I remember Mertz as always having a smile on her face, even with all the shenanigans of her daughter, Anne, one of my oldest and dearest friends. :) Though I am sure she and Len are together again, it really is hard to let go of the greatest generation.
We are saddened to hear of Helen's passing. We take comfort that she has been reunited with Len and all her dear friends and family. Our sincerest condolences to the family.