December 9, 2010
She was such a character, a person that always directed her life as much as she could, and she didn't shy away from the truth. She had many psych issues that were lifelong, and often this can mean no support, but she had lived in a community of people who cared for each other a great deal. Two days before she died, she got the pastoral care person to help her write out all her Christmas cards. The message was like her, direct and unsentimental."I am probably not going to live through Christmas. Thank you for everything, Love Marilyn".