It’s hard for me to write this post.
My Great Aunt, Aunt Murrell passed away today.
Murrell was my mother’s aunt. Her mother’s sister. She was a Cato.
My mom called me this evening to tell me the news, and it sounds like Aunt Murrell passed away like she lived:
Full of grace and dignity.
Christine and I got to spend some time with Aunt Murrell back in 2005 on two occasions: We spent some time in Raleigh with her and that side of the family and then she came to Austin with two of her grandkids.
I’ve never met a woman who lived a more full life, or lived it with such grace and vitality, and who was truly sincere and committed to every action she took. Aunt Murrell is an inspiration and role model, and I can only hope when I look back on my life it was as full and honest as hers was.
You will be missed Aunt Murrell … by many. My only regret is not spending more time with you. We will remember you always.