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3 tree(s) planted in memory of Philippa Standley
Judith Hoban planted a tree in memory of Philippa Standley
Thursday, April 22, 2021
We are planting a tree to honor Philippa and Celebrate Earth day. Love - Judith, Dan, Ben and Henry Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree
Maribeth aka Pearl posted a condolence
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Philippa, or as I called her, FLIPPUH, was truly one of a kind. She recently came around to accepting the 30-yr-old nickname, and confessed I was one of the few who could get away with calling her something other than her name. . . I felt special, but I also knew she was just being kind. After 30 years, it would be awkward to call her anything but FLIPPUH. One of the last times I talked to her, I realized just how much more complex, and more interesting she was than me, but she liked me and we were friends. I have a lot of fun memories of Lawrence in the 90s that include Philippa (her voice, her style, her intellect, and her low-key demeanor), but I don’t have photos from that time. I’m thankful for everyone’s posts to see our friend’s image and celebrate her life. She was loved by me and many, and I wish her eternal peace. My sincerest condolences to her family who lost a very special person.
Sean posted a condolence
Sunday, February 7, 2021
We'll always have They Might Be Giants.... I met someone at the dog show, She was holding my left arm. But everyone was acting normal, so I tried to look nonchalant. We both said, "I really love you", The Shriners loaned us cars. We raced up and down the sidewalk twenty thousand million times........
Margaret Hoban & Ken Shannon Family planted a tree in memory of Philippa Standley
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May this tree grow and be a forever memory of your dear love, Philippe. Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree
Tracy Rutler uploaded photo(s)
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
When I was trying to find photos of Philippa to share, I realized that I don’t have that many. I was shocked, since for several years, we spent so much of our time together. Then I thought about those times and remembered how much fun we always had. Sometimes it was watching Dr. Who, sometimes playing games or sharing a meal, sometimes is was hanging out at the Pig, and sometimes we just spent hours talking about everything and nothing. Then I realized that I didn’t have many pictures because I was just enjoying the moments. I loved learning about new music or movies from her, and my daughter loved learning new crafts from her. Bea (my daughter) and I were just talking about how we would go to her place every week to watch Project Runway and we would admire the good fashions and laugh at the bad ones. I’m not sure I have ever met someone as thoughtful as Philippa and I miss her terribly. I’ll share this, one of the few photos of us together that I have. I wish I had more. I love you, Philippa.
JoAnna uploaded photo(s)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
I am not great with words but, I have decided to stop putting this off, even if it is brief. I wanted to share a few pics of Philippa at a Flaming Lips concert. She was always sharing her interests and loves in this world with those she cared about. My thoughts are with all her family and friends right now. We love you Philippa.
Kristin Von Till uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, January 28, 2021
I honestly can’t remember how or when I met Philippa. Maybe right before my sophomore year. A friend introduced us, but I can’t tell you who. But we did meet, and after that, we were ride or die. She was there for everything, big or small. Sometimes it seemed like we were connected by an invisible thread. In a crowd of people, she was the one I could always find first. Philippa was hilarious. Her laugh will stay with me forever. She was an excellent cook, and helped me learn how to cook. I asked Philippa’s opinion on all kinds of things- she had impeccable style. For a while, she had a title, like a book. Someone looked up the meaning of all our names, and after that she was Philippa, Lover of Horses. Philippa was a bridesmaid in my first wedding. One picture was taken at my college graduation. The other two are just random. I love you, Philippa.
Alice Schneider uploaded photo(s)
Thursday, January 28, 2021
I met Philippa on our first day of freshman year at KU, at the now demolished McCollum Hall dorm. I remember looking up from unpacking my duffel bag, cassette tapes and posters to see her standing in my doorway. She must have sensed a kindred spirit. I was a little bit different from the other young women settling in on our floor, as was she. We became fast friends. Philippa was cool, very smart, and quite funny. She had superb taste in music, books, fashion, film, comedy and art, and she was a talented artist as well. She was also an excellent cook and she loved animals. She was a fierce friend. There were so many wonderful -and intense- experiences we shared over the years I spent in Lawrence... just too many to pick and choose from. I will always cherish my time there, much because of her. She once came to visit me in New York the summer of '92. My father for the life of him could not say/remember her name (he had suffered a mild stroke) and he called her Miss P. She loved that! It was something we both laughed about over the years. Other standout memories from that trip included the "Bad Humor man" selling ice cream outside of the Guggenheim Museum, from his "Good Humor" ice cream truck - he was an ornery man! My sister Zoe (who took those ice cream photos) knew Philippa almost as long as I did because she visited every year I was there. They had a wonderful bond. I have several siblings and nearly all had met her and remember her fondly. Philippa was part of my family. And of course, I have great memories of her siblings, Judith and Philip, and even you Rachel (though you were pretty young at the time.) While there were chunks of time here and there over the years where we were out of contact, we had the type of friendship where we could always just pick up where we last spoke. We had many such conversations over the years. Conversations where we talked about her visiting NY again, or coming to New Orleans when I was living there. And I have some letters from her from long ago that are hilarious! The last time I saw her was in the summer of 2007 in Lawrence. It was a whirlwind trip, and while it was so long ago, it all feels like yesterday. I know these last few years were particularly hard on her, and I wish more than anything I could take back the days so that I could be an ear or share some much needed laughter. I will always love you and forever miss you, Philippa. You were a good and kind soul. You were exceptional and you were singular. And I know somewhere out there you are having a grand old time. My heart goes out to her wonderful family and friends who I know she loved deeply. Judy, my heart breaks with you. Her loss is monumental. Her life will always be celebrated.
Rachel Lofland Posted Jan 28, 2021 at 6:57 PM
Alice, Thank you for sharing the memories and photos. You were a great friend to her, I know she cherished your friendship, and she shared many stories of you. I was young, but I remember you. I cried when she left for KU and was worried that she didn’t have any friends there, but it didn’t take long for her to find you. I loved when she would come visit me, my husband, and boys in Wichita and she would cook for us. It was so good and I hate to cook. She was special and unique.
Kristin Von Till Posted Jan 28, 2021 at 9:38 PM
I remember that trip to New York. I was visiting family in Ossining at the same time. I took the train into the city and we all hung out and had a sleepover. I still have the engineer boots I bought on that trip.
Rachel Lofland planted a tree in memory of Philippa Standley
Thursday, January 28, 2021
You will be missed as a great big sister, sister-n-law, & aunt! Memories of you will forever be cherished. With Love, Rachel, Mark, Brendan, & Jerrod Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree
Kimberly Grimes posted a condolence
Monday, January 25, 2021
Phillipa was a friend of mine in jr high. We played volleyball together and both loved Duran Duran! I wish we would have stayed in touch. My heart goes out to her family and friends. My deepest condolences, Kimberly Grimes (Infinger)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
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