Sept. I
rec'd. my last E-mail from her. She basically said that the day of the
Barbecue was the last fairly good day. She was at that time under hospice
care at home.
When Laurel was well, she was a constant contributor to the Clan
Sinclair Discussion List. She was vitally interested in our Clans History
and was certainly knowledgeable.
I hope in some small way this message will serve as my Tribute to
Laurel. Laurel is now with our ancestors. I am sure that all of the best of
Scotland's Past were formed in a great procession, lined up to welcome such a
Scottish/Sinclair Hero to her great reward. Rest in Peace, dear Cousin
Many of you knew her much better than I, and to you, I express my
sincere sympathy. I, especially, send sympathy to her faithful husband, Don.
Your Cousin Ivan D. Lancaster of Trafalgar
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