I think it in the novel of Journey to Sorrow's End where Clearbrook says she feels a stillness within herself, and doesn't think she will have more chldren. Bearclaw was pretty old for a Wolfrider when he recognised Joyleaf though.
I remember that, too. There is one other story that I can't remember as well. During the time of the first nine chiefs, I think there was a female Elf who experienced Recognition after the Elven equivalent of menopause. She was unable to complete the cycle of Recognition, because she couldn't conceive. She eventually drowned herself.