Blogger Gina Cobb passed away at the end of last year, as announced in this January 21, 2012, blog post from her family:

It is with tremendous sadness and sorrow that the family announces the recent passing of Gina Cobb. She departed very peacefully to her heavenly home on December 30, 2011. Gina will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

I visited Gina’s blog over the years, but with the rush of the past few weeks had not been back there until recently when I saw the announcement.  I have reached out to her family for more details, and will update this post if I hear back.

Gina’s Obituary indicated the following:

Regina Liudzius Cobb passed away peacefully on December 30, 2011 at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital in San Pedro following a massive stroke. The unexpected and tragic loss has been devastating to her family and friends. Gina is survived by her husband and two beloved children. She is also survived by her mother, father, sister, two brothers, in-laws, a niece and four nephews. Gina grew up in Glendale, California and graduated from Glendale High. In 1981, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UCLA. She subsequently received her post-graduate degree from UCLA School of Law…. Gina was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, where she regularly delivered children’s messages during Sunday services, and taught Sunday school in the summer. She also served on the Christ Lutheran school board. Gina will be greatly missed. She has touched many lives with her kindness, compassion, and relentless drive for excellence

Gina described herself in her blog bio as follows:

Gina Cobb is an American lawyer, a writer, and a mother who values liberty, common sense, decency, and kindness. Shockingly, these simple and obvious values are not universally shared and are constantly under attack from one source or another.

Gina’s last post in early December was Your Vanishing Freedom.  How fitting for our times.

Gina will be missed.