Alicia Rose Parlette passed away at 11:30 AM PST this morning.
I write this news with mixed emotions – grief, of course, but also incredibly relief and gratitude that Alicia will be comfortable from now on.
She waited until one of her high school English teachers finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird (a group reading project that took over a week; all of us reading out loud to her) and then about 20 minutes later took several short shallow breaths and then didn’t take any more.
Alicia was resting peacfully, surrounded by family and friends.
Memorial services are being planned; if there will be celebrations open to the public or memorial funds established information will be published here.
Thank you for your support of Alicia’s caretakers during this intensely difficult three weeks.