Nellie Connally, former first lady of Texas, died Friday at her retirement community home. She was 87 years old. She was found at her desk writing thank you notes. What a magnificent way to go.
Nellie Connally was the last surviving person who was in the limousine in Dallas with President Kennedy when he was shot and killed. Her husband, John, was governor of the state at the time of the assassination.
She was well known in her life for her loyality of family and friends. She survived breast cancer in the late 1980's and from that time helped establish the Nellie B. Connally Breast Center at M.D. Anderson in Houston. She supported cancer research and education and counseled women newly diagnosed.