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December 06, 2004

Grandma Maier

Sunday afternoon Kate's grandma, Clarissa Maier, lost her battle with cancer. For those of you who don't know, this past March Clarissa was diagnosed with late stage (Stage IV) colon cancer that spread into her liver.

Although the next few days and months will be very difficult for our family, we are grateful for the time we were able to share with Clarissa following her diagnosis. We were especially lucky to have a wonderful Thanksgiving together. Unfortunately, her health increasingly deteriorated each day after. She was admitted to the hospital Friday afternoon and slipped into a coma early Saturday morning. She peacefully passed away Sunday with her family by her side.

We miss her already. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers through this extremely difficult time.