[Up] [Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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
[ This is the Sinclair family discussion list, sinclair@quarterman.org
[ To get off or on the list, see http://sinclair.quarterman.org/list.html