Friend Thelma passed away last Friday. Thelma never lost her regal bearing even as Alzheimer's disease attacked her mind and body. The big loving clan she trained up in life returned the favor in a huge way by making sure her last days weren't spent alone. Every time she opened her eyes she saw one of several dozen friendly faces. She smiled in return, and she laughed her distinctive laugh. She was still there to the end. 


The staff at the Fertile Hilton were, as always, remarkable. 


I always looked forward to seeing Thelma when I visited the Hilton. It was so easy to get her to smile and laugh, even towards the end. Earlier on, she always had a kind word to say, even if the sentences were garbled. 



Friend Thelma passed away last Friday. Thelma never lost her regal bearing even as Alzheimer's disease attacked her mind and body. The big loving clan she trained up in life returned the favor in a huge way by making sure her last days weren't spent alone. Every time she opened her eyes she saw one of several dozen friendly faces. She smiled in return, and she laughed her distinctive laugh. She was still there to the end. 

The staff at the Fertile Hilton were, as always, remarkable. 

I always looked forward to seeing Thelma when I visited the Hilton. It was so easy to get her to smile and laugh, even towards the end. Earlier on, she always had a kind word to say, even if the sentences were garbled.