Friday, August 28, 2015

Rest in Peace



Gertrud Inga Maria Svensson Stockton

Born January 25, 1920
Died August 22, 2015

21 comments:

rainydaze said...

I only "knew" her through her blog, but she was an inspiration. My condolences to your family and loved ones. I know she will be missed.

hello haha narf said...

thank you for sharing part of your extraordinary life with us. you will be missed. rest in peace, o gentle and strong lady.

Anonymous said...

Amen....

Maxly said...

The virtual world of 'friends'. This news saddens me greatly. What an amazing life and storyteller. My sympathies to the family and friends.

Kylene said...

My deepest sympathies. I will miss hearing her stories.

Kylene said...

My deepest sympathies. I will miss hearing her stories.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace der Svensto, you certenly have enriced the life to a lot of people. Love to all relative and friends from Else Marie in Denmark. I have been a reader from the first day when Shreve mentioned that she had sat up a blog for her Grandmother. Such a lot of wonderfull stories.

Amy said...

What a tremendous loss. I have loved hearing her stories for many years. She lived an amazing life, and I was always astonished by the little tidbits she dropped in like they were nothing when they were so fascinating. Truly a life fully lived. Many condolences to the family.

Teresa LeYung-Ryan said...

Dear Gertrud,
You were a powerful spirit in human form and I just know that you are a powerful angel now. Thank you so much for that marvelous time . . . when your darling daughter Martha Alderson, Luisa Adams and I got to witness how you lived and practiced your art in Port Angeles. The first time I had touched mosaic art was in your studio. What stunning work you produced! Powerful Angel, may light, joy and heart always be with you. May "See you later" always mean "I'll be here for you."
With respect and love,
Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Anonymous said...

Loving you now and forever...

Luisa Adams said...

My Dearest,
What a beautiful and talented woman, I felt so warmed by your humor and ready engagement in conversation! When Teresa and I spent time with you and Martha we truly felt our circle was complete! You were fun, funny, strong, and so very gifted. Thank you for sharing your Goddess self with us, Your will be missed and always remembered with love.
Sincerely,
Luisa Adams

Anonymous said...

Cheers to a life well-lived! Rest in Peace, dear Svensto

Jyoti Jacobs said...

I am showering you all with lots of love - you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Gertrud was such an incredible light - now we all have to carry that within and continue to spred her radiance! <3 Blessings / Hanna

gone with the wind said...

Gertrud. One of a kind. One in a million. I'm grateful that our paths crossed
JKG

Julien Sharp said...

Sending love to all. I have enjoyed Svensto's blog from the first post. Thank you and rest in peace, artist.

Anonymous said...

I haven't stopped by in a while and now this... I am processing this news with a heavy heavy heart.

She will be missed so much by so many. As I sit here, trying to think of sympathies to share, this line keeps rattling around in my brain:

...Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

adjö, Svensto, adjo

~ your friend, that you have never met, but who feels like she accompanied you through all of your life journeys that you shared with us, here.

Anonymous said...

I only knew Svensto through this blog. I enjoyed reading her stories, considering myself lucky to have found the blog. My condolences to her friends and family on their loss.

M Sinclair Stevens said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. I remember when she first began this blog and enjoyed her stories immensely.

Anonymous said...

Immensely sad to see this update, I loved this blog and she was clearly a very special person. Rest in Peace, Svensto.

Bev Quesenberry said...

Really enjoyed Svento's stories over the years, she will be missed.

Linda Bell said...

I have watched so many of Martha's youtubes and this has helped me with my writing so much. When I saw that her other had died I clicked through to here. What a wonderful lady! My mother died 18 months ago and I know how the loss feels.

I send my thoughts to you Martha even though i don't know you except through your wonderful informative videos.
Bless you, your Mum and your family
Linda