Waterford woman missing quilt made from deceased husband's Star Wars t-shirts
WATERFORD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Wisconsin woman and her friend from Houston are hoping the force is with them as they ask for the public's help in locating a very special quilt.
Morgan Terry and Richard Rath met on MySpace and discovered how much they had in common. He died suddenly last year, about two weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They were just about to celebrate 10 years of marriage.
"They were the perfect nerd couple. They loved Star Wars. They loved video games," said Terry's best friend Reagan DeKeyzer. "Every year, they made a big date night to go see Star Wars when it came out and in fact it was really hard for her last month (when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) came out and he didn't live to see it."
The couple lived in Texas but Terry recently relocated to Waterford, Wisconsin.
DeKeyzer knew someone who could turn Rath's old Star Wars t-shirts into a quilt. She packed up a 5x5 masterpiece made up of 25 old shirts into a box Monday night along with one t-shirt they didn't end up using.
The package traveled more than a thousand miles from DeKeyzer's office in Houston to Terry's home in Waterford, but the quilt was missing.
"They handed it to her, she opened it up and it was just that one (extra) t-shirt that I put in there," DeKeyzer said.
They now question whether the box was tampered with and posted about the quilt on social media hoping to locate it.
"I don't even want to know who did it," DeKeyzer said. "We just want it back because that's all she has left."
A spokesperson for UPS told CBS 58 that the company distributes 20.7 million packages and documents a day, but situations like this are very rare.
"We’re investigating the situation and working to make the customer as happy as possible," the spokesperson said.
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