With deep heartfelt sympathy on the loss of such a special person, Marian Dawson. Even though I never met her face to face I feel like I got to know her somewhat through her daughter-i-law Linda Dawson, and a few little notes and cards betwween us. From that I got just a glimpse of just how special a person that Marien was, as well the fighter she was with a very painful and difficult cancer to fight. Fighting pancreatic cancer as long as she did, for her age also says alot about the kind of person she was and the strength in which she fought her finght and her strong relationship with our GreatPhysician and healer. I am sorry I never got to meet her face to face but was honored to have gotten to know her through those who loved her. Although it is NEVER easy to say good-bye even in the worst of circumstances, I hope your are comforted by your memories of her as well knowing she is suffering no more and that you will one day be reunited with her when you leave this Earth and join her in our Lord's Heavenly kingdom.
There are good memories of the time you all lived in Mexico - I remember your mother as she led the junior choir - My condolences for all of you.