On July 11, 2010 Arlene Applegate died fighting cancer. I lived in Spokane, she lived in Spokane & she was totally my Aunt. She wasn't technically my aunt (my cousin's, wife's mother), but we hit it off and I loved her.
Before she passed I was able to visit her and one of the last things she said to me was that "sometimes people come into our lives when we most need them and disappear when we don't."
We all love you and miss you very much Arlene. You're always with us.