Ellen Isaly Clark, Class of 1969 (Premier Login Punky517) Forum Owner from IP address 126.96.36.199
Connie Dragoo Samuels, age 49, passed away on Saturday, March 29. It's a sad day for those of us who knew this lovely, beautiful, intelligent and caring friend. Her sister, Linda Dragoo, was in the Class of 1969.
I would just like to say that Mrs. Samuels was one of the most incredible, caring women that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She was a wonderful woman that cared about everyone that she knew. She will be sorely missed, but lives through all of the incredible memories that she left us with.
My sister Connie was beautiful, intelligent, funny and kind. She possessed all of life's gifts, including an adoring husband, wonderful children, meaningful work, and many, many friends. Connnie dealt with a devastating, nine year illness with stoic grace, and remained a courageous free spirit up to the end. Those of us who knew and loved her will miss her every day of our lives.
I am a long lost 1st cousin of Connie Dragoo Samuels and Linda Dragoo Skelley. I just found out today about Connie's death. I've spent the afternoon and evening looking for old photos of Connie. I shouldn't have bothered. I can see here face and smile as if it were an 8&1/2 BY 10 right in front of me. No one's smile has ever showed me so much natural joy and veracity of feelings. I hope all of you who read this will treasure her smile in times of trial as I will for the rest of my life.