Mary-2009
Mary Angela Koehler-Marley
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: May 2, 1952
  • Date of passing: Feb 5, 2013
Let the memory of Mary be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Mary Koehler-Marley, 60, born on May 2, 1952 and passed away on February 5, 2013. We will remember her forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 3rd May 2016

"Yesterday would have been Mary's 64th birthday.  Our simple lives measure each moment with the hands of a clock but in eternity, no such clock exists.  God lets us keep the memories, trusting that we use them wisely.  Mary is continuing her journey and I always see her special star in the night sky."

This tribute was added by lenore koehler on 3rd May 2016

"Mary, we spent much of yesterday thinking of you. You would have only been 64.  You were taken from us all at such a young age. We miss your powerful presence.  We still feel the void of your being gone. We hope you're staying busy and productive in your heavenly home. We love you for eternity.  Your Family"

This tribute was added by Kendra Gjerseth on 2nd May 2016

"Thinking of you today and every year on this day. I can't believe how time passes. You are very missed, but your spirit lives on with all of us. xo"

This tribute was added by lenore koehler on 5th February 2016

"Dear Mary- we still miss you so and think about you all the time. Miss those bi-coastal catchup calls, and especially your visits home, where your NY accent would reappear overnight! Our family has had a void in it ever since you left us. We're sure you've made many friends in your heavenly home. Love you with all our hearts, Pete, Leni, Joe, Joe Jr, Heather and David."

This tribute was added by DTW InNH on 5th February 2016

"When we first met (~1980) Mary was proud to tell me her 'stats': "Five-Two-52 and 52 and a half".Loved it and have told many new friends about her over the years. Mary Angela - someone I will never forget. [ Joe Koehler, if you're still in NH and online, please send me an email: DTW, Amherst. at Email.Me.in.NH@gmail.com ]"

This tribute was added by Jeannie Koushouris on 5th February 2016

"I made a snowman in your honor today, Mary, and fondly remembered
our cherished times together! Friends forever."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 5th February 2016

"Three years today!  Time moves forward with the Grace of God guiding my life.  All is well and I understand the meaning of Perfect Peace."

This tribute was added by kalyani tandon on 13th August 2015

"Dear Arley and Family:

Words cannot express how shocked and saddened Sanjay and I were to learn about Mary's passing just today.

We know Mary from our days at Ives Terrace.  She was the warm, wonderful person who welcomed us to the neighborhood and was always there when we needed help or advice.  She will be truly missed.

Kalyani & Sanjay Tandon"

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 2nd May 2015

"Today would have been Mary's 63rd birthday.  Birthday celebrations were always special to us as we exchanged two cards.  One card was always funny and the other serious.  We celebrated all holidays in the same manner!
Our lives were about laughter and celebrating the joy of being together.  So, this day will always be burned into my heart as I continue to move my life forward.  Happy Birthday to my sweet Mary!"

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 27th March 2015

"Today, Monty and I celebrated my 73rd birthday by coming to Carmel for a few days.  Looking across the sea in the opposite direction of the day we placed Mary's ashes at sea off of this beach.  Lots of memories and a few tears.  We continue our path forward and thank God for the times we shared.  It's all so strange but today was part of my healing process."

This tribute was added by Marlene Cowan on 6th February 2015

"Dear Mary, You have left such an indelible mark on us at Los Altos Rotary. I think still of your sparkling smile, your very smart and creative ideas to help others, and your immediate willingness to help. You gave us all a model to live by. And most important, you did it with love. Arley continues your good work."

This tribute was added by Haydee Bannon on 6th February 2015

"Mary, you are both remembered and missed. I choose to remember your laughter, wit and helpfulness."

This tribute was added by Donald Thomas on 6th February 2015

"Mary was the first one to meet us at the front gates to Stratford Gardens when we were looking to buy a house, and we will always remember her smile, her generosity of time and talents to create a wonderful neighborhood for us to live there for several years. We look forward to catching up with her in the eternal neighborhood, and she will probably be at those gates smiling to welcome us in there. Thanks, Mary, and we miss you and your spirit of being a "good neighbor"."

