Sisters honor two essential workers after passing of their mother
A family choose to celebrate the memory of their mother with caregivers over coffee and a piece of carrot cake.
(LINCOLN, Neb.) A family chose to celebrate the memory of their mother with caregivers over coffee and a piece of carrot cake.
“They took such great special care of our mother and they both became part of our family,” said Ardyce Gonzales, a daughter.
Lunch and sweets were shared at the to remember Helen Beck Zimmerman, who died of natural causes last week, at the age of 94.
Four sisters wanted to thank two essential workers for being so kind to their mother in her final days and working through the pandemic.
“I never dreaded going to work with her like I was always happy to get to go there and even anxious to get to go there because she just was so kind and so gracious,” said Cassie Brugh, a Helping Hands caregiver.
Her daughters honored the caregiver and a waitress. Helen loved to come to the Art & Soul café to visit her favorite waitress, Megan Perkins.
“The big important thing for us is that she always incorporated mom in everything and mom looked forward to coming here, even though she was 94 years old she would want to come here and hang out with Megan,” said Bev Nelson. “‘That nice smiley waitress’ that’s what she’d say.”
“I always loved mom’s capability to have a cup of coffee and a piece of cake and just a smile,” added Perkins. “She was happy, she was always just watching and just shes a thoughtful person and you could see the kindness in her.”
Each sister says they have memories to last a lifetime as their mother lived 94 strong years.