The Death of Our Aunt Carol

Carol and Wes Peterson, our Aunt and Uncle on Dad's side, February 2005
Carol and Wes Peterson, our Aunt and Uncle on Dad’s side, February 2005

08-27-06: Aunt Carol Peterson (Dad’s sister) is dying. She experienced many co-morbidities and quality-of-life issues toward the end of her life, including Crohn’s Disease and type II diabetes.

Abby and Uncle Wes reminisce as they look at family photos.
Abby and Uncle Wes reminisce as they look at family photos.

We drove to the Blue Springs, Missouri area to join the family. The drive up was smooth. The dogs traveled well and Abby had a long nap.

08-30-06: Carol died at 12:45 pm at age 66.

09-02-06: This evening in Blue Springs feels like late October in Oklahoma.

Uncle Wes and Cousin Lori seem okay.

09-05-06: Funeral at the same chapel where Dad and Carol’s mother’s funeral was in early 1996.

Our time with the family was good. Abby was the goodwill ambassador. “Abby is very easy to be around.” ~Lori

The family gathers at Bill and Lori Wade's house in Platt City, Missouri. From left are me, my wife Abby, my mother Sarah Jo, my cousin Lori, my sister Nicole, her dog Griffin, Abby's nephew Mitchell, and our uncle Wes.
The family gathers at Bill and Lori Wade’s house in Platt City, Missouri. From left are me, my wife Abby, my mother Sarah Jo, my cousin Lori, my sister Nicole, her dog Griffin, Abby’s nephew Mitchell, and Uncle Wes.

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