Vonnie Krotts Tribute
We are sad to learn today of the passing of Veronica “Vonnie” Krotts, a club member who was also a vital force in our Yahoo group. Vonnie was an artist and was known for her excellent colorizations of Jeanette and Nelson photos. She provided the cover artwork for Mac/Eddy Today Issue #71 and she also did the next 3 covers for our upcoming magazines. Vonnie waged a tough, swift battle with ovarian cancer and left us this morning, just two weeks shy of her 65th birthday. Among the family she leaves is her husband Robert, who has been so gracious in sharing news updates with us during these last heartbreaking weeks.
Above left is a shot of Vonnie parked at 1330 Angelo Drive in Los Angeles (“Mists”), while we were doing a driving tour of the homes of Nelson and Jeanette. Also, Vonnie is pictured here with other Yahoo group fans at the Mac/Eddy luncheon in June 2010.
Bern, our Yahoo group moderator, called Vonnie “genteel” and that’s a perfect word to describe her. I spent some time talking with her privately in Los Angeles and it was a delight to see her heartily laughing over our Jeanette/Nelson discussion. She was such a kind person.
Below, the cover of upcoming magazine #72 that Vonnie designed.
I asked Bern to write her memories of Vonnie:
vonnie krotts joined our maceddy yahoo group february 11 2009..she had a great love and respect for jeanette and nelson.. so in 2010 she joined 13 of the maceddy group members in california meeting at the sportsman’s lodge.. we all did the great house tours of the jeanette and nelson homes and she was such a sport to drive folks around …she was very genteel and generous to all of us who had become “friends” and told me how happy she was that she attended..the “t” shirts we wore were from a picture she had artistically put in color..it was so perfect sharon designated it our official “t” shirt for the group.shortly after that meeting vonnie began to colorize many photos of j and n..and they became like pieces of art. done so perfect..and flawless but she would always find some little thing she thought not perfect but she became our artist’e de jeanette and nelson and over the years we all got to know her so well..a spiritual and lovely lady with a very caring husband who has taken great care with her since she became ill with cancer…she has fought the good fight and now she is in god’s hands…how we will miss her beauty and sweet soul…hopefully when the angels came…her beloved “sweethearts” voices led her home….
August 23, 2012 @ 8:36 am
We had a chat remembering Vonnie but the chat feature seems to slow the site down. I am copying and pasting the transcript here:
August 22, 2012 – 12:32 pm
Tribute to Vonnie Krotts Chat
August 22, 2012 – 3:36 pm
In loving memory of a wonderful lady who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. She will be remembered by all of those whose lives she touched. She was a very special person who has left us much too soon. Veronica Krotts Sept. 7, 1947-August 22, 2012
August 22, 2012 – 5:30 pm
My “Sissie” will be missed by so many. Your friendship was a great joy for her and being able to share her love of all things Jeanette and Eddy. Vonnie was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend … she will be greatly missed. *** has called home one of his angels.
August 22, 2012 – 5:48 pm
I only knew Vonnie through her wonderful artwork and devotion to Nelson and Jeanette, but I’m sure she has one of the nicest rooms in Heaven by now. Requiescat in pace gentle soul.
August 22, 2012 – 6:33 pm
vonnie was a dear soul..who was a lovely soul.. and a lovely friend..who was talented..and i will always remember our time in california and all the years since..we will miss her..but she is with the angel’s. *** rest her…
August 24, 2012 @ 7:29 pm
Vonnie was a very generous , giving person who helped me with so much when I first joined our N and J family. She was extremely talented and we will all miss her so much. Bless her an Angel indeed.
August 24, 2012 @ 10:45 pm
I’m so sorry to hear of this. Vonnie must have been such a joy to know.