Wednesday morning, at about 2 a.m., a young woman lost her 4 1/2-year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of a colleague of mine, a wife, a mother of three children, still in school, a beloved sister, aunt, cousin and, no doubt, a true and faithful friend. She was a hard worker holding down various jobs over the years to help support her family. She made beautiful soaps which I loved to give as gifts; they are so pretty. She was a woman of character. That's what I hope her children will remember.