In Memoriam: We remember those we lost in 2018
January 1, 2019
We remember those we lost in 2018.
Kenzie Krogh’s family said she “was the light in her parents’ lives, and that light spread to all her family and friends who were lucky enough to have loved her.” Krogh’s friends said she was a resilient and selfless friend. She was 20. Read more here.
Friends remembered Davis’ optimism, kindness and impressive work ethic. Davis continued playing the french horn even as he was losing a battle with cancer. “His sound on the horn was, as an entering freshman, as mature a sound as I’ve ever heard someone his age make,” said Shawn Vondran, the conductor of the Northwestern University Symphonic Band. Read more here.
Members of his fraternity remembered Ananya Agrawal as caring, genuine and affectionate. “That’s exactly what he worked for: being honest with each other, caring for each other and showing that care,” a friend recalled. He was 22. Read more here.
Louise Houghton (Weinberg ’18) described Wilson as “generous spirit” who would “extend an open door to people and invite them into her plans.” Wilson was “one of those people who was truly beautiful inside and out,” another friend recalled. Read more here.
Vincent Perez, Shane Colombo’s fiancé, described him as the “epitome of a good person.” Family and friends agreed Colombo was deeply warmhearted, driven and lived every day with intention. Colombo was shot in Rogers Park just days before he was scheduled to begin his studies at Northwestern. He was 25. Read more here.
Lorraine Morton had many titles. Mayor was only one of them. Evanston residents remembered the city’s longest-serving mayor as a trailblazer, an educator and a bridge-builder. “Dr. Evans gave the town the name. Mama Morton gave the town its soul.” She was 99. Read more here.
Daniel Jessell’s closest friends described him as an empathetic, selfless and incredible friend. “I could tell Dan anything and I knew he would never tell anyone or judge me about it,” a friend recalled. He was 21. Read more here.