February 26, 1937 - February 13, 2014
Resident of El Dorado Hills
She was one in a billion,
Her capacity to care beyond compare,
Her imprint indelible upon all those who were fortunate enough to have been touched,
Her life force, with its immense pull, drew us close,
We, revolving around her…like the shining star that she was.
Mom, you are still in our hearts and minds despite incalculable physical loss.
Your influence will extend across generations and time,
Foundational to whom we are and what we will become.
It has been said, "When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child,
I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself."
Fern Edythe Lindsey, wife of equally amazing Howard, whose passing she recently endured,
Born February 26, 1937 in Lynn, Massachusetts,
Mother to 8, grandmother to 12, great grandmother to 5,
Passed away February 13, 2014.
She will be sorely missed, but always loved for as long as those whom she touched exist.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Feb. 25, 2014