An obituary from Monday's Times completely gobsmacked me.
I didn't really know Springfield/Beschta, but I was in a band with her for a very short period of time; I'm not sure if it was just for a rehearsal or two or whether we actually gigged. Still, I thought she was an interesting character, but I completely lost track of her after our musical brief encounter, and I had no idea how truly remarkable the arc of the second half of her life was.
Here she is earlier this year. If I had bumped into her then, I wouldn't have had a clue.
You can read the entire Times obit over HERE.