Pamela Tanner, editor of Pasco Naturally, sustains head injuries
By B.C. Manion
The mood was somber last week at Paradise Lakes Resort in Lutz following the death of John Forier, owner of the optional clothing community’s resort amenities.
Pam Tanner, Forier’s girlfriend, was a passenger in Forier’s car and was critically injured in the single-car accident on Nov. 20 that claimed Forier’s life in Texas, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
“People are very upset and very surprised,” said Stephanie Gibson, controller for the resort. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families.”
The community organized a Nov. 28 memorial for the 61-year-old Forier, Gibson said.
The accident occurred at 11:36 p.m. on Nov. 20 on US 385, about eight miles from Hartley, Texas, the release says.
Forier was driving a 1997 Mercury SUV when the car veered off of the road to the right, and then overcorrected to the left – sending the car skidding across both lanes before it overturned, the release says.
Paradise Lakes, at 2001 Brinson Road in Lutz, covers more than 70 acres and includes individual home sites, condominiums and apartments.
The resort hotel has 56 rooms and has 53 employees, Gibson said. Forier had plans for a $4 million expansion of the clubhouse, she added. She said the future of those plans will be determined by his estate.
The resort includes restaurants, pools and other amenities, according to its website.
Forier’s death and Tanner’s injuries are reported in the online version of Pasco Naturally, a publication that serves nudists throughout North America. The report said the couple was headed to Forier’s Colorado home when the accident occurred.
Tanner, 50, remained in critical condition at Northwest Texas Hospital last week. She is the owner and editor of Pasco Naturally, the publication’s online site says.
Community News Publications, which owns The Laker/Lutz News, sold Pasco Naturally in July of 2009.