This tribute was added by Gail Schlachter on 5th February 2015

"I just re-read all the tributes here. I feel as sad and miss you, Mary, as much today as the first day I heard of your passing. I think of you often and wish so much that I could talk to you once again."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Koushouris on 5th February 2015

"Dearest friend -- in your honor, it's snowing here in Boston! I know you're chuckling with me! Hard to believe it's 2 years; you are omnipresent. Miss you and love you, Mary."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 5th February 2015

"Today is the second anniversary of Mary’s passing.  I find that time and great friends, including little Monty, are part of the healing fabric that seals a heart wounded by such a loss.  Maybe this is God’s way of showing the infinite possibilities of love and the truth of all life.  My memories stand as tall as the tallest mountains and as deep as the deepest oceans.  I know this day, oh so well, and that all my thoughts will reverberate with love across the universe."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 7th October 2014

"Today would have been our 25th wedding anniversary.  Monty and I will celebrate this special day in reverence and silence.  My strength comes from all of the memories!"

This tribute was added by Penny Newman on 21st July 2014

"My husband and I met Mary when we were contemplating short selling our home.  Mary came into our lives and made everything painfully clear - which is what we needed.  Mary guided us every step of the way being patient but firm as well - Mary did an amazing job and months later told me she was undergoing chemo treatments.  We had no idea - what an amazingly strong woman and we were so lucky to have met her.  She made a huge difference in our lives!"

This tribute was added by lenore koehler on 3rd May 2014

"Mary we miss you so. We would always call you on your birthday and sing our off-key version of "Happy Birthday" to you. You'd always giggle and be so delighted.  We miss your generous heart and spirit, and your keen intelligence. You will always live on in our hearts.
Much Love, Brother Pete and "Sister" Leni"

This tribute was added by Marlene Cowan on 3rd May 2014

"Dear Mary,
At Los Altos Rotary and in our hearts, we continue to remember all the bright, new ideas you generated to allow good projects to happen!"

This tribute was added by Kendra Gjerseth on 2nd May 2014

"Thinking of you today, Mary. Your birthday is still on my calendar, and will remain there. There are often days where I think 'what would Mary do?' .. Thank you for being an angel to all of us. xo"

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 2nd May 2014

"We shared so many birthdays together.  Those memories and the exchange of cards made each of those days special.  Today's card can only wish for eternal peace as your soul continues to ride with the wings of an angel.  Love knows the peace and grace of God."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Koushouris on 2nd May 2014

"Happy Birthday, dear Mary! Remembering how much we enjoyed celebrating our special days. Wonderful times. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Gail Schlachter on 5th February 2014

"I can't believe a year has gone by. There isn't a time, Mary, when I drive by your house and don't think about you and how lucky I was to have known you in my life. I miss you."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 5th February 2014

"One year passes today!  It's now all about memories and reflections.  My tears are for both the joy of having Mary in my life and her lose.  She now walks through eternity as the angel she was as she walked with me and Monty.  True love never dies but puts on a new veil to see the evening stars."

This tribute was added by Avis La Grone on 5th February 2014

"Mary is one of those unforetable people who stay with us for the rest of our lives.  Her smile and her humor, her spunk that kept us all going.  It's been a year, but I know she is still with us in spirit."

This tribute was added by Frances Acquistapace on 14th October 2013

"Arley,
I just heard of Mary's passing.  If I had known earlier I would have been at the memorial to give you a big hug and share some memories. I am sorry for your  loss and hope that you and Monty are doing well.  Mary enters my thoughts often and forever will be missed.  I'm sending lots of love and light your way. ~Frances"

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 8th October 2013

"Yesterday, Oct. 7, would have been our 24th Wedding Anniversary.  It was a quiet day as Monty and I continue to let time move forward.  Eight months have gone by since Mary's passing.
Daily life can fill some of the void but the memories and thoughts are constant."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 7th August 2013

"Monty and I are on our long road trip and just spent the last few days on Staten Island and in Nashua, NH.  Both visits were bitter sweet as we frequented locations that we had all shared together during December 2007.
The location at Mine Falls Park in Nashua was extremely emotional.  At a very special spot I had taken a picture of Mary and Monty with a backdrop of a dam."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 7th August 2013

"Ironically, the visit to Mine Falls Park was on the six month anniversary of Mary's passing.  This wasn't planned but the stars must have aligned our trip for this special remembrance.  I took pictures of this now lonely spot reflecting with each click of the  camera shutter!
All of this is so difficult, but for me, appears to be necessary."

