My "adopted" mother who became my dear friend. Lunches and conversations. Phone calls. Hand written cards and notes. On the outside, she was elegant yet fanciful. On the inside, so spiritual, generous, and compassionate toward dogs especially, animals and humans. Soft, yet strong. She loved the beach shore, even an injury from a stray standup paddle board did not stop her from swimming and tanning. At lunch, we would try new foods. Ever the explorer. Antique shops too. Brilliant interior designer. So many fun ideas, so little time here. To her children, I loved her too. But, know she has seen the face of God, the Great Spirit, and is with her dogs, cat Sassy, husband and dear friends who have passed before. Dignity personified. Michelle, you look just like her from this photo. She would want you and Marc to come together. She loved both of you so much.