During last week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” we had a front row seat when real life struck, Vicki Gunvalson, like a lightening bolt. This week, the shock waves are still being felt throughout the OC as Vicki tries to process her mother’s sudden passing. The passing causing the women all to take a deeper look at their family lives.
In her Bravo blog, she pays tribute to her “amazing” and “beautiful” mother, Joanne Closset Steinmetz.
“My mother died on February 4, 2015 for unknown causes. We elected not to do an autopsy, and the coroner said it was either a massive heart attack or an aneurysm. She was found by my brother around 8PM at night, laying on top of her covers on her bed. If it’s ‘your time to go’, I can only say what a beautiful way to die. She was at peace with her golden retriever dog Maggie lying next to her. Billy said it looked like she was sleeping when he found her. We are all still in shock and we miss her so much.”
While Vicki travels to Chicago to mourn, Tamra heads north to celebrate the birth of her granddaughter. Meanwhile, Shannon continues to heal her marriage with David. Meghan tries to create a lasting memory for her stepdaughter Hayley.