Something for the Soul: Final advice – Seize the day

April 2014 Posted in Columnists & Opinion

Winnie BoltonBy Winnie Bolton

Editor’s note: Here we share some last words from long-time Our Town columnist and community leader Winnie Bolton, as written by her children.

As you may already know, I passed away on the evening of March 21. There were 18 of my relatives including my children, some grandchildren and great grandchildren with me during my final days, along with a wonderful host of caregivers, friends and clergy, including a number of the seminarians whom I loved teaching. I had a rather quick passing, the doctors are still not sure of the specifics of what I died from. Life can be full of the unexpected.

None of us ever dreamed I would not be around in April, which brings me to my final message to all my beloved column readers. Live a life full of love, be good to your fellow humans, be bold and seize the day!  It’s really that simple.

I know some of you will miss my column.  You may even miss me. My husband, Tom, and I loved our time in Mount Angel. We could not have chosen a better place to live out our years. And for that, I thank you Mount Angel and Silverton.  You welcomed us with open arms and will always hold a special spot in our hearts. My deepest and sincere heartfelt love goes out to all of my readers. God bless!

A Celebration of Life for Winifred Bolton will be held at Saturday May 31, 11 a.m.  at St. Mary’s in Mount Angel.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations may be made in her name to: Willamette Red Cross, 675 Orchard Heights Road. NW Ste. 200, Salem, OR 97304


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