Loretta Frances Fokes Lish, born July 7, 1931, in Anniston, Ala. died peacefully May 17, 2013 in Potomac, Md.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Lish also attended University of Arizona, San Francisco State and the Golden Gate School of Law. An adventurous traveler and outspoken advocate for the rights of others, the former wife of author and editor Gordon Lish, she is survived by their three loving children, Jennifer Lish Lebeaux of Holden, Mass., Rebecca Lish of New York, N.Y., and Ethan Lish of Rockville, Md. She will be fondly remembered in the hearts of her daughter-in-law Ilene Lish, her sons-in-law Andrew Mutnick and Michael Lebeaux as well as her six grandchildren, Pearl, Nina, Anne, Isaac, Ezra and Carla.
Lish is survived by her sister, Helen Farmer of South Carolina.
She will be memorialized at her parents’ resting place in LaGrange, Ga, her childhood hometown.