Wendy Whatcott Ohlsen, age 51, died Saturday, October 6, 2007 after battling cancer. Loving wife to Michael Escobar and stepmother to Jessica, she is also survived by her mother, Mary Ann Whatcott, of Provo, Utah, sisters Jacque Towner and Holly Flowers of Virginia and nephew Tyler Flowers and niece Samantha Flowers. Wendy was a lifelong resident of the South Bay, attending West Torrance High School, El Camino Junior College, and received her BA and Teaching Credential from Long Beach State. Wendy was an employee of first The Forum and then Staples Center for many years, and leaves behind a devoted group of friends and customers. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 10th at 12:30 pm at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation (www.nlmsf.org).

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  1. Dear Mike, Maryann, Jacquie,and Holly, I just learned about Wendy’s passing from Paul Schrank. I just can’t believe it! We are all shocked and heart broken. Wendy was such a sweet,loyal and free spirit. We are so sad these many years have pasted without contact. Forever, she is part of us, because of our past friendship, wonderful memories of times and love shared with her. Please call! 707-961-0229. Renata and Steve Coury or Paul and Elena Schrank, 310-787-8609. Take care of yourselves. Love, Renata Coury

  2. Dear Wendy, Thank you for the love and support you gave me throughout our years together, as we worked our jobs in service at the Forum. I still have the books on friendship, spirit quest, and dreams that you gave me. After I got the news from April that you had shed your mortal coils, I went to my special bookcase and started dusting — from top shelf to bottom shelf. I touched each book that had once been in your hands; I held each book, opened each book, caressed each book. We were together in those moments, Wendy, as we’re together now. Love is forever; friendship is forever. I call upon the Universe to sustain and comfort your family and friends as we walk this world, you no longer physically at our sides, and deep within our hearts. Peace and love, Cecil.

  3. I will miss my dearest and oldest friend. I’m so happy that I was able to be with her throughout this ordeal. Love you always, Wendy!

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