Susan Kent married Lewis Wexler in
1958. He is a retired professor of radiology at Stanford and she is an
Here is their
story, as told by Susan on 3/10/01
Our life together now seems to us a glorious flowering of what began long
ago. A childhood awareness of
each other in competing third grade classes grew into a friendship in
junior high school and deepened into an intense "Platonic
Relationship" built on long walks home from Lane discussing life,
love, politics, George Orwell and other philosophy, and blossomed into
romance in time for us to attend the senior prom together.
We possess a large, wooden box of almost daily
letters written while separated throughout college (Lew at Queens and
University of Chicago, Susan at Syracuse) and graduate school (Susan at
Columbia getting a master's in English literature, Lew at medical school
in Syracuse). We married in June, '58 and moved to San Francisco in
1960 where our first son was born. Lew was an intern and Susan
began to paint.As a
professor at Stanford University Medical School, Lew specialized in
cardiovascular imaging and interventional radiology.
The academic life afforded our family the
opportunity to travel and live in many parts of the world, including
Turkey, Switzerland, London and Israel. Travel
has been the source of much of Susan's painting both literally about the
places visited and metaphorically as the work became more abstract.We continue to travel in retirement, a month in Venice
in '99 and another in France in 2000, and, recently, a visit to
We have three wonderful, richly complex sons who
continue to teach us new things about the world, three loving
daughters-in-law and, so far, four grandchildren
who are already beginning to give us insights into this next century.
Life gets better and better.
Susan and Lew taken
during a recent stay in