My wife Deborra and I loved our visits with Gwen and the other ladies in the Calaroga dining room as we sat with them at their table during meals. Gwen was a kind and good friend to Deborra's now deceased mother, Jeanette Larson, who sat at Gwen's table. Sometimes Gwen would share a piece of her desert with me if she wasn't hungry for it. Yummm. Afterwards, I'd often roll Gwen back to her room. Yes, Gwen was outspoken on many issues, but she was a "dear." - Pastor Joel and Deborra Schmitz, Peace Lutheran Church, Portland.