After a brief illness, Louis E. Tice peacefully passed on to heaven Sunday, April 1, 2012 surrounded by his family, and holding the hand of his wife, Diane. Lou spent his final days challenging those around him to carry on with his life’s work – educating and empowering individuals all around the globe to an evergreater commitment toward making “a better world.” Lou was born November 15, 1935 in Seattle, to Lois Kime Tice and Malcolm Tice. He is preceded in death by his sister, Carol Ehri, his brother, Hugh Tice, and adopted son, Joseph Tice. He is survived by his wife, Diane Bailey Tice, adopted children Mary Adlam, Michael Tice, Bonnie Matheu, Edward Tice and Nancy Tice; his brothers, Wally Tice and T.R. Blackford; foster daughter Kady Fiddler, and 13 grandchildren. Lou Tice began his professional career as a high school football coach. While at Kennedy High School in Burien, a summer course by a visiting professor at the University of Washington inspired him to create, with Diane, the educational curriculum that would spread around the world. The Pacific Institute, co-founded by Lou and Diane Tice in Seattle, formally began in 1971, and last year celebrated its 40th anniversary. Its varied curricula have been translated into 21 different languages, and the education has been brought to individuals and organizations in 62 countries around the world. With offices in London, Perth, Johannesburg, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul as well as Seattle, it is estimated that Lou’s education has touched over 33 million people around the world, and the ripple effect could be much greater.