Mom passed away in her sleep this morning, July 20, 2014, after a prolonged illness. She was under in-home hospice care, and was kept comfortable for her final days. She did not suffer, and family was by her side.
She was 84.
When she shall die,
Take her and cut her out in little stars,
And she will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet