Memory played with distinction on bandstands in Portland and elsewhere and mentored students as auspicious as Esperanza Spalding. But he spent the last months of his life under a cloud of legal trouble. He was indicted on 10 counts of sex abuse after four female accusers alleged that Memory’s conduct toward them was inappropriate. Some of the accusers were minors at the time of the alleged crimes.
Memory’s health was failing for several years. He suffered from diabetes and kidney problems.