I lost my wife today.
I should make the meeting on the 3rd.
Joe Decuir, KF7BMD
Issaquah Amateur Radio Club, W7BI.com
Issaquah CERT 0015, Zone 14
Hello to family and friends,
My dear wife Deborah Round Freng died in front of me at 9:30am this morning.
The funeral directors removed her body a few minutes ago. Kris and I witnessed it.
I have assembled a big list of all the people to notify, on the BCC line.
I will miss her terribly.
She says she will haunt me, in a good way:
We were married 21 years, but celebrated 42 wedding anniversaries.
In fall 2015 she was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer.
Through 5 rounds of infusion chemotherapy and 2 rounds of chemo pills, she made it to May 2022.
The chemo stopped working. I took her to an ER 3 times in June, to drain fluids.
She entered home hospice 4 weeks ago.
Our son Kris Freng visited daily in the last few weeks.
Our daughter-in-law Katrina Freng (CC line) will be arranging the memorial service, not yet scheduled.
I have to clean up, grieve, and live on without her.
The hospice book has a long checklist for the survivors; no time to rest yet.
My suggestion: cherish the people you live with and love NOW, while you can.
Joe Decuir, IEEE Fellow
UW Engineering faculty
She was the daughter of a Silent Key, Dave Round, KF7BMC.