Sandra Kilde Beulah ND DEAD December 31, 2009
by Teresa M Carrigan
My mom and her grandbaby Natalee the summer before she was killed
It was my mother’s 67th birthday. It would be the first one she would celebrate without her husband of 45 years who has suddenly passed away in January of 2009 from a blood clot after back surgery. She was a trooper that day, and smiled and thanked all of us kids for wishing her a happy birthday. She spent the early part of the evening at my sister’s house having a birthday supper. At approximately 6:00 MST she left my sister’s house to go 10 miles to a neighboring town to pick up her grandchildren at my other sisters to take them to the new Chipmunks movie...she never made it. My 10-year-old nephew sat by the picture window of their home for 3 hours that night, waiting and watching for his Grammy to show up. A drunk driver killed my mother on her birthday...at 630 in the evening. Going 100 mph down the wrong side of the road. My mother came around a corner and had no chance to take a corrective action. The drunk driver died too and left behind a 9-year-old son. We are a family of seven adult children are still trying to make sense of this tragedy and get on with our lives. She left behind two sisters, one brother, 13 grandchildren and a beloved dog named pugsley. I miss you every day mom.