Mom was was a distinguished journalist, gifted writer, artist and storyteller. As a reporter for the Tennessean in the early 60’s, her in-depth series, "The Truth About Welfare,” was nominated for a Pulitzer. She went on to become Art Editor for the Nashville Banner, then she was public information officer for the city of Nashville under Mayor Richard Fulton, where she coordinated the development and opening celebration of the now famous Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. The following years were spent in marketing and public relations for various architectural firms and organizations. She served as a board member, director and committee chair of civic, cultural and non-profit organizations including opera, symphony, art museums, preservation societies, theater and civic clubs. She was a member of countless philanthropic organizations.
Her achievements were legion, but I remember her infectious charm, gift for conversation, insatiable curiosity and zest for life . She was irreplaceable.