This tribute was added by Gail Schlachter on 26th July 2013

"Recently, I saw a picture of a house in the Bay Area that looked interesting, so I wanted to see what Mary would think about it. Because I live out of the area, I didn't have ready access to her phone number. I went to Google to look it up. And, that's when I learned about Mary's passing. I am in shock. I admired Mary greatly and am so sad. But, Mary, you will always be in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 5th June 2013

"It's hard to believe that four months have passed.  My heart is still heavy with the loss of Mary.  Time is a slow healer as I let memories guide my heart and mind.
Monty and I plan for our long road trip starting on July 20 to re-ground our lives and search for answers.  I know that the world is larger than where I am today!"

This tribute was added by Theresa Heyes on 21st May 2013

"Too soon, too young.  Mary guided me at ASK, sharing her wisdom.  I remember when she arrived at ASK in Chicago as the new Regional Manager.  She came into the meeting on stilts.  Had a great sense of humor. Whatever she approached she did with dedication and drive.  My sympathies to her family."

This tribute was added by Daniel Fuentes on 3rd May 2013

"Dear Arley, I Just heard the news of Mary's Passing . I'm truly sorry for your loss. She was an incredible woman who changed my life forever !  Will miss chatting with her ! God Bless You Mary , Her Client Daniel Fuentes"

This tribute was added by lenore koehler on 2nd May 2013

"Dear Mary- Pete, Joe, and I miss you so very much! You were always so gracious when we'd sing a cacophonous rendition of Happy Birthday on this, your special day. You will remain in our hearts forever. Your spirit and soul live on. Love you so!
Brothers Pete and Joe, and "sister" Leni"

This tribute was added by Amy Miller-Schawan on 2nd May 2013

"Happy Birthday my sweet Angel in Heaven! I think of you and your beautiful smile daily."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Koushouris on 2nd May 2013

"All good wishes on this special day, Mary, your birthday. Miss you."

This tribute was added by Daniel Bursch on 3rd April 2013

"Arley,
Sharon and I were so shocked to hear of Mary's passing. You two made a wonderful couple.  We were blessed to have spent even a little time with you all last June. I'd love to catch up with you when you are down in PG again.
Best wishes,
Dan, Sharon and family"

This tribute was added by Julia Wei on 7th March 2013

"Dear Arley and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you.  Mary inspired those around her.  Her energy, her enthusiasm and her wise advice helped us many times.  We miss her and we're grateful for her many years of friendship to us. Ken & Julia"

This tribute was added by Steve Maddox on 24th February 2013

"Arley,
I was saddened to hear of Mary's passing. We had great times at ASK. I specifically remember her doing some jewelry shopping on our Rio Club trip
I remember that she waited a long while for the right guy. You were the love of her life. I think that the last time that I danced in public was at your wedding."

This tribute was added by Deb Freeman on 21st February 2013

"Arley, I'm saddened to hear of Mary's passing and my heart goes out to you.  She was such a positive and joyous person to be around!  I loved running into her over the years as our paths would cross while we were training for various running/walking events. She will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by PAt Williams on 21st February 2013

"I miss Mary's friendly Hello, her enthusiasm,
Her thoughtful response to HOA questions,
Her cheerfulness towards Pug Charlie.
There is a piece missing from my life at Stratford
Gardens.......Pat"

This tribute was added by Eric Carlson on 21st February 2013

"A fine person and a great colleague.  Gone too soon., but made a difference for many."

This tribute was added by Jim&Barbara Quinn on 20th February 2013

"the world is a better place for the time Mary was with us. Not just the world but each of us who shared time and interests and even secrets with her.
We loved her instantly. Then we met Arley. what a blending of talent, generosity and caring for others far and wide. Community service can be defined by them.  Mary's parents were right to name her For the angels."

This tribute was added by Ginger McDonald on 20th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
We will truly miss Mary. She never said "no" and always stepped up to lend a hand with a smile and a contagious spirit. Mary was so bright, so willing and so dear."

This tribute was added by Susan DuPree on 19th February 2013

"Dear Arley:When I think of Mary,  I remember the afterglow of her easy smile. When I think of her sweet nature and vibrant mind,  I'll recall the shore birds that soar across the sky and the soft stars that glisten effortlessly at night. Such a lovely woman.  My deepest condolences to you and your family"

This tribute was added by Dian Burke on 18th February 2013

"I need to light another and new candle for Mary. I live on the Monterey Bay and while I look at the beautiful view it will have a new and very special meaning for Lilly my Poodle and myself. We'll frolic in the sea foam and know that Mary's beautiful spirit will bless us along with God's beautiful blessings. Rest in Peace Darling Mary. Love, Dian and Lilly"

This tribute was added by Randy Ksar on 18th February 2013

"I knew Mary from Team In Training and she always had a positive attitude. No matter what the challenge was she was up for it. I last saw her a few yrs ago when I was in downtown Los Altos getting lunch and she gave me an update on her health status. I wish I kept in touch better. God bless her soul."

