Va. woman’s obituary links her death to Clinton-Trump election

WASHINGTON — A lot of people are fed up with their presidential choices this year, but one Richmond woman’s obituary takes the concept of passing on an election to a new level.

“Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68,” begins the obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Jim Noland, her husband, tells NBC12 that one of her children wrote the opening to the obituary as a joke — way to keep her sense of humor alive. He adds that he thinks his wife of nearly 46 years is getting a laugh out of it and that he hopes the obituary is a reflection of her spirit.

The rest of the obituary is straightforward, noting Mary Anne Noland’s religious faith and long career as a nurse. It asks for donations to the charity Caritas Virginia, which provides services to homeless people.

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