On June 15, 2009, Dad passed away in his sleep, 87 years of living drawing to an end. He has a new journey now. Go to Forest Grove News Times for the obituary for Dad and Mom, because I waited to do them together.
I'm in shock, even though I have been expecting this for so long. It does something to you to feel both your parents leave. Now I am the matriarch of the "West Coast Whitmores." I will be taking Dad's ashes to Chesapeake Bay soon. I will also put some of his ashes in Mom's crypt in Yakima, next to Marsha and Mary Judd and Howard Judd.
I don't know if I will be able to talk about this later--right now, everything is whirling around in my heart--getting ready to go to Germany to see my grandkids: Alexander Edward, Lola-Rose Coco and Sienna Lily. On August 27th, I will return to Seattle for my Seattle University 40th reunion. I still do not have a job in Korea, so I may go directly to Peace Corps (Kenya). My daughter Jessica is on her way around the world (8 month deployment.) Lewis E. Turner, my former husband has stepped forward to manage my property while I'm gone. FHe has also purchased a mobile home in San Diego. He met a very interesting