We nurture.

We learn.

We Act.

                                                                                    Louise Pechin Sanders

                                                                                                                                                             Born 1945 in San Jose, California

                                                                                                                                                             Died 2018 in Lubbock, Texas

Teacher, Reader, Traveler, Writer, Lover, Fighter, Mother, Daughter, Cousin, Grandmother, Nana, and above all of those, Friend.  Artist, Musician, Political Activist, Environmentalist, Master of plants, of yarn and clay and debate.  Passions included eating, watching the news, going to the beach, and breaking barriers.

She did all that she set out to do in this world and when she was ready, she headed off for her next adventure.

After a brief bitter-hard fought battle with lung cancer, Louise Pechin Sanders died on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at the end of her midmorning nap.  She was surrounded by her closest friends and her family up to the end.

Her love of laughter lives on in her kids, Peter Noone of Palo Alto, California; Dominique Thomas of North Haven Connecticut; and their respective broods:  Halina and Julia Noone & Ariel and Zachary Thomas.

A celebration of her life will be held on June 2nd, 2018 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Lubbock at 2PM.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to NPR at https://www.npr.org/donations/support, or to your favorite world-changing charity of choice.  

Her daughter humbly requests that you get that persisting headache checked out by a medical professional and keep on insisting that it’s not all in your head.  However if you don’t, when that time comes please say hello to her mother.

If you would like to send a message to the family or leave one for Louise feel free to submit them and we will collect for the service on Saturday June 2nd at 2 PM.

Thank you,

FUUC Office

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