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2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Ze » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:58 pm

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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Deb » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:03 am

Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Pat Hadley on Friday, 30 August at Valencia High School Gymnasium, 500 Bradford Ave, Placentia, 92870. Doors open at 1PM for all who want to browse photos and momentos of Pat's life. At 3:30 the floor will open for friends to share their thoughts and experiences with Pat.
Anyone along Hwy 395 interested in carpooling, please PM me.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Peak Freak » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Such a heart-breaking loss of life.
Hugs to everyone in the Sierra (and beyond).
Pat's legacy sounds like it will live on as strongly as she did.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Ze » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:19 am

These are pictures someone shared on her facebook wall that I thought were great, hope they don't mind me sharing here.

She was an elite level mountain biking athlete, placing 3rd at the world championships one year.

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There are so many posts from former and current students about how great of a coach and teacher she was.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Augie Medina » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:38 pm

Her toughness and her friendly character are both reflected in the second photo above.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Bob Burd » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:43 pm

I've finished a more detailed report concerning the incident for those interested:

www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_reports/diamond_north_1.html

It was not easy to write, but I had much help from the principals involved. Pat will be sorely missed.

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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Augie Medina » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:17 pm

Bob,

A captivating narrative of a tragic event. As you say, we can probably never know exactly what precipated her fall, but a possible scenario of weighting a piece thought secure but which gave way, is something that can happen to anyone, however careful. Condolences to her family and friends.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby MoapaPk » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:26 am

Be easy on yourself.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:57 am

Pat seemed highly competent...surely no blame can be found in this accident.

...but bless those 2 rangers who spent a long night with Mrs Hadley.
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby orbitor » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:51 am

This tribute video was shown at the memorial service and made it hard to hold back tears. Please watch and let us always remember the incredible person Pat was.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=732876686741975
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Re: 2013 Sierra Challenge Aug 16-25

Postby Deb » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:31 am

It was a tough day for sure with the sorrow, the drive to and from Placentia, and the heat in the gymnasium, but I wouldn't have missed it. Reconnecting with friends and making new ones, as well as meeting Bob Hadley and seeing the out-pouring of love from her Valencia High family - she left such a legacy with those youngsters. We should all hope to be that loved and adored. I'll miss her but always feel her around me.
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