For those of you who knew Ann, my mom, you know that she had found her deepest appreciation of joy surrounded nature. Whether planting in her diminutive patch of soil, or cherishing time spent at the local arboretum, she was never more fulfilled than in these moments.
As you may or may not know, she had been battling cancer in various forms throughout the past several years. She succumbed to cancer on 7/26/2010.
I have created this page for two reasons.
The first is to invite all of you to contribute to this page. To saturate it with your memories, your stories of how Ann has impacted your lives. I wanted for this to become a place where she could go to realize how many people she had touched, how many people loved her, and it was.
The second reason I created this page is to create a memorial. As you know, my mom's two favorite places on earth were the Morton Arboretum and Herrick Lake (where she and Ken were married. "The scene of the crime," as they both affectionately called it.) We would like to honor my mom with the planting of a tree in her memory at either of these sights. The total cost for this is $2,500. Please consider donating as she was overjoyed to realize this is happening.