Dear Arlene, Jack, and Bill:
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.
I always looked forward to seeing her when she came to visit Arlene in San Jose. She always made me feel like I was a relative. She was so welcoming and loving towards me. Your mom was such a positive, upbeat person. She listened intently to what I said. I remember her laugh. When Arlene and I went up to Salem in the 70s to visit with her, I had such an enjoyable time. Such hospitality! Mrs. La Vallee was such a kind, unforgettable person.