This tribute was added by Mary Orbe on 17th February 2013

"Thinking of you and your families, Arley. I am remembering the laughter, the comradery, and the joy while training with her for the Portland Marathon. We made a special connection that I will always hold dear. I will remember her positive, sweet ways. Take care of yourself, and know that you are being sent a warm hug.
Fondly, Mary Orbe"

This tribute was added by Victoria Emmons on 17th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
I cannot express how saddened I was by the recent news of Mary's passing. I know the last few years have been tough for you both. And I know the years to come will feel enough tougher. I know this having lost my Jack two years ago. Mary was the most beautiful person and will be so very missed by the entire world. In sympathy, Victoria"

This tribute was added by Don Diltz on 16th February 2013

"I met Mary when we were both in the initial training program at Alain Pinel Realtors.  We were kindred spirits and collaborated and referred each other business for years.  She was smart analytically and emotionally and always a bright ray of sunshine.  We'll all miss her - but not as much as you, Arley.  I send you my greatest regards and sympathy."

This tribute was added by Darrell Monda on 15th February 2013

"Mary was one of my favorite clients, she served the real estate community was distinction and was a true professional. It was always obvious to me that she was the love of your life and your sole mate."

This tribute was added by amir shahkarami on 15th February 2013

"I am very sorry for your loss. She was a great lady."

This tribute was added by Monique Kane on 15th February 2013

"Dear arley,
I was so sad to hear of Mary's passing. Whenever i crossed paths with Mary she was so kind, upbeat, personal and smart. I was always left with a warm feeling in my heart.Am thinking of you at this time of sadness and wishing you peace.
Monique Kane"

This tribute was added by Dennis Young on 14th February 2013

"Arley -- Bobbie and I send all our love and prayers.  Mary will be with us forever"

This tribute was added by Jonny Moseley on 14th February 2013

"Arley,
Malia and I were so sorry to hear the news about Mary. We were honored to get to meet and spend time with you both last summer. You and your family are in our thoughts.
-Jonny Moseley"

This tribute was added by Don Johnson on 13th February 2013

"Arley my friend - I cannot begin to imagine the emptiness you must feel, God bless you and your family.  Mary was a wonderful friend; always eager to help, always positive in her intent.  I am blessed to have received her counsel and wisdom, and I am proud to call Mary my friend.
God's Blessings to you - Don"

This tribute was added by Rakesh Sharma on 13th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
I am sorry to hear about your lovely wife Mary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please take care.
With deepest sympathy,
Rakesh Sharma"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Azzopardi on 13th February 2013

"I knew Mary through Real Estate. We had a transaction several years ago and as I recall Mary was very professional, reliable and easy to work with. I am very surprised and saddened at her passing. My deepest condolences to her family."

This tribute was added by Don Kremer on 13th February 2013

"Arley, I didn't know Mary well, but each time I saw you speak of her, I could see love for her in your eyes. Mary will be missed.  Diane and I have you in our thoughts in this time of sorrow."

This tribute was added by Jan Idiart on 13th February 2013

"Dear Arley, I am so very sorry to hear the passing of Mary.  I will always remember Mary on our runs with her bright smile and walk with such determination.  Mary will always hold a special place in my heart and will be sorely missed.

My heart feels your loss and hope all the wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time.

Fondly,
Jan Idiart"

This tribute was added by Christy Ying on 12th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mary was an amazing person and will be so missed! I have always admired her passion and determination in everything she did. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care, Christy Ying"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Pecinka on 12th February 2013

"Arley, Peter, Leni and Joseph our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please find peace in the thought that Mary is now in the loving arms of Aunt Ann  and Uncle Joey. Although distance kept us from seeing each other frequently, when we did meet at family occasions our conversations were always  warm and enjoyable.
Kathleen Thomas Pecinka and Family"

This tribute was added by Dian Burke on 12th February 2013

"Hello, Arley and family. My name is Dian Warnecke Burke. I worked with Mary at ASK Computer Systems. I saw the news today and cannot stop crying. I LOVED MARY! We laughed a lot. She was such a sweet soul. I am terribly sorry for the loss...all of mankind. Mary go in Peace. God Bless Your Soul. Forever, Dian"

This tribute was added by Penny Nelson on 12th February 2013

"Arley...I am so sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Penny Nelson (Gleason)
(retired from DPS)"

This tribute was added by Joan Thomas on 12th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
     My family and I send you our deepest sympathy at this time of loss.  May you have the strength you need for today and the hope you need for tomorrow."

