I met Becky Hedler in August 1974, during a trip to Delaware to attend a summer camp sponsored by the OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans). Three of us started out in Ann Arbor, stopping briefly in Toledo where Becky (who was half-Chinese) joined us. She was a music student, and we bonded immediately. Becky apparently developed multiple sclerosis later in life, and passed away in 2006. The clipping below describes the person I remember to a 'T,' probably the most inspiring 'obit' I've ever read.
I was a fledgling (still fledgling!) solo pianist, and played a half-finished composition on 'Talent Night' at the camp with her encouragement. Highly characteristic of her that I'm only now discovering she could have played circles around me. In an era of self-absorbed Boomers, it's a privilege to have crossed paths with someone who put others first.