“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou
Irene was a "great soul". She was a beautiful person inside and out. I have not seen her in many years but we were very good friends in high school and she was a person you never forget. Life took us in different directions with a long distance between but I am sure she remained the caring person she was long ago.
They say when we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. I like to think this is true and I hope you take comfort in this. I extend my most sincere condolences to all of you.