Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sad News

It is with great sadness that I tell you all that Frances took her last breath at 4:30 p.m. today. With the assistance of our wonderful Hospice friends, we were able to keep Frances sedated and comfortable after her condition worsened last night. She seemed very peaceful and still today. We were with her throughout and stayed with her for a long time afterward.

We are very grateful for the time we shared with Frances and so glad she was able to come here and enjoy so many lovely moments with us, despite her illness. She was one tough lady, who kept her humor and spunk no matter what happened.

Thank you all for your support and love. Frances knew she was loved and enjoyed your cards and emails and prayers. I know she especially missed her Myrtle Beach friends and neighbors, who were so very, very important to her. She often told us that the last five years, after she moved to her home in Myrtle Beach, were the best years of her life.

We are also so glad that her beloved partner, Bill, was able to share good times with Frances in Myrtle Beach and that they had the opportunity to travel together to visit family and friends in New Mexico.

Frances did not want any type of formal services on her passing. If you wish to honor her with a contribution, she so loved her dogs and all animals, and always wanted to support the Animal Humane Society. Also, contributions to the American Cancer Society would be in keeping with her wishes.

May lovingkindness enfold us all during this sad time.

Kathy & Blake
Carolyn & Karl
Athena & Vito

1 comment:

barbarac said...

Frances showed us all how to live fully until we die. Caro, Kathy, Karl and all her family let her know she was loved and cared for till her last breath.

You can find the Animal Human Association of New Mexico at