When she learned about our efforts at Cecily's Closet she was so supportive and far too generous. We are so very grateful for her love, support and generosity. She found my rantings about my children hilarious according to my Mom. My parents had (and still have) this habit of what I will lovingly refer to as over-sharing... but luckily Marion found the antecdotes funny and my Mom would often remark that the things I said about my children left her in stitches.
Her family said her famous quotes were "Actions speak louder than words" and on her passing she said, "This is a joyous time... be merry! No crying."
My parents adored Marion and her husband, Paul - my Dad's colleague at Chevron. My parents respected and admired this couple and were always grateful to them for opening their doors when my parents moved to the United States in the late 70s. Marion loved the arts and I'm pretty sure that if she lived in San Diego she would have rolled up her sleeves and painted for children with special needs with a smile on her face. Her family says her glass was always full or half-full - never empty or half-empty.
She embodied life with a full heart and a positive spirit. She will be missed. Cecily's Closet would like to thank Marion for her continued support of Cecily's Closet. We were shocked and so very touched when we read on her program that she had wished memorial donations be sent to Cecily's Closet - or a charity of one's choice. This is yet another testament to her giving spirit. We were so lucky to be a very small part of her life. May we carry her wisdom, outlook on living life and spirit on our journey.
Thank you Marion and may peace and healing be with your loved ones during this challenging time.
With Gratitude for the support you supplied our family - our children - and our passion, Cecily's Closet
Onwards and upwards!