a tribute to a dearly departed colleague
This morning we lost one of our favorite people to ovarian cancer. Yvonne Zanos courageously battled her cancer for two years, enduring more pain than I could ever imagine. And yet she always, always kept her positive attitude. Her poise and grace were inspirational.
She was a bright light in the dark world of news. She loved to have fun and it showed. Always full of life, quick with a smile and a big warm hug. She was one of the most genuine, caring people I have ever known. A couple years ago, she invited a bunch of us over to her house for a "girls' night out". We had a blast! Ate ribs, drank whatever, bonded. At the end of the evening Yvonne was the first one to jump in her pool...fully clothed. That's the kind of person she was. How could you not love her.
But it is her big ole booming, infectious belly laugh that I'll miss the most.
She made it to her 60th birthday on Wednesday and passed away this morning surrounded by those whom she adored and gave her life meaning, her family.
Rest in peace, Yvonne. You've earned it. You fought hard. I'll miss you every day, but I know you'll be watching over all of us. Because that's just the kind of hairpin you are. :)
Our station's tribute is here.