|Lorene Carmack Buck, early portrait|
And she was afraid of death, but in the end she went peacefully. Since I firmly believe that death is not the end of our existence, I suspect she may have had an early glimpse of the place where she was going. Nothing earth-shaking, just the kind of view you get when you're riding a bike down through the twists and turns of a mountain canyon, and you make that final turn into the canyon's mouth and catch first sight of the valley spread out below you, and you realize there's nothing really frightening about it -- it's just a chance for another adventure.
Still waiting to hear news of funeral arrangements.