Date Honored: February 2015
My favorite memory of Mom is her making Italian pizelle cookies every Christmas. I can still see her standing at the kitchen counter with the pizelle iron and counting to 20 when she knew the cookie would be just right.
Mom had a way of making friends with everyone she met. At 90 she still saw, and corresponded with many people from her past, although she had outlived most. She taught me what true strength, courage, and love is when my sister, her oldest child, developed cancer at age 35. For the next 15 years my mom dedicated her life to my sister and her needs. This is how Pikes Peak Hospice came into our lives. Once again Mom became friends with the CNAs and nurses who visited my sister in her final weeks. Mom never forgot their love, concern and the care they gave to all of the family. As a result, she became a dedicated supporter of Pikes Peak Hospice.
It is such an honor to have Mom recognized at the Tribute Reception. I know she is watching over all of us and that she has a big smile on her face today!
~ Carol O’Brien, daughter