I was so surprised and sadden to hear this. She was a wonderful and kind woman. I truly regret the missed opportunity I had to meet her in person last year. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Widowed 11/10/12 after 35 years of marriage
In a sense now, I am homeless. For the home, the place of refuge, solitude, love-where my husband lived-no longer exists. Joyce Carolyn Oates, A Widow's Story