Mary's son, Tim, asked me to photograph his mom just over a year ago, on April 20, 2017. She was cheerful and active; just looking at her you'd never guess that Mary had been fighting breast cancer for many years.
This afternoon, after several weeks of hospice care, she passed away.
She was a lovely lady. She was one of those people who didn't wait for joy to find her; rather, she looked for it everywhere. She wanted to be delighted.