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North Face Founder's Widow Is Giving Away a Lot of Land

Kristine Tompkins is working with Chile

(Newser) - When North Face founder Doug Tompkins died in December in a kayaking accident, it seemed as if his South American conservation efforts had come to a premature end. But his widow is looking to carry on his philanthropy, with the BBC reporting she has offered a huge chunk of land... More »

Apple to Widow: Get Court Order for Hubby's Password

72-year-old Peggy Bush just wanted to play games on her late husband's iPad

(Newser) - In a move CNET calls "a touch extreme," Apple was contacted by a 72-year-old Canadian widow to get her late husband's password so she could play games on his iPad—and the company refused to hand it over. Peggy Bush's husband, David, died of lung cancer... More »

Bighearted Bikers Find Missing Ring for Man's Widow

They searched in waist-high weeds to find ring of Rhonda Thill's deceased husband

(Newser) - When Rhonda Thill got husband Randy's belongings back after he died in a motorcycle crash last month, her heartbreak was compounded when his wedding ring wasn't among them, she tells Kare 11 . "It had to be somewhere," she says. "Maybe the force of the impact—... More »

Man Denied Defibrillator Over Chest Hair, Says His Widow

Jack Jordan suffered fatal heart attack on Southwest flight

(Newser) - During a Southwest Airlines flight in April, Caroline Jordan's husband, Jack, had a massive heart attack. A physical therapist and hospice nurse on board quickly gave him CPR, she tells WABC . That's when Jordan noticed a defibrillator nearby ... not being used. When another passenger asked why, a flight... More »

In Court, Widow Hugs Driver Who Killed Husband

She forgives woman who caused fatal accident

(Newser) - A Georgia widow confronted the woman responsible for her husband's death in a fatal car accident in court yesterday—and gave her a hug, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . “I know she is going through as much pain as I am feeling,” Sandra Walker told WSB-TV of her... More »

Firefighter's Widow Fights for Benefits in Arizona

Juliann Ashcraft's husband was part-time employee

(Newser) - The family of one of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed in June is making a public pitch today to pressure the city of Prescott into giving his widow and their four children health and pension benefits, reports the Arizona Republic . The sticking point is that Andrew Ashcraft wasn't technically... More »

Widow of 9/11 Pilot Dies

Sandy Dahl ran a scholarship fund in husband Jason's name

(Newser) - The widow of one of the 9/11 pilots who herself became a public figure as she ran a scholarship foundation in her husband's name has died of natural causes at age 52, reports the Denver Post . Sandy Dahl died in her sleep but had been in good health, say... More »

SEAL Widow's Hunt for Lost Ring Goes Viral on Facebook

Search for missing wedding band goes viral

(Newser) - Kimberly Vaughn is getting some serious help—or at least good wishes—as she looks for her lost wedding ring. Vaughn's husband, Aaron, was a Navy SEAL killed in August when the Taliban shot down a helicopter in Afghanistan. Kimberly noticed her ring was missing on Oct. 1—the... More »

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