Sarah McKenzie

Loring Park activist, Lyon House savior, dies


When thieves swiped an antique urn from Jacquelyn Hanson-Reid's front porch, she left them a note, kindly offering the swindlers an urn that she didn't much care for, if they agreed to return her other one.

She also left them a plate of Christmas cookies.

The gesture was consistent with what friends and family describe as a generous and loving demeanor.

Hanson-Reid lived in Loring Park's Lyon House -- a formerly run-down property at 419 Oak Grove St. she helped save from demolition 10 years ago. She died of cancer Oct. 12 at the age of 67.


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