A random check of Find a Grave this last weekend revealed an obituary for the recent death of Brenda May (Hegwer) Hass. Brenda was one of the great-grandchildren of Charles Herman Hegwer and Margaret Lavina Richardson, making us second cousins.
Brenda and I never met or even made contact, which somehow makes me additionally saddened to hear of her passing. Our fathers were cousins and I know they met as children and had at least some contact by mail thirty-some years ago, before my father died.
My thoughts are with Brenda’s large and loving family.