Today… 22 years ago… My little sister, “Eve Karen McClarren Gonzales Scott” died. Her husband, “James Scott” … had called me and told me all about the miserable treatment that “Karen” had received at the “Firmin Desloge Hospital” … talking with me on the plone, for at least three hours.
“Pancreatic cancer” is one disease that you have in your body for a long time… then one day … you go to have something in your body checked out… and in about two months time you are dead.
After “JIM” telling me all about “Karen’s problems… there was nothing that I could do… but only wished that I had known about this problem … long before the treatment that she was undergoing had taken her in such a miserable way.
He had told me… that she did know that something was wrong… long before she said something to him… just thinking that she would be able cure herself with some strong dose of “Vitamins” or some other unknown recipe… that she would also try… and also said, that she had cabinets full of all kinds of things… that she was using… and or trying to cure herself.
As you can see in this next PHOTO of “JIM and KAREN” on a vacation to “Hawaii” and where JIM had just purchased a very expensive piece of jewelry, that “KAREN” was now telling “JIM” that she was being treated so much better… especially now … she wanted JIM to know… that she was never ever treated well by the “Gonzales” family…as they were always trying to stay in touch with her.
This PHOTO is at a PICNIC at St. Vincent’s … and “GAIL PORTER” a classmate, is on the right side of a Saint Joseph statue… and that is ME on the left side of this photo… little “KAREN” is standing below me… not enough room at the top of the statue… for all three of us and of course… ST. JOSEPH.
One more old PHOTO – – and this is “KAREN” and her first son, “Christopher” when they were first living in the Arnold, Missouri area. And just two years ago… “Christopher” passed away… leaving with her a second son, Steven.
There is more regarding this picture … in another article of “KAREN” as she was a terrific person… only wish that she could have lived if just a little longer… but someday, all of us will be reunited in “CLOUD NINE” with our brother, “Denny H. McClarren” and have to include “KAREN’s” other son “STEVEN” who is still living and doing well. D.V.
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