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Rick Stanley

XXXX  –  May 22, 2019

Dear Colleagues, Those of you who are related to “second generation” OE members likely already have learned the sad news about Rick Stanley’s passing on May 22nd.  His Mom, our dear colleague Anna, had just arrived at our home in Wells for a visit when she received the news.  Rick experienced a heart attack while at his workplace in North Carolina a few days earlier, and the family sent his sister, Denise, to immediately travel from Maine to be at his side.


Please hold his Rick’s parents, Anna and Dick Stanley, in your thoughts and prayers as they drive to North Carolina early next week; and also give thanks for the unconditional love Denise Stanley has consistently showered on her brother (and so many others.)


As Joe Crocker would say, “The Mystery gives, the Mystery takes away.  Blessed be the Mystery in our lives.”


Grace, peace and love,

~~    Marilyn Crocker


Oh, no. Thank you for letting us know, Marilyn. Rick was on the 6th Grade Trip with Wayne and I and 33 other kids in 1974. After a week-long backpacking trip followed by the overnight solitary vigil in the Boundary Waters Rick said, “I left as a mouse and came back a lion.”

          ~~  Jo Nelson