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Stella Irene (Mackewicz) Walasek

May 17, 1931 ~ March 25, 2019 (age 87)
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Stella Irene Mackewicz Walasek, daughter of Mary Bosniak and Stanislaus Mackewicz, I hear others calling your name, care giver, motherer, supporter of all; you come from a long line of fierce, powerful women, powerful not with the obvious accomplishments of men, but powerful with a fierce love of your family and the nerve to do with shrewdness and practicality and love. My mother, you made it possible for all of us to be, filling the gap of necessity, wherever needed, whatever the cost. You had such a keen sense of navigating life’s difficult situations with a secretive mischievous sense of humor framed with an unwavering sense of propriety; we have grown from your efforts (Galen inherited your sarcasm).  I would not BE without you. We would not BE without you. The work we all do would not BE without your invisible secretive work. You were the web that held the world together. You leave us now to pick up the slack—to recover your caregiving nature to become motherers and caregivers of each other.  As generations move forward, as we live forward, it’s our turn to pick up the slack, to recover the web of our love. Rooted in this Earth, we surrender you. Your roots stretch through the beginning of time, from mother to mother to mother, heart of hearts, you are free to fly.  No obstacles can hold you back now, no limitations for your song traveling on the wind on your journey home, God’s speed. We will forever be connected. If we forget, for a moment or two, we need only look into each other’s eyes to remember you.

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