One year ago today, she rode west on wings of light. “Think of me,” she wrote.

by Chuck Stanley

Flower of the Forest

Mary Beth Stanley 1968-2016

It was one year ago today, September 16, 2016, that she was freed from that damnable wheelchair, riding west on the spirit of her beloved Rolly Polly. She joined her special angel Reed, and her mother, Letha.

I wrote her story last year: In Memoriam, Mary Beth Stanley 1968-2016

She wrote a poem while in the tenth grade, “Think of Me.”

Think of Me, by Mary Beth Stanley

Think of Me, by Mary Beth Stanley

Let your thoughts of her be filled with love.


Mary Beth on Rolly Polly

Mary Beth on Rolly Polly

Two of her favorite singers were Sir Elton John and George Michael. She was able to see Elton John in concert just a few weeks before her death. She was so grateful for the tickets.

George Michael & Elton John: Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.

Cross posted on the Daily Kos blog.

About Chuck Stanley

Dr. Charlton (Chuck) Stanley is a board certified forensic psychologist, with interests in aviation psychology, peace officer selection and training, ethics and communication skills.
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6 Responses to One year ago today, she rode west on wings of light. “Think of me,” she wrote.

  1. shortfinals says:

    Dear Chuck, I am humbled by the strength and depth of love exhibited by your family. Know that you are all in my prayers.

  2. Malisha says:

    A beautiful memorial. What a beautiful woman she was, and how powerfully she grew her memories. so that they’re still growing!
    I wish you long life and all the fruits of the love you and your family have grown.

  3. travelforaircraft says:


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