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SalmonChantedEvening

(31,941 posts)
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 09:30 AM Jun 2023

Sad news about DUer secondwind.

Per her daughter, who used to post here as MaltaBlue, she passed away in her sleep last night, after a months long battle with cancer. She was 76. May her spirit soar, and may her light shine always on those who knew and loved her.

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Sad news about DUer secondwind. (Original Post) SalmonChantedEvening Jun 2023 OP
Rip nt XanaDUer2 Jun 2023 #1
Thanks so much for letting us know rurallib Jun 2023 #2
I'm sorry to hear that. Solly Mack Jun 2023 #3
Rest well, secondwind UpInArms Jun 2023 #4
One feels the loss of the good ones. May she rest in peace... unless her spirit decides to stick Karadeniz Jun 2023 #5
Rest in peace secondwind. My sympathy to MaltaBlue livetohike Jun 2023 #6
RIP secondwind mobeau69 Jun 2023 #7
Rest in Peace, secondwind. mia Jun 2023 #8
Cross gently secondwind. MontanaMama Jun 2023 #9
She'll be missed here on DU Blue Owl Jun 2023 #10
So sorry... CaptainTruth Jun 2023 #11
Rest in peace, secondwind debm55 Jun 2023 #12
RIP, secondwind meow2u3 Jun 2023 #13
RIP murielm99 Jun 2023 #14
Sad news indeed. May The Universe open its arms and accept our sister, secondwind, with love. LoisB Jun 2023 #15
....................... Upthevibe Jun 2023 #16
RIP sweet soul mzmolly Jun 2023 #17
Oh, my. I just hate losing her. hlthe2b Jun 2023 #18
. irisblue Jun 2023 #19
Peace and strength, MaltaBlue. quaint Jun 2023 #20
Be at peace Wild blueberry Jun 2023 #21
May she rest in peace. cate94 Jun 2023 #22
Hail the Traveler! Deep State Witch Jun 2023 #23
May she be at peace. sinkingfeeling Jun 2023 #24
May her Spirit soar, yes. Her light will always shine. Blessings to all who loved her. Goddessartist Jun 2023 #25
. DinahMoeHum Jun 2023 #26
Very sad to hear this. RIP liberalla Jun 2023 #27
Rip! GPV Jun 2023 #28
RIP vercetti2021 Jun 2023 #29
Sending love to MaltaBlue and all secondwind's loved ones 💗. MLAA Jun 2023 #30
RIP LostOne4Ever Jun 2023 #31
Rest in Peace. onecaliberal Jun 2023 #32
😢 louslobbs Jun 2023 #33
Rest in power, my sister. Deepet sympathies to MaltaBlue. niyad Jun 2023 #34
I had been in touch with her until late April. She had been my neighbor and we were friends. Fla Dem Jun 2023 #35
thank you for posting this orleans Jun 2023 #60
Of course. And thank you for your note. It means a lot. Fla Dem Jun 2023 #73
🌻I am sorry for the loss of your friend secondwind. peacebuzzard Jun 2023 #78
Thank you . She was a good friend and a kind soul. Fla Dem Jun 2023 #90
{{{{{MaltaBlue}}}}} I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has highplainsdem Jun 2023 #36
You mentioned secondwind's artwork, so I thought I would share these. Fla Dem Jun 2023 #88
Beautiful Easterncedar Jun 2023 #93
RIP. Paladin Jun 2023 #37
I am so grateful that secondwind has been part of our community. I will miss her presence. n/t TygrBright Jun 2023 #38
Sad news. greatauntoftriplets Jun 2023 #39
. . . thatcrowwoman Jun 2023 #40
RIP wendyb-NC Jun 2023 #41
Forever in our hearts. Niagara Jun 2023 #42
Rest in peace. Moostache Jun 2023 #43
... BobTheSubgenius Jun 2023 #44
Sorry to hear this Jean Genie Jun 2023 #45
🌸 Donkees Jun 2023 #46
RIP and peace be with her family and friends. KY_EnviroGuy Jun 2023 #47
Rest in Paradise.....n/t CANADIANBEAVER69 Jun 2023 #48
... MiHale Jun 2023 #49
My sincerest condolences to MaltaBlue and her family nuxvomica Jun 2023 #50
Sorry she passed away. Yes, may her spirit soar. ancianita Jun 2023 #51
RIP virgdem Jun 2023 #52
sad to hear this; my condolences peacebuzzard Jun 2023 #53
She will be missed. Tom Yossarian Joad Jun 2023 #54
Rest in Peace LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2023 #55
Sad. pandr32 Jun 2023 #56
.... Laffy Kat Jun 2023 #57
Hugs out to her family mercuryblues Jun 2023 #58
May she rest in peace. Condolences to the family. Mad_Dem_X Jun 2023 #59
very sad to hear she is gone orleans Jun 2023 #61
Such sad news. Hope22 Jun 2023 #62
So sorry for the loss of your mom. Maraya1969 Jun 2023 #63
Very sad news.... Spazito Jun 2023 #64
. Mousetoescamper Jun 2023 #65
RIP MustLoveBeagles Jun 2023 #66
R.I.P. Secondwind! denvine Jun 2023 #67
Deepest sympathy to her family and friends malaise Jun 2023 #68
Condolences to her family gademocrat7 Jun 2023 #69
Condolences to secondwind's friends and family. Although I can't say that I Backseat Driver Jun 2023 #70
RIP, secondwind! Different Drummer Jun 2023 #71
So sorry to here this. pazzyanne Jun 2023 #72
That's a beautiful farewell wish, SCE. calimary Jun 2023 #74
So sad. a kennedy Jun 2023 #75
RIP area51 Jun 2023 #76
... littlemissmartypants Jun 2023 #77
I met Malta Blue in real life, we took puppy training classes together - with dogs. Rhiannon12866 Jun 2023 #79
Eternal Peace, secondwind. tosh Jun 2023 #80
She will be missed! 😢 mentalsolstice Jun 2023 #81
Condolences to her family and friends raising2moredems Jun 2023 #82
❤️ Thank you for letting us know. Rest in peace. ❤️ MerryBlooms Jun 2023 #83
May she rest in peace and rise in glory... regnaD kciN Jun 2023 #84
Very sorry to hear this. GoneOffShore Jun 2023 #85
I am plcdude Jun 2023 #86
Peace onethatcares Jun 2023 #87
May she rest in peace... Phentex Jun 2023 #89
🕯️ RIP second wind. Not sure I ever saw a post from her. Strength to her people electric_blue68 Jun 2023 #91
... Nevilledog Jun 2023 #92

