Blanche Helen Raines
1925 - 2011
Apologies for such a long silence. My mother-in-law of 27 years died last week; we are trying to stabilize right now. She was 85 and increasingly frail but it's still a shock.
She was the best mother-in-law anyone could have. She welcomed me into the family all those years ago and treated me with nothing but love and respect which I hope I was able to return in some way.
She was also a wonderful wife of 67 years and raised four fine children.
Everyone who knew her is grateful that she left with the same quiet dignity with which she lived.