"Ann is fifty-something, but talks with me like we are the same age. She wears purple mascara on weekdays and has FUN...Ann likes to be called Mrs. Alger rather than Ann. She believes it is best to call everyone by their highest title...she calls me Mrs. Moses. She once had a set of 15 garden flamingoes and makes the best soup I have ever tasted. The Very Best. I think she is my favorite part about Malad."
When Jesse and I first moved here, Ann and I were assigned as Visiting Teaching partners. She took Ollie and me on a tour of the town and bought me lunch at the drive in. She wanted me to feel welcome...
She always had a sincere compliment and a bright smile.
She proved that a sophisticated woman could also be a whimsical one.
I treasured our conversations about motherhood and the mysteries of the gospel.
I loved hearing her firm testimony, which she shared willingly and often.
She was a superb example of a righteous woman.
I truly considered her to be one of my dearest friends, though I only knew her short time.
Today I learned that my sweet friend, Mrs. Alger, passed away suddenly last week from very serious medical complications.
I am a little bit heartbroken...