Steve's grandmother, Donna, known to her family as "Gaggie" passed away at 9:15 a.m. on New Years' Day. At 96, she had outlived three husbands and two of her children. She was a tough old gal who lived independently and drove her car into her 90s. Her grip on reality was slowly unraveled by dementia until she could no longer live on her own. Committed to a nursing home she railed against the confinement, asking to be taken home, although toward the end it seemed she wasn't sure where "home" was.
A fall in November resulted in a broken hip and landed her in the hospital. Her health spiraled downhill rapidly.
Steve and I visited the funeral home today to finalize details.