I got to know and respect Varaniece back in the 90's when I was the Food Stamp Program Specialist for Alameda County. She was always helpful to me and was an inspiration to all who knew her. Over the years, we sporadically kept in touch and I would see her from time to time at various functions. We had many laughs together and I will always remember what a fine lady she was. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.