Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In the Arms of the Angels

I write about hundreds of people in our community each year and as much as I enjoy the stories with happy endings, it's the circle of life that breaks our collective hearts. In May I told of Delinda Gravelle Tower's diagnosis with a rare soft tissue cancer just a week before she turned 50 on May 13 ... how her large, close-knit family was rallying by her side; mother Maureen, siblings Orlin, Stephanie, Tammy, and Tim and her much-loved sons. Love and the power of positive thinking surrounded Delinda these past four months so it's sad to report that Delinda's battle with the cancer ended last evening. We'll keep her family in our prayers ...


  1. I knew Delinda from working with her at Coldwell Banker,since 2003, and as I told her, she was the nicest person I'd ever worked with. I talked with her briefly after her diagnosis and her cheery, upbeat personality continued to shine through without a hint of negativity. So sorry to have lost her so soon, but grateful that her battle is over. Delinda, thank you for brightening my life.

  2. Delinda was a gentle soul, she made everyone feel comfortable and she ALWAYS had a warm smile and a kind word for everyone. Her presence was simply reassuring and warmed the heart. She was taken too soon. She will be missed but not forgotten. I think another star twinkles at night..that is her smile and the glint in her eye.
    My prayers are with her sons, she lit up when she talked about them, she was SO proud of her handsome boys.
    Rest in peace dear Delinda.