Friends of La Leche League Tributes

The tributes below honor individuals who have contributed so much to so many. To purchase a Friends of La Leche League tribute to honor an individual who has inspired you, please go to the Tributes page.

Tributes through April 2022

Honoring Jody Nathanson, Redondo Beach, California USA
“Jody was a mother to me, when I was an 18 year old new mother . . . She joyfully answered my calls and spent untold time as I became one of the youngest Leaders ever!
From Kim Moreno, Coronado, California USA
4/10/2021 – 4/10/2022

Honoring Karen Rusher, Toms River, New Jersey USA
“In memory of Karen Rusher, LLL Leader and friend.
From Sue Hudler, Toms River, New Jersey USA
2/25/2021 – 2/25/2022

Honoring Paula Clay, Houston, Texas USA
“For being a long-time friend and inspiration, and for all you have done to help breastfeeding mothers and babies in your life, through your work as an LLL Leader, and through your volunteering with Friends of La Leche League.
From Anne Hutton, Houston, Texas USA
1/9/2021 – 1/9/2022

Tributes through December 2021

Honoring Jo Linsley (Nancy Jo Bykowski), North Aurora, Illinois USA
“My friend, colleague, partner in ridiculousness. You taught me how to edit an LLL publication with grace and humor and you let me cry all over you way too many times. You made New Beginnings great.”
From Sue Ann Kendall, Cameron, Texas USA
12/31/2020 – 12/31/2021

Honoring Agnes McPheeters, RN (Jan 3, 1948 – Nov 19, 2020)
“Agnes and I immediately connected at a FL LLL meeting in 1975, where we were both breastfeeding our first-born babies. She became Godmother to my third son and we stayed cherished friends for 45 years.
As a RN contracted by the US Army, Agnes served the wounded soldiers in Saudi Arabia. While not an LLL Leader, she was happy to help the soldiers’ wives breastfeed when there were no other resources available.
Agness McPheeters has a daughter, son-in-law, and two healthy breastfed grandsons. She will be missed, but remembered and praised by many.”

From Lou Ellen Boyes, North Palm Beach, Florida USA
12/19/2020 – 12/19/2021

Honoring Evy Simon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
“In honor of my friend, retired LLL Leader, Evy Simon.”
From Carroll Beckham, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina USA
12/15/2020 – 12/15/2021

Honoring Joan Lucille Brennan Moak Gerosa Barbour
“Loving mother of Friends of LLL Board President, Gail Moak.”
From Edna Kelly, Houston, Texas USA
12/10/2020 – 12/10/2021

Tributes through Sept 2021

Honoring Edna Kelly, Houston, Texas USA
“Edna, thank you for serving as President of Friends of LLL from 2011-2020. You led us from an organization with many challenges to a thriving one. As incoming president, you’ve left me big shoes to fill!”
From Gail Moak, Oakland, California USA
9/30/2020 – 9/30/2021

Tributes through June 2021

Honoring Pam Oselka
“Eternally grateful, dear Pam, for your faith in me, your mentorship, & your kindness.”
From Judith Steele, The Villages, Florida USA
6/29/2020 – 6/29/2021