Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Grey Havens

Our brave, beautiful mother passed quietly in to her next adventure early this morning while surrounded by her loving family. She was sleeping comfortably, and was not in any pain. We are in awe of her fighting spirit, her courage, and the greatness of her love. One of her final requests was for everyone to know that she considered her friends to be her greatest riches, and that she considered herself wealthy beyond compare. We love her, and miss her deeply. Thank you so much for all of your kind words, love, and support during this difficult time. She was truly an amazing and inspiring woman, and our world was a better place for knowing her.

With love,
Matthew, Seth, and Sarah


iceblue said...

So Sorry for your loss

Nancy Wright said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I knew Regina only through her posts on Dunnett sites, especially Open Forum, where she was a tireless supporter of all things Left. I almost always agreed with her positions and was in awe of her research to support them. She was brave and certain and true. I will miss her.

Nancy Wright

odp said...

Blessings on you, Sarah, Matthew, and Seth. Your mother was a fantastic woman on earth, and Heaven had better be ready for her!

"All my trials, Lord, soon forgotten." May you be sustained by her love for you, which was so evident in everything she said and did.

We are all blessed for having known Regina, whether in person or not.

Thank you for sharing with us now; it is most generous of you -- just like your mother. She is an example for all of us of courage and humor and perseverence.


Amanda said...

May Regina rest in peace and may her memory be for a blessing.

Marianne Roulet said...

One last time Sarah thank-you for letting all who knew your mom know that her Journey is over. Oh we will all miss her so but none more than you 3 who are a tribute to her. I am sorry I am not in town and won't be until April 30th but I will continue to keep you, Seth, and Matt in my thoughts and prayers as you traverse through the next days. She will not be forgotten but remembered for her grace, courage, humor and for the strength of her convictions. May she rest in peace

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that her life was cut so short, but grateful that you could all be with her at the end. In time I hope that your memories will be happy ones, tinged with only a bit of sorrow. For now, grace and peace to you all. From another nnc friend, Julie Robinson

Zeba Clarke said...

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. We are the poorer for losing her. She will be remembered and those memories will be cherished.


Amy Delaney said...

I love the title of this post. A very fitting send-off for a truly remarkable and loving woman. Regina is known in our family as the lady who introduced us to many of our favorite authors. I remember her recommending JK Rowling, whom she found before the US craze began. I fondly remember talking with her in many adult ed classes at Wedgwood with Dr. Fowler and others who were engaged in very scholarly examination of our faith. We will miss her dearly and remember her fondly. In faith, we trust that we will see her again on the farther shore.

with love,
Amy Delaney

Anonymous said...

Please accept my condolences. Though I did not know your mother personally, I enjoyed her comments at Many of the commenters there are also offering condolences and reminiscence.


Anonymous said...

Sarah, Seth and Matt:

I am so sorry to hear this news, thou it is comforting to know Regina was surrounded by her beloved children at the end. I was so happy to be able to meet your Mom after knowing her for years on the lawyers group. She was an amazing person and she touched the lives of so many people.

I know there are very difficult days and months ahead for the 3 of you, but be comforted that you were able to be there with her at the end.

You all remain in my prayers.

Pam in Chicago

Carol Hoshall said...

Sending my deepest sympathy to you, Matthew, Seth, and Sarah (and no doubt her dogs will be forlorn, too). Never forget that although heartbreak is the price we all pay for love sooner or later, the price is worth it beyond measure. My her memory be a blessing to you and her spirit always live in each of your hearts.

Please take comfort that she will always be with you and live on through you, Carol (aka Hosh)

Anonymous said...

Bon Voyage, Regina.........I shall miss your voice on the Dunnett lists.

Ann S.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman taken too soon. I know how much she wanted to be there for the next stages of your live. Your family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Much love,
Janet B.

blue girl said...

My deepest sympathies to all of you. So, so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

If Regina was wealthy in friends, she was equally blessed in her family, of whom she was so very proud, and who gave her joy.

I will miss her enormously.

John Casey, from Counsel Connect/Politics

Mellodee said...

