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Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Resident finds the perfect active, engaged lifestyle at retirement community

Westminster at Lake Ridge resident Lou Anne gave up her dream of becoming a doctor to get married and then worked for 50 years to put her six children through college. For most of her life, she did what other people wanted and needed her to do. It wasn’t an easy life, but now, finally, she is living life exactly as she wants. 

Lou Anne was raised in a traditional household where her mother wanted her to stay close to home. What she really wanted to do was to go to medical school. But the man she would eventually marry said he didn’t want a wife who was a doctor. Her mother didn’t even want her to go to college, but her father intervened and allowed her to enroll in Cardinal Stritch College. 

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