This came yesterday from my friend Laura in Seattle:
My grandmother passed away this evening, at 9:05 east coast time, surrounded by her three children, in my uncle’s home. She has been asleep for a week, and she slipped quietly away, peacefully after 94 1/2 years….At 9:30 my mom said they heard a ruckus in the backyard of my uncle’s house in downtown Decatur, GA. They looked out and saw an owl fluttering around, a completely unprecedented event. Owls were my grandmother’s favorite, and her collection of figurines and owl themed coffee mugs was vast. She wouldn’t have believed it.