Dear Becker family,
The news of Stephanie's untimely passing was quite a shock. Stephanie and I worked together, side-by-side, at IBM in the same cubicle at our wonderful client, CenterPoint Energy. She was part of our little gang that was known as the "IBM Pod". She was such a delightful person to know - her sweet smile and easy laughter, her charming looks and upbeat personality, and yes even the gum chewing - these were all things I will remember about her. I am sure that you will also have your own special memories. And so my wish for you is that you have the strength to get through this time of grief and tears and move beyond it - to that time where you only cherish the fond memories of Stephanie, without the pain of loss. If there is something special that you do to honor her memory, I would very much like to know how I can take part. She had a short life - but touched many people in a very positive way.