Saturday, July 30, 2016
It is with deep sorrow that we must inform our followers of the Pretty Lie or the Ugly Truth blog that our angelic friend, co-founder and editor Wendy Beal has unexpectedly passed away from a massive heart attack at the age of 49, two months before she would celebrate a half-century of life as we know it. Wendy Beal remains with us in spirit until we meet again on some golden shore far away from the pain and suffering her life brought her. Through no fault of her own. She was a survivor of horrific abuse and yet she emerged as a bird with a broken wing, and somehow retained the sweet song that God placed within her. She forgave those who violated her and devoted her life to the afflicted, for she could not stand to see those in need suffer for any reason whatsoever. She dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice and the defense for women, children and the vulnerable against the wicked who deliberately inflicted harm upon them. Wendy gave more than she had and demonstrated courage and diligence in exposing those who breached their oath of public office and violated the trust of the public. It was her position - along with ours - that when the criminal justice and civil courts fail, and when corruption prevails, all that remains is the court of public opinion. Consistent with our mission statement, we continue to illuminate evildoers who harm others wherever they reside. Our crusade could have never been realized but not for the love and compassion Wendy contributed. She will always be an inspiration for our cause.