For Mary's legacies: her children and their future.
Organized by: Suzi Lynch
Mary Lopez Rose was a woman who not only gave her life for her 5 children, 4 dogs and numerous cats, but also to the many who crossed her path who were in need of someone to care, someone to give them hope, someone to lift them up. Everyone who knew her will tell you how strong she was, how positive she was, how much she focused on the beautiful in life regardless of the hardships she was facing personally. Having spent half her life as a volunteer missionary in the Philippines, Thailand, and South Africa, upon returning to a normal life she still managed to find ways to help others through empowering women in fitness and health, helping many with fitness routines, diet plans and inspiration. Her cooking skills were astounding and she always found joy in making amazing meals and dishes not only for her personal family but for the many she embraced into her life. She somehow managed to make others feel like a million bucks when they were depressed, down or feeling low. Quotes from friends and family: "She was a gift from heaven...she made us understand what love, friendship, goodness and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven and we know she is now watching over us, with her most beautiful smile." "You were a mother to me away from home." "You wanted to make me proud, you did, proud of you. I will always love you, you healed." "The few times we were able to talk showed me a person with a beautiful heart and soul. Thank you for showing me that one can truly be beautiful, no matter the circumstance. The angels must be singing to welcome you home." "Words cannot express how much you've meant to me all these years—you've been like a Mother figure, always looking out for me, being a great role model and inspiration." "When someone has the ability to make anyone feel better about themselves without really trying, just by being themself, that person has a beautiful soul!" This fundraiser is for her 5 children and pets she leaves behind. If you've been touched by Mary's beautiful soul and are able to help out, this is for them.