I hadn't seen Dan for a while, but I never would have imagined he had died.
We'd see each other and catch up maybe every 6 months or so. Each time, Dan was his normal smiling self.
I could talk to him for hours, about all kinds of things, he was such a good listener with such a gentle way.
The marketing director for KOMU TV, Becky was a public service force in CoMo, on the boards of the United Way and Salvation Army; and chief organizer of events like the Helping Our Kids Campaign and Columbia's hosting role in the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Becky faced death the same way she approached life, Dan explained. Her courage and spirits were something to behold. She'd see other sick people and call herself lucky. Through her example, she helped teach Dan to look onward and upward, always.