Lou Terrell’s family appreciative of Del Mar community’s love and support


The family of Lou Terrell would like to express to the Del Mar community its gratitude for the outpouring of love, support and concern following the sudden and devastating loss of Lou. Lou loved and was dedicated to this community for more than 40 years. The response during the last few days confirms just how special Del Mar is.

With nearly 500 people attending Lou’s memorial, the demonstration of warmth was both stunning and healing to our family.

Many of you kindly dropped off flowers, baked goods and food that did not have cards attached. We want to thank each and every one of you for your profound thoughtfulness.

No superlatives can describe our gratitude to Del Mar Lifeguard Chief Pat Vergne, Deputy Chief Mark Rathson, Lieutenant John Edelbrock and the rest of the lifeguard staff for their guidance and support through this painful process. They anticipated our every need before we knew it existed and managed every detail of the memorial with not only professionalism, but empathy.

We would also like to thank the Del Mar Firefighters and San Diego County Sheriff for their kindness and sensitivity.

Lou always used to say that living in Del Mar was like living in paradise. He was right.

Thank you from the Terrell, Isackson, Groban Family