Thursday, March 08, 2012

Jim Schoeteller Passes

 -From Ellouise's website

Ellouise and Jim at LDL      2/8/2011

Ellouise Diggle Schoeteller's husband Jim has died. March 6 at 4:15 pm. In his bed at home with Ellouise holding him.
Ellouise and her closest family had time at home with him afterwards - I heard Ellouise saying, "this is one of the rewards of being with Hospice and staying at home."

 Watching them I can tell you it was loving, beautiful and a very special time.

Ellouise told the Hospice Chaplin that she will write about this experience later but right now she is very busy
with arrangements for his Memorial Mass. "I want it to celebrate his life and to be something he would love."

There is a little time. Robin and her family will return from California. Jim will be buried later at Arlington National Cemetery.

Jim and Ellouise in 1956

How is Ellouise? Incredibly sad --- but making it through with help from her family and from her "tribe"... some close by and some from far away who come and wash the dishes, make Ratatouille, sing songs, send cards, call, write - or post.
She sends love to all.