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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

You Will Be Missed

My sister-in-law, Barbara, passed away this morning.

She had been bravely battling cancer.  When she was diagnosed, she was given one year to live.  She refused chemotherapy, and went on to live six more years.  Most of that time she was able to lead a fairly active, independent and happy life... dining out and going to the movies, spending time with her grandson, enjoying holidays and family celebrations, or just sitting down with a good book.

It was a gift to us all to have her smiling presence for those unexpected, additional years.

We will miss you, and treasure the memories that we have of you. 


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this, William.

  3. Bill,

    I'm so sorry for the loss of your sister-in-law, Barbara. It's always tough to lose someone you are close too. But it sounds like she died with dignity and on her own terms. We should all be so lucky.

    Saludos y un gran abrazo,


    P.S. Your blog no longer allows me to sign in as a Wordpress user. Barbara's blog now only allows comments using a Google account.