Condolences on the Passing of Laurie Williams

It is with great sadness that the club has to share with you the passing of  Laurie Williams, mother of board member Doug Williams. Laurie lost her battle with lung cancer on Tuesday May 13, 2014. She lived in Playa del Rey most of her life, where she was an avid gardener and supported the Wetlands restoration and preservation, and maintaining a healthy garden for all her invertebrate friends. In her final days, she was receiving very special care and assistance from Pacific Hospice Care.

As many of you know, Doug was an active competitor in the sport of figure skating. Based on the above, the family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, you please make a donation to one of the following organizations in her memory. Doug and his family greatly appreciate everyone’s love, support and concern.

Friends of Ballona Wetlands – Please mail donations, along with a note “In Memory of Laurie Williams” to:
P.O. Box 5159
Playa del Rey, CA 90296

Pacific Hospice Care Corp. – Please mail donations, along with a note “In Memory of Laurie Williams” to:
4520 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 101
Los Angeles, CA 90010

U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund – donations can be mailed or done on line:
– Visit, then click on the “Donate” tab, go to GIVE TODAY, and Donate to the Memorial Fund
– Download the brochure and mail in donations as instructed on form

Xerces Society
The Xerces Society is an advocate for Butterfly and Invertebrates restoration. Donations can be made online at Go to the “Donate” box for one-time giving. Give as a tribute gift “In Memory of Laurie Williams”.

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