In Memory

Llewellyn Roux - Class Of 1976

Llewellyn Roux

As reported by his sister Gwendolyn (Class of 72), the youngest brother of the Roux family Llewellyn (Class of 76), has recently passed away. Llewellyn was a long time U.S.Post Office Employee for over 30 years.


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02/28/21 01:43 AM #1    

Jim Hammer (1976)

Lew was on the Viking Voyager staff when I was editing, and he is listed as the Exchange Editor, though I must confess I no longer recall what we were exchanging. I think Lew expressed an interest in writing in the future, and he was always steady with his contributions.
We only came out monthly, but in an effort to be current, we tried to get the latest sports scores in the headlines. I remember one time Lew was assigned a story he just couldn't do...either he couldn't make it to the game, or he wasn't going to be around to submit the article.
So, prior to the game, he handed me something like this: "The Moreno Valley Vikings WON / LOST today by a score of _______. Both teams played well, and It was an exciting game. Afterward, the coaches said they were PLEASED / DISAPPOINTED with the result."
Lew's effort was much longer than mine and seemed to cover every fact and emotion possible. I had it in my hand trying to figure out how he wrote the story before the game when Lew took me through the finer points.
"Circle the correct word here, fill in the score there, and..."
"No, no, no, Lew! " I said, in my best Ed Asner impression, "We can't write the story before it happens!"
"Why not?" asked Lew, smiling.
Yes, yes, why not? I don't remember, but I think we ended up using Lew's Moreno Valley Mad Libs. It kind of makes you wonder...Can you always write the stories before they happen?
After we graduated, I used to occasionally see Lew at Coach Logan's KLUB or at the football games. But somewhere along the way, about 40 years ago, I saw him for the last time.
I don't know if he married or had kids. I don't know if he was happy or sad. But I will assume... Lew circled all the right words and filled in the blanks with all the best smiles.
Goodbye, Lew.

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