On Thursday the designer Sonya Rykiel died at age 86. A friend who does fashion notes she was one of the few who changed things and she did it by solving problems rather than working in the abstract.
Also Blanche Davis, my (step) mother-in-law, passed at 101 and 9 months. A long and remarkable life. She kept her faculties nearly until the end. There aren't many who were born before women got the vote in the US.