[Tweeters] Patricia Lott
chukarbird at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 29 11:51:24 PDT 2008
I would like to share a few things about Patricia. She always said birding is what got her out of her wheelchair. She had serious health issues to deal with and at the last WOS (Washington Ornithology Society) Board meeting despite her pain and discomfort she was as involved and committed and passionate as ever. Her doctor had told her she had to reduce her stress and leaving the board was going to be a big disappointment I could tell even though she tried to not show it. She believed strongly in giving back what she had freely received via volunteering and in that regard we were soul sisters.
She was also actively involved in Seattle Audubon Society and became a Master Birder through their program. She also led a Book Club and accessible field trips.
One time I visited her house to pick up a raincoat I forgot and she told me the wonderful story of a Steller's Jay that had physical challenges that managed to overcome them enough to nest successfully in her yard. The jay also learned how to get at her feeder which was a bit of an obstacle course.
I will miss her greatly.
Roosting in Kent, near Lake Meridian
(chukarbird at yahoo dot com)
Any driving directions contained within this message are given as a courtesy, beware, author is directionally challenged and will not vouch for them.
--- On Mon, 9/29/08, Eugene and Nancy Hunn <enhunn323 at comcast.net> wrote:
> From: Eugene and Nancy Hunn <enhunn323 at comcast.net>
> Subject: [Tweeters] Patricia Lott
> To: Tweeters at u.washington.edu
> Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 9:26 AM
> You may not have heard the sad news that Patricia Lott was
> killed in a
> traffic accident Friday evening.
> Patricia served on the WOS board last year and was an
> extremely engaged and
> enthusiastic board member. The weekend before the accident
> she traveled to
> Kelso and Vancouver to set up next year's WOS
> convention, meeting with the
> hotel representatives and active local birders to get the
> field trip
> schedule sketched out well in advance.
> I first met Patricia on a field trip I led to Naches Pass
> three years ago.
> She suffered debilitating chronic health problems and for a
> time was
> confined to a wheelchair, but was able by sheer
> determination to climb the
> rope on Kelly Butte to view the Rock Wrens. She championed
> field trips for
> handicapped birders, knowing personally the importance of
> reaching out to
> everyone with the joy of birding.
> Gina Sheridan will provide more detail about her life in a
> later posting.
> Our hearts go out to her partner Alan Lincoln.
> Gene Hunn
> 18476 47th Pl NE
> Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
> enhunn323 at comcast.net
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