This tribute was added by Anna Weldon on 12th February 2013

"Mary was a true leader in the community and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to volunteer with her. Her smile and spirit will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family..."

This tribute was added by Donald Thomas on 11th February 2013

"Mary ix a loving example of a good neighbor who always looked out for her neighbors, and worked hard to make a better community by serving others. She provided a wealth of experience, insights, and talents to make tough challenges easy. Her smile, while vigorously doing her laps around Ives Terrace, will always be remembered. There goes Mary.....and we really miss her."

This tribute was added by Marie Sikora on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family-
Jim and I were deeply saddened to hear of Mary's passing. May the good memories sustain you.  We wish you peace and God's blessings at this painful time.  
Marie and Jim Sikora"

This tribute was added by Rich Casey on 11th February 2013

"I knew Mary as a Rotarian. Not any Rotarian but the best that Rotary has to offer the world. She was intelligent, optimistic, magnanimous and clever. She will be forever remembered in the Rotary world for her "Cash for DDF" stratagem, which will save at least 1,000 babies per year from the scourge of HIV in Africa."

This tribute was added by Jagi Shahani on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
I am shocked and deeply saddened.  I knew Mary first through Alain Pinel and then through Rotary.  She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.  A great lady with a lot of class and love.  I am sure you hold her close to your heart.  
Jagi"

This tribute was added by Julia Miller on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley:, I am so sorry to know of Mary's passing.  She gave such a gallant fight.  I loved seeing her with you at the Sunnyvale events - always so friendly with a warm smile and greeting.  I understand your pain and grief at this very difficult time but you have awesome memories that will sustain you.
Love, Julia Miller"

This tribute was added by Doug Carothers on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley and Family: I knew Mary best as a member of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project and the many times that I have visited Los Altos Rotary.  She will be sorely missed.  She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed being with her.  May God bless you and your family at this time a grief."

This tribute was added by judy strauss on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley, When I think of Mary I think of her smile, her laugh, her curiosity and her sage advice, whether it was around real estate or advising the kids in the interact club. Mary continually gave to community and her friends, through her work, encouragement and humor. You and your family are in my thoughts. Judy Strauss"

This tribute was added by John Sylvester on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley-You have my deepest sympathy. Mary was a wonderful woman and a very special person to me.  She was particularly helpful to me in getting me prepared to be President of Los Altos Rotary. She shared of her time and talents generously  and we are all better for having had her in our lives. I will miss her upbear personality and her winning smile."

This tribute was added by Jayme Stewart on 11th February 2013

"Arley and Family,
So sorry for your loss, may your memories of Mary give you comfort through this time.  This was a wonderful tribute for Mary.

Jayme Stewart"

This tribute was added by Kay Walker on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley, Gary and I send warm thoughts to you and your family. We have great admiration for all that Mary has left to family, friends, Rotary and community. Her courage never waned. May the cherished memories of the good times you shared together comfort you now and forever. Many blessings, Kay and Gary"

This tribute was added by Ann Galli on 11th February 2013

"Mary was beautiful inside and out.  She lit up any room she entered.  I will miss her spunk and spirit so much.  We are all richer for having known her."

This tribute was added by Mark Schleicher on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
From the first day I worked with Mary I felt a warmth about her that just inspired me to know that things would always be good in our dealings.  She was a true professional and a first class person.  She will always stand out in my mind as a kind, caring person.  May God be with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Jeannie Koushouris on 11th February 2013

"Mary Angela, my dear dear friend of so many years, how I miss you.
We shared many milestones & wonderful memories that I will cherish forever. No goodbyes, just see you later." Arley, may Mary's spirit be with us always."

