...did pass away this morning. I am going to fly to the midwest tomorrow for the funeral, along with my dad and stepmom.
I'll fly back to Denver Saturday afternoon. Need to cancel my Wednesday night teaching in Auburn and skip out on a conference I'd registered to attend in Colorado Springs on Friday.
The trip to Indiana should be a good time to learn more about this side of my family and maintain those relationships. Most of these folks I have not seen in years. Perhaps I'll learn more about this man who was my grandfather, John Smith, and the family in which my father grew up.
Update - my sister posted the obit. and a picture of the grandparents, here.