On Monday, January 23, 2017, just shy of her 93rd birthday, Emmogene (Jean) Molly Silver ended her arduous and noble 10 year journey with Alzheimer's and crippling arthritis. She persevered until the end trying to make sense of the world around her. Though her disease could produce fear, her last years and days were also filled with many moments of clarity and deep humor. Many times when her children or grandchildren would visit, the sparkle of maternal love and recognition shone in her eyes as she'd so naturally fall into the role she cherished as mother and grandmother, rising to the occasion, asking questions, full of the purpose that fulfilled her the most in her lifetime. Up until her last week she was whispering inventive stories to visitors and her wonderful caregivers with the undeniable intent to relay a clever tale delivered with a wry smile, a raised eyebrow, and a wink.