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Register to Attend the Memorial Service for Lucy Spencer

December 6, 2021

Registration is now closed.

Memorial Service for Lucy Spencer
Saturday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Rock Spring Sanctuary

Dear Members and Friends,

Lucy Spencer, child of stars and mountains, died on Monday, November 29. Lucy was a Heritage Member of Rock Spring who joined in 1976. She is survived by her husband Charles and daughters Stephanie and Kate.  

Lucy encouraged all who knew her to “touch the earth.” She expressed what is otherwise unsaid through her art, and named the foxes who crossed her yard. Lucy grew lemon balm, held space for silence, and knew the ground where she stood, literally and metaphorically.  When I am gone, she said to her children, look for me in the clouds.

Lucy’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Saturday, December 11 at 11:00 a.m., followed by an outdoor reception.  The service will be live-streamed and there will be capacity for up to 100 people to attend.  Registration to attend the service in person will be shared on Monday in the “This Week at Rock Spring” email.  

Contributions in Lucy’s memory can be made to Appalachian Voices or to Rock Spring’s immigration ministries, supporting the work of the Congregation Action Network and Welcoming the Stranger.  

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Charles, Kate, and Stephanie at:

2312 N. Vernon Street
Arlington VA 22207

May we all look to the clouds and
Let all we do be done in love,