Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Jana Mathia
Gazette Editor 

Mourning and comforting


When someone who has lived a long time dies, those who were close to them feel the loss, yet are able to look back on all that person has done and accomplished. When someone who is young dies, there is the pain of the loss, the separation, but also the pain of the loss of all that could have been, all the dreams, hopes and aspirations of a life that will never be realized.

Yet another family in Whitman County is mourning this loss. It is a loss that never truly goes away. My husband's sister died at the age of 11. That was 20 years ago and the family still carries that loss in their own wa...

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