Helen Marguerite Zentner Smith Marquis (1913-2002)
Thank you, Annette, for this sensitive tribute to your mother. Your project of writing about 65 women who have influenced your life is inspiring me to reflect on my own mentors and "she-ros."
Of course you can probably guess that I hung on every word, uncovering bits and pieces of our shared history, some of which I didn’t know. The photo of Aunt Helen is stunning and the best of her that I’ve seen. Thank you so much for sharing this intimate part of your life and I look forward to the next entry!
Love this piece Annette. Wow, your Mom really did get hammered by life and death, early on. I look forward to seeing how the stories continue to unfold.
What a stunning photo of her at 50. She looks like a force of nature.