The last time I saw Marvena was in August 2008. We were at out 30th high school class reunion.
She told me she felt like she didn’t have long to live, so she was happy to have made it to the party. I didn’t find the comment surprising as I could tell she wasn’t very healthy.
Marvena was always a sweet-girl in school, a gentle spirit and one with quirky sense of humor. I recall many times, especially on cross-country and track road trips; she’d say something that would leave me laughing.
She was jus’ short of turning 51 years old.