The journey is over, the pain is gone, serenity at last. Take comfort from your memories of your lives with your wonderful mom.

May she rest in peace.


Anonymous said...

So very sorry to learn of this. She bore up with grace and humor and courage and will be missed. May her memory be a daily blessing to you all (I know it will).

Scott K (Delphi)

Anonymous said...

I feel as if I know all of you because of Regina's blog. Her pride in her children was shining and unashamed.

Your mother seemed to have lived her life with grace and humor, even when it got rough. I have such respect and love for her.

What a beautiful post. Thank you for thinking of us. You share her grace.


Anonymous said...

May her memory be a blessing to you. Her humor and grace these past few years are something I will remember always.

- Leslie (lady lawyer group)

Anonymous said...

Regina was a dear colleague and friend and I will miss her warmth, courage and sense of humor about life. Her legacy lives on through many things including her wonderful children who were the light of her life. Peace to all of you.

Janet Wilson said...

Peace be with you...

Anonymous said...

Sarah, Seth, and Matt:

Though I only meet your mom in person once, I "knew" her through our online community of lawyers for almost twenty years. We will all miss her tremendously. She was a kind, passionate person and she will be missed. Age or disagree with her, we all had great respect for her and appreciated her tireless defense of all she believed in. My heart goes out to you all, and know you and she will be in my thoughts and prayers.

May Roy (from Counsel Connect/Cafe)

Anonymous said...

"My life is better because I knew you"
I met Gina in 1982 and we have followed each others' marriages, children, careers and favorite books.
Sarah, Seth and Matthew, I grieve along with you. I am so glad that you were all able to be at her bedside to say farewell to the incredible person that was your mother.
Deb Cole Maier

Anonymous said...

My condolences to Seth, Sarah and Matt ... this next phase without your Mom will need much support and comfort ... her work here in her blog helped my wife and I so much with our year's journey with pancreatic cancer ... and I so treasured getting back in touch with her after some 40 years ... my prayers and thoughts go with each of you, hoping you, too, will find your path, deal well with the aches and find the comfort you need. -- Trent S, Suwanee, Georgia

Anonymous said...

May her memory be for a blessing. Donna fisher

Linda said...

I always enjoyed your mom's comments in Nancy Nall's blog. She will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah, Seth and Matt, We all send our condolences to you. She was amazing, a true inspiration. We will continue her fights and treasure her memory.
Jane Fields

Terry Weyna said...

I am so sorry to read this news. Sarah, Seth and Matthew, know that you meant everything to your mom -- she was so proud of you all! I will miss her strong spirit, her thoughtfulness, her joy in life, her ability to persevere in the face of bad fortune -- so many wonderful things in one woman.

My love to you all,

Terry Weyna (one of the lady lawyers)

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for the three of you, but you have been blessed by your mother, her presence, her warmth and her courage. She was a valued member of our on line lawyer group and we will miss her greatly.

Edith said...

Your mother was a wonderful woman and I am fortunate to have known her through our women lawyers forum. She will live always in your memories.

Lynn M said...

Regina and I fought as often as we agreed on something but I treasured knowing her. We were delighted when she was able to come stay with us when one of the kids (Seth, I think) was looking at schools in So Cal. I will never forget her courage and optimism & will try to learn from it.

Lynn Merring (Counsel Cafe)

Leslie Allen said...

Sarah, Seth and Matt,
I am so sorry for your loss. We all were truly blesssed to have known your mom--she was a lioness, protecting all of you, and so loving and proud of how you were living your lives. I know that you were equally proud of how she lived her life, too.
She left you an incredible legacy with the thoughts and stories she shared through this blog. Her feisty spirit lives on in her words.

Mary Jo Gremling said...

The DHS Class of '70 is privileged to claim Gina as one of our one of our best and brightest. Your beautiful tribute to your mother is consistent with how we always experienced her. What a gift she has given the world in mothering children who recognize and carry on her courageous and loving spirit! Her love surrounds you still and always will.

Blessings to each of you at this difficult time,
Mary Jo (Rennert) Gremling