Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Rest in peace.

Shirley Nadine (Cowden) Beckwith was a sister to six, a mother to three, and a grandmother to five. For 64 years, she was a wife to Wilbur Harvey Beckwith. She has four great-grandchildren and, she just found out, a great-grandson due near her August birthday. To her many nieces and nephews, she was Aunt Ney. To me, she was grandma and a terrific example of what it means to care for and love your family.

She died this morning, at about 5am. I will miss her.