In Memory

Nancy Ling

Nancy Ling

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01/04/17 08:06 AM #1    

Lynda McDowell (Labine)

She left us in a dramatic way in a shoot out with the police with the SLA...she was Nancy Ling Perry then...she was in PE with me and signed my yearbook...I felt sad that a classmate went so wrong...she was always nice to me which really meant a lot ...despite her troubles she reached I will fondly remember her.....RIP Nancy....

Lynda McDowell Labine

01/18/17 04:37 PM #2    

Cathy Panas (Hunter)

I didn't know Nancy well- what I remember about her is that she was a leader---always involved and sought to make a difference. If I recall correctly, she was  a "young Republican for Goldwater". Even at MH she was on the governing board.The activist and the idealist was strong in her.

A wise teacher once said to me.."idealism is deadly", in the sense that the cause often  takes precident over all; agree or not, certainly it can be true, and for Nancy it certainly turned out that way. Sadly..

01/21/17 10:42 PM #3    

Walter Kieser

Nancy Ling?  The amazing thing is that Nancy was a total Conservative extremist in High School!  And totally smart and articulate too.  In the 1964 Presidential campaign she was a Goldwater supporter!  She was anti-Keynesian, anti-welfare, anti-New Deal, etc., etc.!  We used to fight like cats over our respective politics, as I was (and remain) an inveterate Liberal.  But when she went to Berkeley, something must have snapped, who knows exactly what.  But she clearly did one of those "extremist flops" where a reversal of polarity occurs.  Boom.  What a tradgedy.  I recall listening to th play-by-play of the SLA drama in LA and hearing her name and thinking, "say what?"  Not Nancy Ling!  And wondered about how such a transformation might occur.  So long ago.

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