My friend Joyce passed away last night. It was not unexpected. “Death is part of life and I don’t fear it”, she said. Fortunately, I got to say goodbye to her a few weeks ago. She was so peaceful and so accepting. That makes her passing so much easier. I’m not sad; I’m happy and lucky to have known her.
I met Joyce probably 15 to 20 years ago when she became involved with the Boulder County Nature Association. I’ve gone on hikes with her, taken nature classes she taught, and for a few years we attended the theater with other close friends. Joyce has spent her life learning and teaching aspects of the natural world.