Mary was my cousin-in-law (my husband and Richard are first cousins) and we always enjoy seeing everyone at family functions. The last time we saw Mary was at Sabrina’s beautiful wedding last summer. I was shocked to learn of Mary being treated for cancer. She was so vibrant, positive and healthy looking that I had […]
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I met Mary a long time ago (1997 or 1998,I think) when I attended the PLC Women’s retreat . We went to a place in Julian & it was snowing & cold,but Mary’s personality made it a warm place to be. During that retreat,she gave her testimony & it was impressive. The next year,we went […]
Mrs Dversdall (as the kids called her) played a very special role in our lives. Mary could not have come into our lives at a more perfect time. My mother was terminally ill and lived out of town and I was flying back and forth to take care of her. We had just moved to […]
For the past six weeks our pastor has presented a sermon series entitled “The Well Dressed Christian”. Each Sunday he exchanged his alb and stole for a suit and tie representing the outward appearance of the well dressed christian. The series was actually based on the verses in Colossians 3 that say: As God’s chosen […]
I received this email from some friends of my Mother’s from Kenya. I thought I would share it here:
One of my favorite memories of Mary is sitting next to her at last June’s DKG meeting watching her open her very own “Jared Box.” (One of our chapter projects is putting together activity boxes for sick children at Ronald McDonald House.) Mary’s “sisters” had gathered fun, age appropriate activities for her. Her smile got […]
“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”– Nehemiah 8:10b Thank you Mary! Nothing describes Mary Escamilla better than this verse! Mary was our San Diego Inland Gogo Leader and she always seemed to have a song of praise to God behind her smile. Often in conversations she would spontaneously sing […]
She was like the sister I never had and we were often told how much we looked like sisters. We were more than teachers together. We prayed together, laughed and cried together. We traveled to Washington D.C. to New York and then to Malawi. Mary and I were passionate for the Gogos in Malawi and […]
The verses that immediately came to mind for Mary are Psalm 37:4-6. The Good News version reads: “Seek your happiness in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desire. Give yourself to the LORD, trust in him, and he will help you; he will make your righteousness shine like the noonday sun.” My […]
I will never forget that big smile and those wonderful hugs from a woman who loved her Lord and lived out her faith. I remember teaching VBS next to Mary when she was expecting, many years ago. She loved teaching the Gospel to children! It was a joy to watch our children grow up together […]
Mary’s smile could light up a room, and her mischievous twinkle reflected her special sense of humor. Mary’s glow came from within, from her inner joy, her love for friends, family, and students, and her unwavering faith. I shall miss her. Dianne Graves
My heart goes out to Mary’s family as I was lucky enough to work with Mary at Black Mtn. Middle School where she could walk into the teacher’s lunch room or office and literally lit up the room. Her beautiful smile and kind words endeared to all of us who were lucky enough to work […]
The sun came up this morning but it didn’t seem as bright As other mornings and I knew the world had lost a light A light so bright that its demise left shadow in its stead And even flowers seemed to weep and bow their vibrant heads The evening sky in contrast now seems […]
My sister Mary is three years older than me and was my mentor as a young girl. She was always so enthusiastic and passionate about everything she did. She was involved and well liked. In high school she was a cheerleader, a homecoming and prom princess, involved in service clubs that reached out to help […]
My dear friend Mary was my dental patient first and of course became much more to both me and my staff. Her bright blue eyes, her ready smile and the laughter in her voice was the best part of any day that was graced by Mary. We were inspired by her passion and commitment to […]