In Memory of Doris Drucker

In Memory of Doris Drucker    Peter Drucker Bench web

It was a great honor for me to meet Doris Drucker just a little over a year ago at the memorial service for another member of the Claremont College’s royalty, Jean Platt. I was fortunate to sit with Mrs. Drucker and have a good conversation with her. I mentioned that we had just slightly reoriented the bench in the Garden that was given in memory of her husband, Peter Drucker, in order to afford it a better view.

She commented how much she loved the Garden, as did her husband, who enjoyed walking the garden paths while thinking. She was interested in everything that I told her regarding new developments at the Garden, and about me as the new director. Clearly her mind was as sharp as a tack! Just last month we received a call that Mrs. Drucker was planning to visit the Garden on a particular morning. Sadly, she was not able to come that morning, but I like to think that her plan had been to enjoy the Garden and sit once again on Peter’s bench to enjoy the view. It is a great honor for us that she chose Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden as a recipient of memorial gifts to celebrate her well lived life.

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Lucinda A. McDade, Ph.D.
Executive Director