Mom's Memorial

by Kari Bagnall

Marylou ChurchillMarylou Churchill was co-founder of Jungle Friends, my mother and my best friend! Mom was diagnosed with multiple myeloma cancer July ‘98 and died two weeks later. She passed away in peace at the Nathan Adelson Hospice.

Kari and her Mom

My mom was the most giving, caring person I knew. She touched everyone’s life who had the pleasure of knowing her. All of her life my mom was there for me. She stood by me whether I was bringing home an abused pony, nursing a baby bird back to life, at a Peace March or moving into a Yoga Ashram.

I am very fortunate at having such a profound relationship with my mother. My mom gave me the courage to stand up for what I believed in and the confidence to accept the challenges that life will bring. My greatest challenge being her death. I will miss her every day of my life and I know she is still with me in spirit. I love you mom!