My mom, Diane Marler, passed away yesterday at 3:30 PM at the age of 87. Family and friends were with her. She was an amazing mom, but even more she was a most amazing woman. She was far ahead of her time in every way. Her strength, love and smarts will never be forgotten.


She was an avid reader of my blog – one of the few.  She really was not much into computers, so she made sure my staff copied and mailed to her all the posts weekly.  She would call when she caught typos and was always quick with questions about outbreaks (she was a registered nurse for over 65 years) and what was the latest food to avoid.