The way I will remember her is by her smile – it was a natural portal to her heart and a welcoming invitation into her life. And hers was a generous heart, one that was willing to understand, to assist; it was a gentle heart. I never heard an unkind word from her – she was always in helpful mode, and she worked industriously at a job she loved – at least I feel she loved it, because whenever I worked with her she went beyond what was expected. Her smile also held a little mischievousness, her sense of humor brought joy to my heart. She left the rat race of the regular work world to enjoy some time with her beloved husband; but the memory of her smile remained and was reignited whenever I walked through her old work place. She was a steadfast contributor to her church and a most dedicated parent/grandparent. But, she has been called to be with her God. She leaves a most memorable legacy of love, dedication and honor. I will go tomorrow to celebrate Marlene’s beautiful life and remember her smile.