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Letter: Love letter


We moved here 21 years ago to retire and created a wonderful life for ourselves: made friends, went on vacations, took classes, celebrated holidays, watched the city change yet remain very welcoming.

My husband, Herb Voss, died at home last month after going through 18 months of chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of prostate cancer. We made a joint decision to stop treatment, opting for quality of life over quantity. Thus, no hospital stay but hospice care instead. We chose Hospice of the Pines. The staff was extremely supportive — always ready to help at a moment’s notice. Our nurse, Pat, is an incredible woman who within six weeks became a valued and loved member of our family. Synergy Health Care provided assistance and added another layer of security as Herb got weaker.

I cannot say enough in praise of the Prescott Fire Department. They came to our home about a dozen times during the last two months of Herb’s life — when we couldn’t get him up — the fire guys and gals came to the rescue. They never left without some of them giving out really big hugs that became special and needed as the weeks went by.

In essence, this is a love letter to everyone who touched our lives during these past 21 years. It is also a reminder to all of us to be grateful and thankful for where we live and the people who form our extraordinary community.


Tamara Voss


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