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Memorial for Andrea Lawrence
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Memorial service for Andrea Lawrence

A memorial service was held on April 19, 2009—over 500 people gathered at Mammoth Mountain to pay tribute to Andrea Mead Lawrence on what would have been her 77th birthday.

memorial for Andrea Lawrence

The event featured a roster of speakers, a video about her achievements from Olympic historian Bud Greenspan, a display of photographs from her many accomplishments, and a chance for friends to share stories and memories.

friends at the memorial

The speakers from the evening:
welcome: Rusty Gregory
Ameen Kahn for Senator Barbara Boxer
Byng Hunt for Senator Diane Feinstein
Bill Reid for Representative Buck McKeon & Mono County
Fran Spivy-Weber & Art Baggett for the State of California
Tom Kelly for the United States Ski Team
Peggy White, childhood friend, through a video
Linda Meyers-Tikalsky
Tony Rossman
Martha Davis
Tim Alpers
Sally Miller & Deanna Dulen
Derrick Vocelka
Bud Greenspan tribute film to Andrea
Nina Winter Graham (also reading a letter from Genny Smith)
Geoff McQuilkin
Susan Carpenter
family and friends

We scanned the program from the memorial for those of you who might wish to see it. The program can be viewed here.

You can also read more about Andrea, including links to obituaries in the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, in this Mono-logue post.

Several folks kindly requested that Geoff post the text of his speech online, so you can read it here.


more about Andrea

Annual Andrea Lawrence Award Dinner

Andrea's legacy

Andrea in the news

Andrea's memorial service

ALIMAR's supporters



Contributions can be made in honor of Andrea Lawrence and in support of her inspirational vision. Please send to:

Mono Lake Committee
Andrea Lawrence Fund
P.O. Box 29
Lee Vining, CA 93541
(760) 647-6595

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