May 3, 1999 Bakersfield Kern County California, USA
Beloved by not only her family but her neighbors. Known to the neighborhood children as "Grandma Mary". She had an open door policy. Many used it a few abused it but the children were never turned away. She always greeted them with a treat and a hug. One small boy in particular got needed hugs from her until his broken and abused body was found in the field nearby. Murdered by his parents. The only time I ever heard my Grandmother speak ill of anyone (speaking of the little boys parents)and she asked forgiveness from God for her feelings. A truly special lady.