Marjorie Hernandez Lau "Jeri" March 25, 1927 - November 15, 2007 Jeri Lau, loving wife of Dr. Michael W Lau, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday the fifteenth of November. She is survived by her husband and three children. Jeri was the daughter of Clinton Nestelle Hernandez and Marjorie Francis Hernandez. She grew up in Yonkers, New York where she attended the Halsted School. Her family moved to Oakridge Tennessee in 1945, and Jeri attended Oakridge High School where she was a member of the school's first graduating class. Jeri graduated from Colby College, now called Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire. Jeri loved the outdoors and sailing. She spent her summers with her family on northern Lake George in the Adirondacks. Jeri was a wonderful artist and an educator. She taught art to children of all ages at a number of institutions including the USC Reading Center and Saint James Episcopal School. With her creative and kind way, she touched the lives of countless students and their families. Jeri also worked for many years as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Hospital gift shop. Jeri brought an unwavering positive outlook to life which was infectious. Generously, she made her house a home for many, and is remembered as a second mother by many of her children's friends. Jeri's passing has left a void for anyone who had the good fortune to have known her. Services are scheduled as follows: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Saint James Episcopal Church 3093 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010 +1 213.388.3417 There will also be a memorial service in Ticonderoga NY in early August. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to me made to: NLGYC Jr. Sailing Endowment Trust P.O. Box 710 Hague NY 12836 Or: S.P.C.A. L.A. (+1 323.730.5300 x 233) 5026 West Jefferson Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90016

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  1. Dear Lau family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Lau. I remember her as a wonderful neighbor growing up at my grandparents house next door to you on Las Palmas. Your family has been a long time friend to the Werdin family and as one of their granddaughers, I want to pass on my prayers for you at this time. Mrs. Lau was a sweet, friendly and caring person. She always had a smile on her face. I will always remember her in the VW. From the Werdin/Smith/Walker family, I am sorry for your loss and you all will be in my prayers.

  2. Dear Dr.Lau, Marjie, Michael and Clinton, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Jerin was such a lovely lady, who was so generous in sharing her home and joy with so many of her children’s friends. I was so lucky to be one of them. I will always be grateful for the time that I spent with the Lau family, and it changed me in so many ways. I wish I could be there for the service but I have a board meeting at the hospital in Ventura. Will you be getting together later, after the service? I would love to see you if possible. My cell phone number is 805-338-0261 and my home number is 805 642-7155. with warm regards, Erin

  3. Dear Mike and Family, We were so saddened to read of Jeri’s passing. She was undoubtedly one of the most fun, positive, and non-judgmental people we’ve had the privilege of knowing. Our trip on the Dreamboat with the two of you hold special places in our hearts. I know she will be so missed, and we will think of her often, as we have done in the past. Love, Naomi and Jon

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