- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 22, 1953
- Place of birth:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 4, 2016
- Place of passing:
Piedmont, California, United States
I feel at a loss for words to adequately express how much I treasured your mother's friendship. I shall miss her incredible light, her amazing infectious laugh, and the depth of her appreciation of all of life. She and I were dear friends at University of Michigan in the clinical psychology program. No matter how much work we had, your mom always made time for fun. In the middle of studying for finals, she instigated a quick run to the specialty cooking store in town that had a flash sale on cappuccino machines we'd all been eyeing.We did all the rest of our studying over delicious cups of foamy coffee! I love your Mom's incredible spirit! She was a true lover of life. And you, her beloved son, were at the top of the heap of all Anne so dearly loved.
Your Mom and I spent every holiday together, causing trouble (the great pretzel sit-in of the early 1960s), reading Walter Farley (why I always want to call you Alec for the protagonist since Anne was going to name you after him), late nights planning and telling secrets under blankets, and sharing a love of all creatures great and small.
Best wishes for a wonderful life.
"Nonsense" Connie Kendall Varnhagen"
"Lex, Your mom and I were classmates at Mary Institute. She was such a vibrant young lady. A beautiful girl inside and out. When we were very small, my grandmother would take us to the art museum together. As I recall, we looked forward to our visit to the gift shop. She had such a kind personality even as a child. I lost my mom when I was really young and suffered with childhood depression. Anne sensed my grief when we were in the second grade. Children can be so cruel and you mom was always so sweet and compassionate. We spoke briefly a few years ago and we promised to keep up. I regret we didn't follow up. Your mom will always be with you in your heart. Every time you think of her she is with you."
I may be the only who can say I remember your Mom from the day
she was born when her proud father Bud called to tell the
Rochester relatives the happy news about Anne Heyliger's birth
and then I remember meeting my Baby Cousin 6 months later.
After that we shared so many times. Anne was a beautiful, smart
woman who loved Hawai'i, England, reading, Downton Abbey - the
list could go on and on- but most importantly she loved you so
very much. She will definitely be missed by so many people.
"Hi Lex, I'm another classmate of your Mom's. I met your Mom back in Nursery school/PreK =-dark ages. Your Mom was funny,witty,creative,
beautiful and smart-all those traits have been passed to you!
Enjoy life's journey knowing your great parents are watching their beloved son make his own way. I know you'll be great-you had amazing teachers! I wish you the best of everything"
"Lex, I am another of your mom's classmates that has not had the privilege of meeting you. Your mother and I were inseparable friends the first few years I was at Mary Institute.We were always together every moment of recess and lunch hour, thinking up new and original things to do that wouldn't get us into TOO much trouble...
We went to Camp Zoe in the Ozarks and could usually be found during "free time" sitting by the lake telling each other "funny stories" we would make up as we went. Her laugh always brightened my day, whether face to face or during one of our marathon telephone talks, and our storytelling no doubt had a part in encouraging me to pursue more serious writing later on. It has been many years since I last saw your mom, but she holds a special place in my heart.
I just want to let you know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know your mom was so proud of you. May you always be surrounded by good friends who will carry on her legacy of laughter and love."
"Dear Lex, While we've never met and it's been years since I saw your mom, I wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you. Anne and I were classmates for 9 years and she was always a kind, beautiful, bright, talented and curious girl. I smile as I look through the photos which your "Aunt Peeper" attached in her tribute. Anne's spirit is truly captured! I hope knowing that there are others reflecting on their times with your mom brings a little comfort as you adjust to life without her. I am keeping you and your Nunno family in my thoughts."
"Lex, your mom was so incredibly proud of you. She and your beloved dad gave you everything you need to forge ahead and continue on your wonderful path. Your brilliant, hilarious, empathic and beautiful mom raised a remarkable young man. All my love, Aunt Peeper."
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