Carlos Velis's heart-felt message: (translated by Anita Spence)
Emmy, my stepmother, a great lady. She has left a deep mark. She taught me to cultivate kindness, tolerance, to respect everyone, especially the humble.
I enjoyed many happy and unforgettable moments at her home, where I felt protected, loved and respected. I shared many laughs with my young sisters, Anita and Virginia.
It was Emmy who taught me the values of the great nation to the North, where she lived in another era. That nation is gone.
Now she's departed, but her imprint of generosity remains in her descendants. Some people teach through negativity, inflicting pain in their teachings. She was a teacher of positivity. She taught us through her positive stimulation, her sincere smile, her sense of humor, her sharp mind, her manners. It was through her that I learned to appreciate jazz, the baroque style, and so many things.
She will always live in our hearts.