Thursday, July 4, 2013
Mildred Munger - 1918-2013
She had been playing croquet with friends at the retirement home in Des Moines, where she had been residing since March. She had won the first game, and was having a wonderful time, when her huge heart gave out on her. She passed out and away on a warm, sunny morning. She was happy up until the time she was called away.
She leaves her daughter, Judy Koenig, three sons - Phil, Steve and Bob, twelve grandkids and one great-granddaughter. She was preceded by her husband, Gene, and son, Gene.
Judy and I got to spend Christmas break with mom. Our kids, Julia and Alex visited her within the past two weeks.
She was finishing one of the finest of the hundreds of hand-stitched quilts she had made over the past decades. She had hoped to enter it in the Washington State Fair, where she has won awards in the past. We're going to try to encourage members of her quilting club to finish it for her, so it can be entered:
My favorite recent picture of mom was last August, when I accompanied her, Judy and Julia around Mt. Rainier: