It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I never wanted this day to come. In this public writing I would like you to know how special she was to me. Frances was the most amazing women, and inspired me in countless ways. Just the welcoming sound of her voice said she was glad you were in her world. Her kindness, compassion, and understanding always made me feel so special. Her quiet and steady persistence accomplished so much, both for herself and those around her.
Since my teens, I've had a copy of Max Ehrmanns' Desiderata not far from me. As I write this, I realize that what I have strived for most of my life - Frances was..
My heart goes out to you during this very sad time. All my love to you. Linda Czapla, your Kalamazoo cousin.