Condolences for Allene Vada Keiser

William J Sims posted on 6/18/21

Dear Kathy, Jane and Phil, I extend my sincere condolences to you at the loss of your mother Allene. She was a most remarkable person, of whom I had the great pleasure of meeting and spending time with respect to my own mum. I remember as a young boy, how my mum, Pat, would eagerly await aerograms, not emails from her sister Allene in the States. How they shared much of their lives not only at a distance but also in time. This would send Pat to writing as much as she could onto that one sheet of paper, and with the anticipation of receiving the next missive from your mum. When my mum was experiencing an upheaval in her life, Allene made the time to fly half way around the world to help rescue her. As a result we all got to meet the aunty of the aerograms. Indeed how both your mum and our other aunty, Norma made such an effort to rescue their sister. When I came to visit you in 2000, I was most uncertain of what was to follow, but I am ever so grateful that these sisters met up, and that Allene had the change to rekindle her Australian roots. Best wishes cousins and fond memories to your mum Allene. Your cousin Bill


William J Sims posted on 6/18/21

Dear cousins, most sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Allene was a most remarkable woman and I am ever so glad she and my mum, Pat had the opportunity to meet up for one last time. So all the the best to you as you reflect upon her memories. Maybe so me day we may get the opportunity to catch up and have a yarn. Your cousin Bill


William J Sims posted on 6/18/21

Dear Kathy, Jane, and Phil, my most sincere and heart felt condolences to you on the passing of your mum. Parted but certainly not lost to you all, as no doubt you will be recounting her to your memories. I always recall when I was a little kid, how my mum, Pat, used to to wait for the aerograms and mail from her sister Allene. How over the years they kept up that corespondence. How when my mum was going through a paticularly bad patch in her life, Allene came out to Brisbane to give her much needed support to regain her sense of well being. Her she joined forces with her other sister Norma, as they set about helping her. No doubt in their long lives, three will not always get along, this was one of those truly beautiful times when they do! When I came to Wilmington in 2000, the schism that was between our two mothers was central to my thoughts. I am ever so glad that they had the opportunity to meet up once again and put it all into a perspective. Ah the tyrany of distance can be a real bugger sometimes, but overcoming it is a treasure. So I wish you all the very best of memories as you trove through the treasure of Allene's long journey through life. Always remember cousins, one part mum, one part dad, and one part yourselves, but only by knowing them do you know who you are in the grand scheme. Best wishes your cousin Bill


Samantha Gilbert posted on 5/2/21

Kathy, Jane, Phil: sending you my love at this very sad time. My dad loved Aunt Allene and I carry such fond memories of her and our times together when we were children. I’m so glad I got to visit with her a couple of times in the last 2-3 years. She was beautiful, warm and fun, and clearly a loving mother and grandmother. My thoughts are with you all. Xx


Angela Murdoch posted on 5/2/21

My sincere condolences on the passing of Allene just want you to know that I am thinking of you all and sending lots of love and strength your way. I have such fond memories of our stay in North Carolina (hard to believe it was more than 30 years ago) seems like this day I still remember with great fondness the beach house you organised, morning coffees, sailing boats and staying with Allene in her house and being treated like royalty...and then also when Allene visited us in Australia. I was only just talking with Kay last week about her trip to America when she met up with Allene a couple of years ago and how well Allene was doing still living an independent life. Rest In Peace Allene...a life well lived.


Neil Cooper posted on 4/30/21

I only knew Franny for a short period of time through her daughter Jane. After meeting her I felt like I knew her forever. Franny was always interested in what was going on in the other persons life instead of hers. She had such a kind, funny, and pleasant disposition about her too. All three of her children took such good care of her for many years. Even though we will miss her dearly we will remember all the happy times we had.Rest in Peace Franny... we love you! Neil


Diane Lynch posted on 4/30/21

Jane, so saddened to hear of your loss of your Mom. Heartfelt condolences to you, Phil and Kathy.


Lillian West posted on 4/29/21

Kathleen, your Mother was such a wonderful sweet woman. My life was enriched by having known her. Heartfelt sympathy to you, Jane, and Phil.


Sylvia S. Jones posted on 4/28/21

Kathy and family, I'm sorry to learn if your Mom's passing. She was always so sweet and fun with us girls at your pajama parties. And I loved to listen to her and hear her beautiful accent. Peace and comfort to you all.


Marsha Caulder posted on 4/28/21

Philip, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. May you always cherish your precious memories with her. God bless you.


Marsha Caulder posted on 4/28/21

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