Reggie's Guestbook

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Carla Lennox

In memory of Reggie

Her laugh
a girlish giggle
Hey boys!
How about some jello!

Dancing solo
to Louie Satchmo
It's a wonderful world
But worse without you,

Love always,
Monday, November 03 2008 - 02:46 PM

Laura Hofstadter

I was saddened to hear of Reggie's death and want to convey my condolences to Eric, Mark and the rest of the family. My family and the Kriss family were friends in the Stanford community during my childhood. Joe and my father were colleagues on the faculty and even though they were in different schools, their fields of interest overlapped. I think I saw Reggie and Joe primarily when they came to dinner parties in my parents' campus home and I know that my parents were often invited to their gatherings as well. I also remember at least one occasion when I visited the Kriss' ultra-modern Pine Hill home decorated with artwork by Joe, and we spent several hours at an afternoon party by the Kriss' swimming pool. I was a schoolmate of Eric and Mark although, being of different ages, we never shared a class.

In my mid 40s, I became reacquainted with Reggie in her role as a therapist and support group leader for women with breast cancer. I was stunned by my diagnosis and treatment and was struggling to cope with this drastic change in my life while raising two young sons. Reggie's group was a godsend! Her courage, vitality and optimism were inspiring for many of us. I will always be grateful to her for the warmth she showed me at different stages in my life but I feel particularly lucky to have benefited from her experience and wisdom in dealing with this extreme life challenge.

My own mother died in August 2007 after declining for a period of several years. I know how wrenching it is to see a loved one battle courageously to the end. I am sure Reggie must have faced death equally valiantly and with dignity. I am very sorry that I did not know she was ill because I would have liked the opportunity to let her know, again, what a terrific role model she was for our group members and what a difference she made in my life.

I am touched deeply by this Memorial tribute and particularly moved by Reggie's own farewell message and by Mark's film. My heart goes out to all her family members who will surely miss the warm smiles and innocent joy that she always seemed to exude.
Sunday, October 12 2008 - 10:01 PM

Ellin Klor

I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer almost 15 years ago, when my daughter was just 8 months old. Within in the first year, I joined a support group of wonderful women, led by Reggie. We all had fairly young children then, and it has been thrilling to live to see them grow up.

I learned so many truths from Reggie, that still resonate for me - "think of yourself as a well, and only give the overflow to others," "keep talking about what has happened to you, until it is outside of you, and not hurting you on the inside."

I credit Reggie's help and support with keeping me safe for so many years, and helping me through more recent challenges. Plus, our support group continues to meet and be a continuing source of sustenance for us all.
Friday, October 10 2008 - 05:06 PM

Gail Libman
Thursday, October 09 2008 - 07:36 AM

Sharon Tarlow

Reggie has ALWAYS been someone I've admired. From the 1st time at Cannon Beach to this minute. Her sparkle, intellect and just plain sweetness was extraordinary. I loved her and will miss having her cross my path.
Larry's and my thoughts are with you, Eric, Mark and Ed; as well as your families.
Monday, October 06 2008 - 10:38 AM