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.