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Lindsay (Erin) Lough

Lindsay (Erin) Lough Lindsay (Erin) Lough

Lindsay (Erin) Lough, 31, Phoenix, formerly of Rochester, Minn., and Edina, Minn., died Thursday, May 12, 2016.
Born Oct. 22, 1984, in Houston, Texas, she attended Highlands Elementary School’s continuous progress program and Southview Middle School, graduated from Edina High School in 2003 and Princeton University in 2007 with highest honors in ecology and evolutionary biology. She spent a summer in Thailand on a Princeton in Asia fellowship and a year on a biological research station on the Madre de Dios River in Peru on a Princeton in Latin America fellowship. She earned a M.A. from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 2011, attended Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and Phoenix, and was in her third-year rotations at Mayo Medical School when her mental illness consumed her life. She danced and performed with Lake Harriet Dance School, City of Lakes Junior Dance Co. and Deuxmensions Dance Theater and took classes at Zenon, Princeton and, most recently, at Arizona Ballet. She was teaching photography classes online and, in 2011, published a book, ‘What Springs of Rain,’ of her Amazon nature photography and was writing a book about how mental illness affected her life. She was preceded in death by a grandmother, Frances Pinaire.
Survivors include her father, Bill Lough; her mother, Barbara Pinaire; a sister, Trevelyn (Trevi) Lough; and a grandfather, Verne Pinaire.
Visitation: Sunday, June 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in Edina.
Memorial service: Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the National Alliance on Mental Illness ‘ Minnesota, 800 Transfer Road, Suite 31, St. Paul, MN 55114; to Pathways of Minneapolis, 3115 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, which has established a memorial fund in her name; or to another known and trusted organization that supports research, education and/or treatment of mental illness, which includes addiction.

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