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It is with a sad heart that I send my belated sympathies and condolences to the staff at the Aspen Senior Center, and the many friends of Angie Griffith.

It was only recently that I learned of the death of my dear friend, after inquiries to her home in Aspen, in Phoenix, to the police department, the hospital, and finally to the senior center, when I was told of Angie’s passing.

I knew Angie only a short time, compared to many of you, since perhaps the late 1970s. I knew Roy as well, and we became great friends over the years, as our travels took us to Aspen every summer, ending in 1984. I had not seen Angie since, but called her on a monthly basis through the years. I knew of her declining health, and promised every summer that I would be back for a visit with her.

I last talked with her on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, but my February calls were in vain, for the phone was never answered.

All those visits got put off for one reason or another, and now it’s too late.

Some of you might know me as her friend in Washington state, and the lady who had the Golden Persian cats, as I know she shared those photos of them to many of you, her friends, in times past.

It is a good and difficult lesson for me, to never put off visits to dear old friends, whose health is in decline and whose needs for caring should be answered. I feel that every friend she had had something different to offer her, and make her life as complete as it could be. Thank you for the birthday parties you shared with her, for her.

Thank you all for being such good friends to her, and making her life happy through all her losses. Roy’s, and her beloved Maggie.

Jane Brantner

Mount Vernon, Wash.


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