Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A sad discovery

My aunt found her daughter dead in her College Station apartment Saturday morning.

I cannot say I was particularly close to Evelyn. She was the product of my aunt's first marriage, before she met my mother's brother, and I only met her on a few occasions over the course of my life. Ironically, the last time I saw her was rather recently, at Thanksgiving. This was right after she moved from Kansas to College Station, where my aunt lives.

My family and I are all shocked and saddened, but I don't think any of us are terribly surprised. Evelyn was not in good health; she suffered from a host of chronic physiological problems and was taking a variety of medications for her various ailments. We obviously won't know more until the autopsy and toxicology reports come back, and that will probably take a few weeks.

Right now my thoughts are with my aunt, my uncle and my cousins, who will miss Evelyn terribly. Memorial services will be this weekend.

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