To the Editor:

We have lost one of the area's truly unique ladies of all time. Chotsie Lefevre lived life to the fullest. Her outward beauty was only exceeded by the beauty of her soul. She could light up any room and did so many times in her life. She was a shining example of grace and beauty form an era gone by. Her sharp wit and sense of humor were well known to all who knew her. Her simple elegance made her one of the most beloved people in our community. Her love of animals was renown. And she never refused to participate in any form of gossip. We always had to shed ourselves of any tidbits whenever we saw her. When conversing with her, she put everyone at ease and her station in life was never noticeable to any of us more common folks. We will miss her dearly and will always remember her special aura. She was truly one of a kind.

Bill West