Marie was the mother of 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a dear friend to so many.
On a personal note, Marie was a neighbor for many years and was my first weaving tutor. She was always ready to lend an ear and had a hand ready to help in any way she could. We shared experiences ranging from family celebrations, to weaving and shopping trips, MAFA and Convergence conferences, guild meetings and a few sad times. We researched many weaving techniques using books from our combined weaving libraries. She was a true friend who will never be far from my heart. We are all better for the relationships which she fostered.
-- By Barbara Diefenderfer