Jeffrey Jones offered these very touching words upon the death of my mom. She was an art teacher at New Richmond High School. Her popularity among students, even those who never had her as a teacher, gained her the name Mart, for Ma’ Art.
After my graduation, Mart came up to me and said she wished I would have taken an art class, I laughed and told her “I’m not an artist” And I wasn’t, lol. She told me, When you can see, instead of looking, when you can feel, instead of touching, when you can listen, instead of hearing, you’ll find that artist. Never forgot that. Made sense when I had children. She taught, more than she thought, lol. No one is ever gone, as long as there is someone left who remembers. Mart will be with us, a very long time.
Mart passed away at 90 years, 3 months and 6 days, July 13 2015.