In Loving Memory – Mary Holcomb
Many of you remember Mary Holcomb from her appearance in our Fall 2007 newsletter, describing her valiant struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
We are saddened to report that Mary passed away this past weekend. We had come to know her well over the years for her poetry, her friendship and her willingness to help us in our advocacy of long term care planning.
Often times, we hear of someone “losing their battle” with a disease upon their passing. We like to think that Mary won her battle. As she stated in our newsletter, “I try to focus on being positive, not dwelling on problems and being grateful for the gifts I have. My poems are meant to encourage others to do the same.” Mary has achieved her goal of showing grace and strength in the face of adversity, an achievement that flew in the face of her condition. Well done, Mary Holcomb.
-Gail R. Lindsey, M.S., CLTC