Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Matthew 5:4 (New International Version)
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Two co-workers passed on over the weekend. Lillie F., a 29 year old mother of five fought a valiant battle with cancer. She learned two years ago that she had cervical cancer when she also found out she was pregnant. She refused the doctor’s recommendation that she abort the pregnancy and begin treatment. She had her baby and then began treatment. Lillie will be missed by all of us who worked on Tonto Unit.

Norma M. was a feisty, hard working 61 year old who was an Administrative Assistant III and worked in inmate health services. She recently had heart surgery. Her untimely death may have been due to that. Norma was preparing to retire in early 2011.

My heartfelt sympathies are extended to their families.

Via con Dios, mi Amigas.


  1. Prayers for both that they might be resting in the loving arms of our Blessed Savior. And prayers for the families who will feel their loss. Cathy

  2. Tamara, I am so sorry for you and the families of thse departed souls. May God watch over all of you. Sending prayers and many hugs from Canada.......:-)

  3. I pray that peace and kindness will be unusually present in your workplace as people recognize the fragility and sacredness of life.

  4. Tamara...I am so very sorry for the loss of your co-workers. I admire beyond words Lillie's decision to not abort her precious child. God bless her infant....and may she grow in the love of the Lord.
    The untimely death of a friend is always heartbreaking. I hope that you know that I am thinking of you, Tamara.

  5. It is sad to lose ones that we are close to. I am so sorry for you, there families and friends Tamara.
    God bless them all. Love Di ♥


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