Column: Honoring ‘beautiful and compassionate’ friend

PHOTO PROVIDED From left, Leona “Lee” Lyman, daughter Stacey, and Pat Edwards sharing time together. Pat was Stacey’s biological mother, and forged a relationship with Lee and Stacey over the years.

Jim and I lost a huge part of our lives two weeks ago when we were notified that Leona “Lee” Lyman had quietly passed at the age of 95. Lee entered our lives in the spring of 1993 and the story of our meeting and the strong ties that have bound us together ever since is longer than I can include here, but . . .