THE CAPTAIN'S CORNER
|SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON
Written By: Crimefighter GirlSHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON
by Crimefighter Girl
Her name was Rae Loeffler and she was a passionate and caring person who we all loved. She inspired me to be the best person I can be, because she always tried her best. She always lived life to its fullest. And even though she had cancer, it didn`t get her down. She didn`t let it get in the way of what she wanted. Every time I saw her, I admired her even more because I was so proud of how she handled everything.
I met her at the June 2000 Cruise Night, a night I would never forget. She was the head of a band called SHOUT!, which impersonates the Beatles. She performed as George Harrison, and she truly loved it. I had never really heard the Beatles, and I was very lucky to have heard her and the band that day. I made four new friends, Aaron, John, Kevin, and her, and I also fell in love with their music, and the Beatles.
She had another band called THE TRAVELERS, and I got to see her even more when they performed at events in Jackson. I was always glad to see her and to be able to spend time with her.
One night I decided to call my dad. I started talking to him, and I remember telling him a joke. I don`t even remember what it was. He was really upset for some reason. I asked him what was wrong and he told me he had some bad news. He told me what I feared for the longest time. He told me Rae had died.
I knew she was sick, but I don`t think one can really realize how bad it is until the end. It was, and I realized it then. It hit me like a bus on the street. We weren`t ready to loose her. I didn`t know what to do. I didn`t know how to act. I just knew I had lost a great friend.
Rae was a wonderful person. We all loved and miss her very much. I still listen to the Beatles, and think of all the wonderful memories we had together. I wish she was still here. She always made me smile, and make me feel glad when I was around her, and I miss that feeling. I miss knowing I could talk to her about everything, and I miss knowing she was there for me. If you didn`t know her, I`m sorry you missed out having such a friend. You missed knowing a wonderful person.
Wendy Rae Loeffler was 37 when she died February 1, 2003 at home in Reading Township. She was graduated from Reading High School in 1983 and went on to earn a bachelor`s degree in journalism from Madonna University. She founded two bands, SHOUT!, a Beatles tribute band and The Travelers. In addition, she was a staff writer for the Hillsdale Daily News for 10 years.
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