My stepmom, Ardys Mary Asper Lundeen, passed away yesterday, March 23, after a very short month of illness and slowly but surely fading away. Thank you for your prayers for her, she didn’t linger long in pain, we believe. It was shocking how quickly she faded, barely a month in the hospital, and in the end barely a day under medication in hospice. We weren’t able to be with her at the last, although we were able to at least “talk” (she wasn’t totally with us mentally) on facetime. We will remember her how we saw her on our last visit with her in 2018, content in her apartment, enjoying friends, and as always welcoming us into her world whenever we could see her.
I love how her niece, Nancy H., describes her: “brash, stylish, generous, judgmental, funny and fierce…a loving constant…”, all very fitting words to describe the woman who officially joined our family in November 1978, stepping beautifully into the role of loving wife and soon after, caring grandmother. She will be missed. Peace to her memory.