Brenda E. Conway: Half of a
E. Conway was hard to miss. First, because of her unique
style &emdash; an avid shopper, she preferred bright
colors and patterns, and made funny socks her signature
&emdash; and second, because you usually saw two of her.
Mrs. Conway was rarely without her twin, Linda McGee.
Though they were fraternal, the sisters still looked and
sounded enough alike to draw attention.
"They were always together," said their mother, Edith
Watford, pastor of the Second Chance Christian Center in
Mrs. Conway was a native of the Bronx, and lived there
with her husband, Russell, and children Danielle
Alexander, 19, and Mandell Conway, 13. A systems analyst
at Marsh & McLennan, on the 97th floor of the World
Trade Center, she would have been 40, and she often said
that she did not need to have a lot of friends, because
she had a twin.
Her sister said, "People ask me, am I dealing with it,
and sometimes I say, no, I'm not dealing with it.
Everything reminds me of her, because we did everything
The weekend before Sept. 11, the twins took a "ladies'
day out" shopping trip with their daughters. Mrs. Conway
bought almost a whole new wardrobe, now untouched. "She
left behind so many new things," her mother said.