This tribute was added by lenore koehler on 11th February 2013

"Mary,  we miss you so much, there is  an emptiness in our hearts that will take a long time to heal.  You remained so positive  and stoic during your long illness.   Through those times, we shared your feelings of hope,  joy, frustration, disappointment and finally acceptance.
You were an incredible life force. We take comfort in believing  that your beautiful energy, spirit, and soul live on."

This tribute was added by Haydee Bannon on 11th February 2013

"Dear Arley and Family
We will greatly miss Mary as a wonderful neighbor and friend.  Her energy, wit, generosity and courage will not be forgotten.  Thank you for sharing the loving website in her honor. It is a beautiful tribute to her.  Please accept my warmest condolences to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Robin Wood on 11th February 2013

"Oh Arley, our hearts break for you. The miles I spent trying to catch Mary were some of the funnest times I've had. She led with such grace and dignity, helping everyone along the way. She is so loved and so missed. Bob and Robin"

This tribute was added by Alan Russell on 10th February 2013

"The world lost a star amoung us and now her star shine bright. The glory of someone who spoke straight and walked her talk. Sense of humor and a gighter in life and for her family, friends and clients love you Mary"

This tribute was added by Billie Carle on 10th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
I am deeply saddened to know that Mary passed away and I send my warmest condolences to you and your family.  Mary sold my Stratford Gardens home to me in 2004, so she was the first neighbor I met.  Subsequently, her help and kindnesses were numerous and unforgettable.  I am honoring Mary with loving memories.  I will miss her."

This tribute was added by Diana Jimenez on 10th February 2013

"Dear Arley,

I did not know Mary very well, but was always impressed by her intellect and her wonderful energy.  I know she gave a lot of her time to Stratford Gardens, she was always ready to help a neighbor, and her community.  She was a very special person, and she will be missed by all."

This tribute was added by brad Whitaker on 10th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family,
Mary was the first neighbor I met when I moved to this community.  She always treated me with her wonderful smile and positive approach to life.  I will miss her very much and feel blessed to have known her. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss."

This tribute was added by Maggie DeLoach on 10th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
Though I didn't know her well, Mary was one of the first people to offer a friendly smile and a welcome to the neighborhood.  She struck me as a very unique and wonderful lady."

This tribute was added by Jo Forkish on 10th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family,

I'm thinking of you in your grief and wishing you peace and comfort in the future days.  Mary was truly a special person, and though I didn't know her well, I enjoyed our few interactions and appreciated all   she gave our little community."

This tribute was added by Maria Tseng on 10th February 2013

"Dear Arley,

Mary was a leader. She was a pillar of the community at Ives Terrace. I sincerely appreciated her contributions, help and vibrant personality. She made Ives Terrace a much, much better place to live. I am so sorry she's gone."

This tribute was added by Ursula Christiansen on 9th February 2013

"Arley, she is watching you from above, she appreciated your love and hopes you can grow beyond her passing until you meet again.
I left APR in 2007 and remember her enthusiasm. She consulted me early on
when she joined and proved herself quickly. She is in heaven and waiting for all of us."

This tribute was added by Hugh Riddell on 9th February 2013

"Mary will always be my hero.  We were diagnosed at about the same time, and have fought this terrible desease, in a sense, together.
Mary has been someone I could share the emotional pain with.  Mary understood and faced the battle head on.  God has His warriors and Mary leads the fight for all us.  I will miss her terribly.   Hugh"

This tribute was added by liz lopez-aguado on 9th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family,
May God's love surround you and comfort you today and always. You are in our prayers.
Lliz and Herb Lopez-Aguado"

This tribute was added by Barbara Johnson on 9th February 2013

"Arley, I am truly sorry for your loss.  The few times I worked with Mary she was delightful.  I know she will be missed!  My prayers are with you, during this healing process.  Barbara Johnson, Sunnyvale Museum Coordinator of Events."

This tribute was added by Lorna Padia Markus on 9th February 2013

"Your dedication to each other, your love and your positive spirit during such a difficult time and your commitment to Rotary has been an inspiration to all around you.  In the days ahead, may the memories of many good itimes confort you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by Darlene de la Cerna on 9th February 2013

"Bless Mary and all the amazing, inspirational memories she has given this world.  Arley, you are in my thoughts and I wish you comfort and peace in the coming days.  I am grateful for having you and Mary in my life."