Karadeniz

(21,951 posts)
5. One feels the loss of the good ones. May she rest in peace... unless her spirit decides to stick
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 09:39 AM
Jun 2023

around and help from the other side!

niyad

(110,969 posts)
34. Rest in power, my sister. Deepet sympathies to MaltaBlue.
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 10:37 AM
Jun 2023

Plese let her know that her DU family is here for her.

Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)
35. I had been in touch with her until late April. She had been my neighbor and we were friends.
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 10:38 AM
Jun 2023

Last edited Wed Jun 14, 2023, 12:35 PM - Edit history (1)

She was one of the few people I could talk to about politics, and we were DU buddies.
She had moved several years ago, but we stayed in touch. She told me she was terminally ill in Feb and then she stopped taking my calls and answering her texts in May. I spoke with her daughter in late May and she told me Ann was in palliative care. My heart is broken to know she is gone. But she knew what her fate was and told me she was OK with it, she had lived a good life. She lost her beloved dog Boogie within the past year, so I know they're having a wonderful reunion.

Rest in peace my friend.

highplainsdem

(48,475 posts)
36. {{{{{MaltaBlue}}}}} I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 10:39 AM
Jun 2023

crossed over. But I believe that she was healed and free of pain the instant she crossed, and that you will see her again.

She posted some of her botanical watercolors here years ago. Unfortunately her Photobucket account is gone, but Steerpike reposted one that's still here, in this thread - https://www.democraticunderground.com/1028268 - where Skinner had also given her artwork a thumbs-up.

Picture her healthy and young again, surrounded by the beautiful plants she loved. I believe that is her reality now.


And thanks, SCE, for letting us know, and for keeping her daughter in touch with DU this way.

Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)
88. You mentioned secondwind's artwork, so I thought I would share these.
Thu Jun 15, 2023, 10:34 AM
Jun 2023

Her Christmas cards from 2013 and 2014. In person much more vibrant.


Needlepoint by Rachael ---------
Watercolor & Pencil by Ann -----
Christmas 2014



"Pink Pointsetta"
Original Artwork by Ann -------
Christmas 2013

Moostache

(9,895 posts)
43. Rest in peace.
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 10:51 AM
Jun 2023

May the love and memories created in life echo into the hereafter and in the hearts and minds of those who knew you best.

nuxvomica

(12,280 posts)
50. My sincerest condolences to MaltaBlue and her family
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 10:58 AM
Jun 2023

She's one of the few DUers I've known IRL but I didn't know secondwind was her mom.

Rest in peace, secondwind.

peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)
53. sad to hear this; my condolences
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 11:10 AM
Jun 2023

to her family and loved ones.
May secondwind have a peaceful passing.
very sad, indeed.

Backseat Driver

(4,284 posts)
70. Condolences to secondwind's friends and family. Although I can't say that I
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 02:18 PM
Jun 2023

recognize her DU name, I definitely will miss her Democratic vote. We can best make a pledge to engage at least two more Democratic voters, in memorium, as we race toward those primaries. May her memory bring blessings of peace and tranquility. In remembrance of this DU member:

Different Drummer

(7,443 posts)
71. RIP, secondwind!
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 02:39 PM
Jun 2023

My deepest condolences to MaltaBlue and all of secondwind's family, as well as those who knew and loved her. May your memories of secondwind provide you with peace and comfort.

Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)
79. I met Malta Blue in real life, we took puppy training classes together - with dogs.
Wed Jun 14, 2023, 09:21 PM
Jun 2023

Thank you for letting us know.

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