“…MarlysVasterling…handles Merle’s remaining rentals — a house and an apartment on Topaz Avenue and the apartment behind her house.
Vasterling also took over her mother’s role as Merle’s friend.
“I took Ramona to Hawaii for my 50th birthday,” Vasterling said. “When I asked her if she’d like to go swimming in the bay at the Orchid Hotel, she said yes and informed me that 75 years ago she held the women’s underwater swimming record in high school. She’s just amazing, so sharp, and always catches little things and takes care of business. I would do anything for her.”