This morning Wanda Beck called to tell me that Alice, wife of our cousin Cecil, had passed away last night in Phoenix. Cecil and Alice were there to visit Alice’s sister, who is in very bad health. Alice had wanted to see her sister one more time. She had gone into the kitchen to get her sister a drink when she passed out; she never regained consciousness.
She and Cecil had been married about 58 years, I think. They have four children and several grandchildren. They had been planning to return to Texas to live and had put their condo in Homestead, Florida on the market. I was looking forward to their return so we could see each other more often.