I was waiting until after I spoke to my relatives before I said anything to my friends on Facebook. My mother died suddenly yesterday afternoon. She ate lunch as always and laid down for a nap. Then she had trouble breathing. Her vital signs were still strong. The home called for an ambulance and then called me. I can't be sure if she passed away in the ambulance or immediately after she got to the hospital. The ER nurse said that her heart failed.
My friend, Bert is helping me with the arrangements. Mom's body will be cremated and I will take the cremains to Rochester around the end of July. Then I will have her remains buried next to my father's.