This tribute was added by Lori Nelson on 9th February 2013

"Mary will be missed in our office; she was admired by everyone. It seems like yesterday she was making copies of her latest contract or leading a training session. Our manager takes us to lunch in our birthday month;  I got to know Mary at the lunch dates since we both have May birthdays.  I'm so
glad I told her just last May what an inspiration she was to us!  Sincerely, Lori Nelson"

This tribute was added by Richard Friberg on 9th February 2013

"I am very sorry Arley.  Thank you for sharing Mary with us.  She will be missed. May God Bless you Arley."

This tribute was added by Jeboy Koshy on 9th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
It was a joy and a privilege knowing Mary in the past year. In the short time I found the warmth in her while she was dealing with her own pain. True regret that I have is that she is gone way sooner. My prayers are with you and the family during these trying times.  Keep your faith and spirit high.
Jeboy"

This tribute was added by Kuulei Lara Pai on 9th February 2013

"Mary is in the arms of many angels now, and no longer in pain.  We loved and admired her so very much. -Randy & Lara"

This tribute was added by Bonnie Burdett on 9th February 2013

"Arley,
Mary was such an upbeat, positive and always looking on the bright side friend and fellow Rotarian!  I loved her spirit and energy!  Her love and spirit will live on and through all who knew her, especially you.  Your shared love was beautiful and that just never dies.  Saying  prayers for your healing heart.  We will miss Mary!!"

This tribute was added by MIne Cirit on 9th February 2013

"Our deepest sympathies. May all the happiness and joy you had together sustain you during these difficult times. Our thoughts and
prayers are with you. May God rest her soul and may she rest in
peace. We will miss her."

This tribute was added by Avis La Grone on 9th February 2013

"Although my friendship with Mary was short she was a warm and loving friend to all.  She always had a smile on her face she had a great sense of humor and could see the brighter side of life. Often those we have only known for a short time leave us with a lasting impression of someone we will never forget. HUGS"

This tribute was added by lisa houser on 9th February 2013

"Mary is an amazing soul. She will be remembered and honored. She so enjoyed the sensorial experience of being on this earth. She touched me. I am grateful...for having known her. She's a dynamo.  I think of her often. She's present....Hugs."

This tribute was added by Kim Worrall on 9th February 2013

"Dear Arley

I am so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. The world is a better place because she was in it.  you made a great team."

This tribute was added by Judi Beard-Strubing on 8th February 2013

"My dear Marley,
I am stunned and so very saddened by this news. "Marley and Mary... the team!" Your work together in Rotary has touched so very many people.  I pray your wonderful memories will sustain and strengthen you in the days ahead.
My love and prayers to you and your family,
Judi"

This tribute was added by Amy Miller-Schawan on 8th February 2013

"Arley- It is difficult to find the words to describe how saddened I am by Mary's passing. I have known her for a short time & yet, I feel like I have known her a lifetime. From the moment I met her, she was family. I enjoyed my daily visits & our talks about life & hearing her stories of childhood. Every time you left the hospital, Mary would say how lucky she was to have you in her life."

This tribute was added by Gail Swegles on 8th February 2013

"Arley,
What a wonderful tribute to your beloved Mary. You will always have wonderful memories to help you get through this very trying time.  She may not be here physically but she will always be there spiritually.  Your love for her will keep her memory alive forever. She was very brave and fought a good battle.  Gail Swegles"

This tribute was added by Joe Hamilton on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley, family and all who miss her,
Mary's passing is sad but her life, her enormous will, her love for Arley, and her Rotarian heart which gave so much is something to remember and celebrate.  She was a great lady whose presence will not soon be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Sandy Bauer on 8th February 2013

"Arley, my heart goes out to you.   I'm so sorry to hear you have lost your beloved Mary. I hope all the wonderful memories you have stored up will give you comfort in the coming days."

This tribute was added by Lynnette Jackson on 8th February 2013

"Lee,

I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories you created together  carry you through this trying time of your life.  My love and  prays are with always.

Lynnette"

This tribute was added by james bouziane on 8th February 2013

"Arley, so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and Mary are in my thoughts...."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Orlove on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
Mary will never be forgotten.  Mary is an ispiration to me, and I had great respect for her.  She always had time for me if I needed her advice or input on a certain situation.  Mary was a gift to this world."

