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“In loving memory...”


Description from J Yee smart chick: of Mary Smoky Rose,

Sending many condolences and blessings to her family in this time of sorrow.


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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Joyce what a gorgeous pick in memory of our dear Smoky Rose!

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Joyce, this is a beautiful pick to honor our dear Smoky Rose! She would have loved those new seed bead combos.

    Remember when you sent Mary and me those soocho jade carved leaves that were too dark for your taste? Sigh. That seems so long ago, yet we all were just becoming good friends.

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    So beautiful! She would love it…

  4. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Oh Joyce…this pick is gorgeous! Its very you, too! Very unique!

  5. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Lovely! so wonderful!!!

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Beautiful pick!
    And a very sweet tribute. We will all miss her.

  7. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Joyce, such a beautiful pick!!! It reminds me so much of Mary!!! It still has’nt totally sunk in………. Such a beautiful person!!! Somewhere back in the picks there’s a wedding picture she shared with us, if I can find it, I’ll let everyone know where it is!!!

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I am so saddened….. I haven’t been on for a while….. what happened to our Smoky Rose???

  9. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Thank you all, for your comments –

    Jill, Southern Chick Donna just informed us that Mary “Smoky Rose” just passed away due to cancer, such very sad news indeed -

    Lynn, I too do remember when you and Mary both were so excited by my comment about having a strand of soochow jade leaf beads that I thought was way too dark brown in color, and would either of you like to have them – and likewise, I remember how much she loved smoky quartz, and made many Picks combining smoky quartz with so many other types of beads successfully.

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Joyce~ Thank you…. She is a friend of mine on FB…. Her brother, Hank, posted this terrible news on her FB page. I had no idea she was sick. We lost a beautiful friend.

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    What a beautiful tribute for Mary!

  12. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:
  13. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Thanks for posting this link.

  14. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    You’re welcome.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Joyce, this is such a beautiful pick in memory of Mary. She will be missed by so many.
    May God bless all her family and friends and bring comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine, thank you so much for posting the link to Mary’s obituary. It was very thoughtful of you.

  17. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oh my God. What a shock, I had no idea she was even sick. Although I never met her in person I am TRULY, TRULY saddened. I don’t even know what to say. She had such a sweet, funny personality and added so much to this website. We all love you, Mary.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    All Friends Please read all

    Mary would have loved this pick. I got the honor of knowing Mary much better when I got on Facebook not long ago. We shared some really fun times playing Farmville. I never really knew she was ill. She never complained. She was a true joy to know. I think we all should share how much our friendship means even if it is in this virtual world of computers. Hugs to you all my friends.

    Faithful Chick aka Faith Hartley aka Faith in sunny Florida.

  19. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    I’m still in shock myself, like the rest of you, thank you Elaine, for posting the FB link to the tribute of her by her brother Hank. I too had no idea she was so ill, too. We indeed miss you Mary – your wonderful sense of humor, kind and caring spirit, fabulous storytelling, creative artist.

  20. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    I just signed the guestbook, thanks for posting the link!

    KPJEWELS says:

    I just signed the guest book. Thanks Elaine for posting the link.

  22. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Elaine, I just tried the link you posted to Mary’s obituary, couldn’t get to it, the link seems to be incomplete in this message – could you repost, or otherwise let us know how to access it?


  23. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    the link works, even tho it looks truncated. just click on it…

  24. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Okay, Eeka – I just tried the link, and was able to read her obituary, signed the guest book also.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Joyce,Congrats o this pick being one of the week favs.

  26. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Thanks Joyce for the nice pick and giving us the info on Mary. I was wondering what was happening with her. I have many of her beautiful picks in my favorites. My prayer is that her family will find comfort during this difficult time.

  27. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    How teriffic that she is the Featured Picker this time. Way to go, LB staff! <3

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Joyce, such a beautiful way to honor Mary -
    I was too distraught to comment earlier in the week, but took comfort in reading everyone else’s comments. I had the pleasure of meeting Mary in PA. We met a few times for breaksfast or lunch. I’ll always remember our first 2 hour breakfast at Mike’s Diner. We hit it off immediately like we were old friends catching up. I’d contact Mary whenever I visited my friends who live near her. There will always be a void in my heart whenever I visit that part of PA.

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Elaine, thank you for posting that link.
    This is such a beautiful pick for our friend.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Joyce, thank you for posting this perfect pick for our sweet Mary Smoky Rose. I just learned the sad news last night but was unable to comment. I just didn’t have the words………..

    I remember getting to know her so long ago when all of “Chickdom” first began. It saddens me and leaves an empty space in my heart although I know she is far, far happier in the life she lives now. She is a kindred spirit. We shared so many similarities…. both rock hounds, animal lovers, the same Faith and of course the same name.
    Mare, may Our Lady Mother Mary take you straight to the arms of her Son and may you forever walk in His presence.
    You will be missed my friend.

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