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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# 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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#### XanaDUer2

(10,065 posts)#### rurallib

(62,291 posts)very sorry to hear this.

#### Solly Mack

(90,705 posts)#### UpInArms

(51,220 posts)#### Karadeniz

(21,951 posts)around and help from the other side!

#### livetohike

(21,998 posts)and family .

#### mobeau69

(10,933 posts)#### mia

(8,353 posts)Condolences to MaltaBlue.

#### MontanaMama

(23,147 posts)Please accept my condolences, MaltaBlue.

#### Blue Owl

(49,345 posts)#### CaptainTruth

(6,532 posts)#### debm55

(22,071 posts)#### meow2u3

(24,731 posts)#### murielm99

(30,563 posts)Cancer sucks.

#### LoisB

(6,868 posts)#### Upthevibe

(7,738 posts).......................

#### mzmolly

(50,842 posts)#### hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)Forever in our memories. Be at peace, secondwind.

#### irisblue

(32,765 posts)#### quaint

(2,476 posts)#### Wild blueberry

(6,440 posts)#### cate94

(2,788 posts)#### Deep State Witch

(10,244 posts)May she go forth shining!

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,010 posts)#### Goddessartist

(1,513 posts)#### DinahMoeHum

(21,644 posts)#### liberalla

(9,069 posts)Wishing peace and comfort to those who knew and loved her.

#### GPV

(72,376 posts)#### vercetti2021

(10,107 posts)Just sad. Feels so young too

#### MLAA

(16,983 posts)#### LostOne4Ever

(9,233 posts)#### onecaliberal

(32,109 posts)#### louslobbs

(3,224 posts)Rest well secondwind 💕

#### niyad

(110,969 posts)Plese let her know that her DU family is here for her.

#### Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)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.

#### orleans

(33,857 posts)and letting us know

#### Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)#### peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)Friends are rare to find. Peace to u.

#### Fla Dem

(23,156 posts)#### highplainsdem

(48,475 posts)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)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

#### Easterncedar

(2,005 posts)Thanks for sharing.

#### Paladin

(28,086 posts)#### TygrBright

(20,696 posts)#### greatauntoftriplets

(175,561 posts)May she RIP.

#### thatcrowwoman

(1,228 posts)#### wendyb-NC

(3,212 posts)#### Niagara

(7,018 posts)R.I.P. second window.

#### Moostache

(9,895 posts)May the love and memories created in life echo into the hereafter and in the hearts and minds of those who knew you best.

#### BobTheSubgenius

(11,502 posts)#### Jean Genie

(237 posts)Love and condolences to all her friends and family.

#### Donkees

(30,735 posts)*Maria Marta Morelli - Oil Painting*

#### KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)KY........... .........

#### CANADIANBEAVER69

(272 posts)#### MiHale

(9,447 posts)#### nuxvomica

(12,280 posts)She's one of the few DUers I've known IRL but I didn't know secondwind was her mom.

Rest in peace, secondwind.

#### ancianita

(35,535 posts)#### virgdem

(2,111 posts)Condolences to second wind's family.

#### peacebuzzard

(5,091 posts)to her family and loved ones.

May secondwind have a peaceful passing.

very sad, indeed.

#### Tom Yossarian Joad

(19,184 posts)#### LetMyPeopleVote

(142,834 posts)#### pandr32

(11,341 posts)Condolences to her daughter and friends.

#### Laffy Kat

(16,301 posts)#### mercuryblues

(14,406 posts)#### Mad_Dem_X

(9,489 posts)#### orleans

(33,857 posts)#### Hope22

(1,449 posts)Love to Secondwind’s family and friends.💗💗🙏💐

#### Maraya1969

(22,356 posts)#### Spazito

(49,502 posts)She will be missed. My sympathy to her loved ones.

#### Mousetoescamper

(2,783 posts)#### MustLoveBeagles

(11,501 posts)#### denvine

(790 posts)#### malaise

(266,750 posts)#### gademocrat7

(10,596 posts)on the loss of their beloved mother. Rest In Peace, secondwind.

#### Backseat Driver

(4,284 posts)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)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.

#### pazzyanne

(6,474 posts)Sincere sympathy to her friends and family.

#### calimary

(80,155 posts)I'd guess we all share it.

Thanks for letting us know.

#### a kennedy

(29,262 posts)#### area51

(11,812 posts)#### littlemissmartypants

(22,091 posts)#### Rhiannon12866

(200,568 posts)Thank you for letting us know.

#### tosh

(4,420 posts)🕯️

#### mentalsolstice

(4,448 posts)#### raising2moredems

(624 posts)Cancer sucks and every day one lives is a slap to its face.

#### MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)#### regnaD kciN

(26,022 posts)#### GoneOffShore

(17,270 posts)#### plcdude

(5,307 posts)So sorry for your loss and ours.

#### onethatcares

(16,080 posts)to all that knew her.

#### Phentex

(16,329 posts)Hugs to her family and friends

#### electric_blue68

(14,345 posts)#### Nevilledog

(50,090 posts)My thoughts are with her family.