She has been a strong, unique and inspiring soul - a Mother, Grandmother, sister, friend, confidant, songstress and healer. Those of you who know her likely have your own story of how she touched your life, even in a small way. If you can't give monetarily, giving of your messages, thoughts, prayers or pow-wows is greatly appreciated. She will be fiercely missed and leave a hole on the earth that will not be sufficiently filled by another, ever.
Maria pictured below with her loving partner Jerry :