This tribute was added by Keeth Souza-Courpet on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family,
Life is changed...not taken away. May the treasure of memories you shared with Mary bring you comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. With Sympathy, Keeth & Loran Courpet"

This tribute was added by Shelley Neate on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family,
May you be comforted by your many happy memories of her.  God's peace be with you during this difficult time.
Shelley Neate"

This tribute was added by Timothy Schmal on 8th February 2013

"My deepest sympathies, Arley. Mary was always such a fighter - I really hoped that she could beat this thing. I remember fondly watching Mary power-walk - she was virtually unstoppable. A woman on a mission! I remember how she wouldn't even linger long to chat. A force of nature. And this really is such a beautiful, loving tribute - music, photos, all of it. Please take good care.  ----Tim"

This tribute was added by Tabitha Kappeler-Hurley on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and Family,
Words could never capture all the wishes for comfort and peace in your coming days.  You are all in our prayers.
Love,
Tabitha and Rushton"

This tribute was added by Jiaying Hou on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley & the family,
My deepest condolences. Mary has been a great friend & wonderful client for both my wife and my businesses in the past 5 years. She took great care of her clients, fair & considerate to her vendors and always upbeat! Mary also introduced me to the wonderful folks at Palo Alto Rotary Club. She has a special place in our hearts!"

This tribute was added by Mitty Chang on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley & Family--- My deepest condolences. While I did not know Mary well, the few encounters that I had with her were always warm and lovingly. My heart breaks for this loss to all of our communities--both in Rotary and outside of it. Arley, we all grieve with you; remember you are not alone. I will cherish those memories I have of Mary.  Yours in service, Mitty Chang."

This tribute was added by Patti Robison on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and Family, Mary has always been an inspiration to all she met. We loved her and will always remember her. Through all and all she always smiled and had time for us! The world was a better place with her in it! Love, Patti Robison"

This tribute was added by Ross McClenahan on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley,
You have our deepest condolences. You and your family will be in our thought and prayers.
Ross & Robin McClenahan"

This tribute was added by Jack Aiello on 8th February 2013

"She was such a wonderful lady, always with a friendly smile.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Arley."

This tribute was added by Margo Sidener on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley, my heart breaks for you.  I can only imagine the deep void that you feel on losing Mary.  I know that she was the light of your life and pray that God will speed your healing and bring you peace.  Your tribute to her is beautiful, as was she.  May it comfort you to know that we are all thinking of you at this difficult time.  With Sympathy, Margo Sidener"

This tribute was added by Maureen Pollock on 8th February 2013

"Goetz and I were sad to hear this news. Our thoughts are with you. We will always cherish our memories of Mary and our many workouts and races together."

This tribute was added by Marlene Cowan on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family,
We all share your sense of loss, for Mary was a stellar leader in our Rotary world. She could always be counted on to suggest new ideas and projects to work around problems, which helped Los Altos Rotarians in so many ways. Mary offered not only leadership, but a bright light (along with her darling impish smile!)"

This tribute was added by dwight perry on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and Family,
We send our deepest thoughts, love and prayers. Mary was truly an inspiration to all of us.
Dwight and Barbara"

This tribute was added by Ginny Lear on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and family:  Mary will be missed by all who knew her.  She lit up every room with her smile, and together you two were brilliant.  
A Los Altos Rotary scholarship in Mary's name is a fitting tribute to her commitment to youth and service.  I will miss Mary."

This tribute was added by Diana Silvasi on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley - my deepest sympathy go to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute you have created in Mary's honor.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Diana (Duncan) Silvasi"

This tribute was added by Robert Adams on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley:  What a wonderful tribute you have prepared for Mary.  We will miss her.  Her contribution to life, friends, family, Rotary and the business world was terrific.  Mary was an "energizer bunny". Everywhere she went she made a difference.  You are to be quite proud of her contribution to her life and society.  It is difficult to realize she is gone but will be remembered forever."

This tribute was added by Brenda Cressey on 8th February 2013

"Dear Arley and Family,
May her spirit and love for family, friends and especially love for life surround you all forever!  Her smile and gentle ways will be remembered by us all.  God Bless."

This tribute was added by Beverly Lenihan on 8th February 2013

"Dearest Arley and Family--I am so saddened by Mary's passing. She was a true lady in all senses of the word. The love between you two was very evident, and special.
She will forever hold a place in our Rotary hearts...
Bev & Phil Lenihan"

This tribute was added by Arley Marley on 8th February 2013

"All I can say is that Mary was both the Love of my Life and a true Soul Mate!"


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