Husband's death leads woman to reach out to other widows

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Photo by Timothy Teague Photography
Sara Beeby (right) on her 50th anniversary with her husband, Bob, started the Merry Widows group after his death.
Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
On Mother's Day 2017, Sara Beeby realized how quiet her life had become.
Her husband of 53 years, Robert, passed away in January, and the Ojai couple's two grown children live in Palo Alto and Ithaca, N.Y.
Beeby suddenly felt very lonely.
“Nobody could come by for a spot of tea,” she said. “It was so quiet, even a bit painful, and it prompted me to think there might be other widows who had the same experience.”

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