For years, when asked, we have been happy to connect with a family member or dear friend unable to attend a funeral in-person, and provide them with a virtual window. We have connected people from places around the world, or just down the street at our nearest hospital. Our live feeds were informal, sometimes blurry, with muffled audio, but the thought and intention was always there.
Lori and I attended Althouse together and started our teaching career at Beal the same year. In different deparments, we didn’t spend much time together but I always enjoyed Lori’s company and loved chatting with her. She was supportive of both students and teachers alike and had a love for life and a desire to make the most of it. She was a talented teacher and her students saw her genuine interest in them. My last personal interaction with Lori was in our staff room. She was helping me with some technical stuff on the computer. I was conveying how stupid I felt and she was reassuring me of my competencies. Her warm, loving smile will be forever missed. Her passing is a great loss to Beal and the world itself. My condolences to Tristan, her children and extended family.
So enjoyed Carol’s talk at Holy Trinity about their Arctic expedition.
We’ll deeply miss you Carol. You were so kind and thoughtful always.
Tender sympathies to family. Shirley Berecz