At this point, I’m simply marking the day (it was yesterday) and will come back to thoughts later. But I’m including a quote from my youngest sister, a post from facebook, that I feel expresses many universal feelings about her.
After a long, good 92 years, Sue Oliver passed away early this morning. She made it possible for me to be raised in Japan where I learned pretty quickly to think critically. She gave me the love of gardening, cooking and of having a stable home. She also taught me to take care of me and to never sell myself short. She enjoyed beauty. In her last days, she continued to be interested in the world around her. Newspapers and the news were vital! I will miss her in ways I have yet to know. I am comforted knowing she is done with a worn out body and
surrounded by friends and family who have gone before. I feel blessed. – – – Jean Oliver – Holder
I am also grateful to the man who held her hand as she took her last breaths. I am comforted by the fact that she was not alone.