She'd had a stroke 2 years ago and had various health problems since then, but she was doing OK, despite her inability to speak. She was in assisted living and I saw her at least once a week, unless she was in the hospital. Monday night, she started breathing shallowly. They took her to the hospital and did some tests that indicated she had a blockage in her aorta. No way to operate, and even if they could, it would be prolonging the inevitable. She slept all day yesterday and died peacefully with her four children surrounding her.
I'm really sad, even though I know she's with my grandpa now. She'd missed him terribly since his death 10 years ago.
If you're the praying sort, please say one for the soul of my grandma (and godmother.) She was a lovely woman and I loved her.