OBITUARY

Leonard Wayne Lott Jr.

June 15, 1956November 11, 2020

Len was born in Illinois to Reba and Leonard Lott, (step-father Walter Dvorak). He was the eldest of four siblings: Lawrence Lott, Garry Lott (married to Annie, daughter Alissa) and Angel Hodges (married to Bob, son Eric and daughter Amber).

Lenny was married to his love and soul-mate Darlene on July 2, 1977. They have two daughters, Candice Bee, married to David Bee and Dr. Jaclyn Gadbaw, married to Dr. Michael Gadbaw. They have five grandchildren: Dylan Bee, age 9; Penelope Gadbaw, age 8; Levi Bee, age 6; Persephone Gadbaw, age 4; and Peregrine Gadbaw, age 3 months. He was godfather to Steven Nauseda.

Len was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, daddy, and grandpa. His family was the most important thing in his life as were his friends. The family would to thank everyone for their love and support during this extremely difficult time.

To our Daddy and Grandpa: “Love you forever, Love you always.”

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    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Linda & Steve Sutherland

November 22, 2020

Steve and I met Len and Darlene through the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, Friends of Faire. I am and have been the Director for over 20 years.

It was our pleasure to nominate Len and Darlene to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth because of their leadership and dedication through volunteering as the directors of Meet & Greet. Lord and Lady North aka Len and Darlene Lott.

One day, Len and Darlene came rushing back to the Friends of Faire Garden. Len said he must speak with me immediately about an incident that happened while they were at the front gate greeting our many Faire visitors.

As was normal, They were approached by a group of visitors asking if the two “ladies” could take a picture with Lord and Lady North. The two women arranged themselves around Len and Darlene. Lord North assumed his most regal pose and prepared for the photo. Unknown to Len and Darlene, just as their dates got ready to snap the picture, the young ladies decided to show a little more than would ever be proper. Len just caught it out of the corner of his eye as they rearranged her bodices after the picture. The couples immediately took off into the Faire. Len and Darlene just knew this would become “an internet incident.”


He was so concerned about his and Darlene’s reputation, especially about Darlene’s as they both really loved to talk and interact with our many youngest visitors.

Fortunately, none of those pictures were ever posted.

Through the years, we would get a chuckle out of this incident, but it showed to me what an honorable man Len was.

R. Michael Gadbaw

November 22, 2020

I came to know Len’s generosity of spirit and the openness of his heart through his daughter, Jackie, when she married our son, Mike. Len was a model for me of quiet strength and wisdom. Len connected to everyone with his easy smile and compelling stories. I see him every time I look at Jackie and our granddaughters. He will be fondly remembered and his legacy lives on.

Sally Chandler

November 21, 2020

Len was a storyteller. His soft spoken voice kept me captivated with tales, especially of his trucker days. The way he recreated the memories, some scary some funny, I could picture being behind the wheel of one of those giants.
Calm and gentle is what I remember when we would see Darlene and Len at Jackie and Michael’s house over the years.
He was greatly loved.

Garry and Annie Lott

November 19, 2020

He was Garry's big brother and my brother-in-law. I remember how he helped us here and there, especially with those car problems! I remember the phone call he made to Garry telling him he accepted the job in California. It was kind of a sad time for the family left behind, but it was a fresh start for Darlene, Jackie, Candice and him. While there were miles between all of us, we touched based every now and then. The bond never broke. Soon all our daughters were married and soon there was little happy feet all around. Lenny so loved his whole family. Someday, we will all meet again up in heaven. For now, we know he is an Angel watching over us . Lenny you are in our hearts forever. Say hello to everyone up there. We will miss you.

Lawrence Lott

November 18, 2020

Lenny was the best brother he always was ready to help . he would always make sure my car was safe to drive he would fix my car all the time show me how to do a tune up my brakes . the one thing he did I will never forget when dad passed away I was crying in the bedroom he came in to get something I turned away so he could not see me crying he came over to me and gave me a hug and said its ok to cry we will be ok the way he looked at me I knew he cared he was right wally came into our life an all was fine I will miss him. love you lenny.

DeAnna Whitaker

November 17, 2020

I met Darlene and Len many yrs ago, as we all worked the Renaissance Faires together , but only knew them as casual friends. I got to know them very well about 5-6 yrs ago when I started working in Hemet. They graciously offered the spare room so I didn't have to drive 45 min. to and from work the 4 days I was working there. I consider them not just friends, but the brother and sister I never had, being an only child. I would come in from work and yell I'm home! Because that's how they made me feel.
Len was a loving, giving and caring person. I loved his since of humor too. I remember one morning I got up to get ready for work, Darlene had left already and Len had gone to the doughnut shop. But he had left to watch the boys. When I went into the kitchen for coffee he had left me a doughnut on the counter, and it was my favorite kind! I will miss my brother greatly and wish I could be there for my sister. I love them both and with all my heart ❤ and it's broken.
Len I will miss you so much and will never forget the fun times we had.
Blessings and peace to the family.

Janice DeSeranno

November 17, 2020

I have known Len for about 34 years. He was always kind and loving. I remember when my boys were very young and Candice and Jacqueline were just little girls. Darlene and I left all the little ones with Len and he was completely fine with us taking off to go shopping. He even changed our youngest son's diaper without any complaint. Everyone loved Len. He was so easy to love because he was such a great guy.

He came and stayed a few days with us in Oregon when he was a trucker. We had a great time with him here. My husband and Len are very much alike. He is so easy to be around. Such a sweetheart.

We will miss him greatly.
Janice and Chuck DeSerannos

Darlene Lott

November 17, 2020

My love, my soul, my life, my everything.

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