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Lena Mae Koenig

1-24-21 6-7- 2016

If you recognize the pier in the background of this photo, you probably grew up in Tahoe, and chances are that you spent several days playing in the sun at this particular marina. In its hay day, what is now Timbercove, was Surf and Sands, and the pier was called Koenig’s pier by the locals. Back then, Dale and Lena Koenig were fixtures at the marina. Dale, in his jaunty sailor’s cap, seemed to be everywhere at once. He was a bundle of boundless energy and seemed to have the where-with-all to repair any damage. Lena, his much calmer soulmate, manned the office, efficiently dispersing dozens of boaters out for a day on the lake, day in and day out, seven days a week, from May to October.

Dale passed back in 92, and Lena joined him, on the 7th of June, 2016. The marina was a local landmark, and Lena’s passing will put us in mind of a beautiful era, for many Tahoe locals. This photo of Lena was taken last summer, when she was just 94. Lena is survived by her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Her passing will be marked by a private, family celebration.


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