There are very few people on the planet that make the sort of impact that she made in her lifetime. There isn't one person that has anything bad to say about her & it's not just because of the fact that she is no longer with us. She was the sort of person that made time to get to know everyone that she met well enough so that the next time you saw her you just felt like you were great friends catching up. As another person said, she would make you feel like you were her favorite person while you were with her but you'd then see her with someone else & find that it was just how she treated everyone!
Yes, this world of ours is down one less genuinely, marvelous woman. One less in a world that is already running pretty short in people of her magnitude! I only really knew her through working with her but she made an impact on me in many ways and I will be just one of the many in our department, & in the world, that will miss her open ears, kind words, her thoughtful nature and her warm & genuine smile! Those of us who knew her will definitly miss her but I believe that those that didn't know her have missed out on the rare opportunity of getting to know a pretty magnificent person!
I will always & forever have her in mind when I try to continue to be the person that she inspired me to be.