Monday, April 26, 2010

Rest in Peace

Ted's very sweet Aunt Eva passed away yesterday morning. She was 85 years old, and until about a month ago, she had never been in the hospital! She spent a week there as doctors tried to discover the cause of low blood platelets. Yesterday morning when Ted's Mom called her, she said she had passed out. Ted's brother and Mom went to her house, and she was on the floor in the bedroom. By the time EMS got there, she was gone.

She was the oldest of 7 siblings, and the first to pass away. Eva never married, but had many nieces and nephews for which she played the grandmother role. She had been a bookkeeper at a local Office Supply store - a job she held since graduation from high school!

She celebrated most holidays with our family. Ted's Mom and Eva were very close and this is going to be especially difficult for her. They talked twice a day on the phone, and did their weekly grocery and hair appointments together.

We will certainly miss her gentle ways and genuine interest in our lives.


A New England Life said...


I'm so, so sorry to hear this. You've spoken of her before and I know Teds mom will miss her sister terribly. I do hope she went peacefully and didn't suffer.


Darlene said...

It is so sad to lose a loved one. Sounds like she had a wonderful life.

Diana G. said...

I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you, Ted and your family.

Nancy Medina said...

Laura you and Ted are in my thoughts and prayers. You have another guardian angel in heaven, what a lovely lady.
many hugs to you and the kitties

Mikki said...

I'm so sorry Laura. She sounds like a wonderful lady.
I too pray her suffering was negligible. I pray for you and Ted and his family as well, I hope his mom will find peace during this difficult time.
Much love,

Cocker Spaniel Girls said...

So sorry for your great loss sending thoughts and condolences. She sounds like a loving Aunt and will surely be missed.

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Snowdrops said...

I am sorry the dearLady has passed.. but thankful that she had not had to know pain and hurting. What a wonderful Lady.. what a wonderful life.