Thank you. It was kind of a shock. She was only 57.I am so sorry for your loss. That cannot be ready to learn.
As I said, I hadn't talked to her in about 30 years; I moved away, and we lost touch.
The way the obituary was worded ("surrounded by family and friends") made me think it might have been a serious illness, like cancer, or something like that.
RIP, Suzanne. You were my first Best Friend.