I am deeply saddened to have to report the death of our own Barbara Lea, "The High Priestess of Popular Song". She died peacefully yesterday, Monday, December 26 here in Raleigh; I was with her as were my husband, Bill, and our dear friend, Junk. And as most of you already know, Barbara has been battling Alzheimer's for quite some time. So, "Sleep Peaceful", dear Barbara... we will miss you but now you are free to sing once again.
The Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recognizes alumnae who have brought honor to themselves and to Wellesley College through their outstanding achievements. The Award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields of endeavor and has been presented annually since 1970.
Barbara Lea was honored with this award on February 13, 2009. See the page at the Wellesley College website for more information.