In the last issue of The Gazette I wrote an article about the Friendship of four Gardiner women over the past 65 years. Sadly, on the day that issue was sent out, I learned that one of them, Carol Ann (Majestic) Lohrman, passed away.
I met Carol Ann only once, but it was immediately evident what a lovely woman she was. She was kind and funny and had a twinkle in her eye. Her laugh was contagious. It struck me afterwards that every one of the other three friends had said that Carol Ann was the one who brought them together time and time again over 65 years. Trudi Sims, part of the closely knit group, said, “Part of our foundation has been rocked and lost. Our hearts are so heavy. She died as she lived, with grace and beauty.”
I am happy to have met Carol Ann and to have written a piece that now stands as a tribute to what an amazing person and friend she was to all who had the opportunity to meet her.