I received a call this morning that my maternal grandmother, Louella Mautz Welling Harmon, has died at age of 98. My grandmother had been living in Florida since the mid-1970s following the death of my grandfather, Dale L. Welling.
Born on April 29, 1910, my grandmother lived a very full life and was an avid golfer and bowler in her prime. In recent years, her body began to give out even though she was vigorous of mind. A little more than a week ago, she took a fall that resulted in a broken femur. At her age, surgery was not a viable option which meant she would be bedridden for the rest of her days. Not how she wanted to live. She passed quietly this morning.
She is survived by two daughters, my mom, Joan, and my aunt, Pat, as well as me and my brothers, Tim and Dave, and Pat's daughter, Debbie.
Vaya con Dios, Grandma. We love you and will miss you.