We received word over the weekend that a very, very, dear friend, colleague, innkeeper, and wonderful person had passed away on Friday.

She was a very private person, despite being an outgoing, warm and cheerful innkeeper. She and her husband made everyone feel at home in their lovely Select Registry B&B, where the rooms are comfortable, home-made cookies were always available, and breakfast was always delicious. Because she was so private, she asked that people not be told when, very unexpectedly, she was diagnosed with a rare and fast-acting cancer. But those who knew her best knew, of course, and the word did get around. There was a lot of speculation and gossip about her illness among innkeepers.

The cancer spread very rapidly, so that only a few weeks after its discovery, our friend was being given only weeks, possibly only days, to live. What can anyone do? Of course we all felt so helpless and our hearts went out to our friend and her husband.

Now she is gone. Their beautiful bed and breakfast was for sale before, and continues to be for sale. Our friend’s husband has other family issues demanding his time, and needs to sell the inn and deal with them.

We’ve lost a dear friend and colleague, the industry has lost a great member and B&B advocate. The world is a poorer place because of it.

If anyone is aware of someone who is looking for a lovely, Select Registry and Diamond Collection property, please get in touch, and we’ll put you in contact.


  • I was shocked to hear this news this morning. My heart is so heavy right now for Ron and the family. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. I will miss her words of encouragement and sunny smile you could hear over the phone every time we spoke. I will miss her terribly.

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