Faye and Bill have a son, Alvin. Alvin and his wife, Kathi, bought a house in our neighborhood in 2005.
Kathi's mother has been sick and was in the hospital in a nearby town. Kathi's mother passed at 1:55AM on Thursday morning. Faye had a reoccurrence of cancer was in a rehab center for a few weeks. Faye passed at 5:30AM Thursday morning. Alvin got the call that his mother had passed while they were in the car on the way back from the hospital for Kathi's mother.
The coincidence of one couple losing both mothers within hours on the same day is mind boggling. I visited Kathi and Alvin's home Friday afternoon. They were not home but making Kathi's mother's arrangements. Their daughter, Allison, was home and said she was simply in shock over losing both grandmothers.
When I stopped by Bill's house, his eyes were glassy from tears. He lost the love of his life. "She put up with me for 60 years". His loss was palatable. Then Bill said, "I guess you heard about Kathi's mother?" and shook his lowered head.
Please pray for our families. They have an incomprehensibly difficult week ahead of them.
The Good Times
Here we are at a neighborhood "Hat Party". That's Ms. Faye on the back row with her wine glass!