In Memoriam

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.”


The Sarasota Branch of the NLAPW pays tribute to our departed sisters. Please click on their pictures or name to refresh your memories of their beautiful gifts to the world.


Pat Davidson

1924 – 2020


Patricia W. Davidson, a proud and long-time member of the Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, passed away on May 25, 2020.


Dolores August Winterhalter

1928 – 2020


Dee Winterhalter, art educator whose watercolors made their way across the U.S. and Canada, often willingly gave her work to family and friends, sharing a Chinese proverb with them, “Happiness is for life; art is forever.” She passed on April 18, 2020.


Sylvia Anderson Price

1932 – 2019


Sylvia Price passed away on September 7, 2019 after a battle with cancer. She was an amazing woman who lived a remarkable life and we will remember her as a devoted Sarasota Branch member who loved being a Pen Woman.


Kathleen McDonald

1947 – 2018


Kathleen A. McDonald passed on May 28, 2018, in her home in Venice, Florida.  She served as a past president of our own Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.