Two sharp blows that had left her alone in her late 50s. His cancer took him swiftly, before she had time to process what was happening.
It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
More than a billion Yahoo user accounts were hacked in 2013.
That comes in addition to the 500 million user accounts that were stolen in 2014, a breach that was announced in September.
Then on Wednesday, the company announced a second hack that more than doubled the record.
The picture — outdoor photo, big smile — was real, and recent.
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …
The stolen user account information in the newly disclosed breach may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, "hashed" passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers, Yahoo said.
The hackers did not obtain passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information, it said.
She filled out a questionnaire and carefully crafted her profile.