|Ruth Williamson, 86|
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
One special lady - Aunt Ruthie
My family has almost reached the end of another era this summer.
I think I've mentioned before that my mother was 2nd from the oldest in a family of 7 girls, 2 boys, and 3 infants that passed away before they had a chance at life.
Aunt Ruthie passed away on July 7, 2014 at the age of 86 after about a 3-month battle with stomach Cancer. She was my mother's second-from-the-youngest sister. There is now one sister remaining, Aunt Lillian, and no brothers! Almost the end of an era!
I always felt especially close to Aunt Ruthie (we are only 11 years apart in age). She and her husband and two children had a farm in Cross Plains, WI - which is only about 10 miles from the City of Madison, WI, where I grew up.
After my parents passed on, Aunt Ruthie and I became extra close. Whenever we were in Madison, we would meet somewhere for lunch and/or visit her in her home. She was my contact and only source of news of the family, and I'm really missing her.
I'm so thankful that our daughter and son-in-law drove Mr. D and I down to Cross Plains at the end of June so we could visit with her and her daughter-in-law and son one more time. We enjoyed the visit so much, and so did she.
Rest in peace Aunt Ruthie. I'm thankful you are no longer in pain, are with your beloved husband and so many of your brothers and sisters once again.
Until we meet again........