Mariah, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, and friend, was known for her giving heart and exceptional talents. As a baby, she was a content and quiet child who rarely cried. However, in Junior High, she found her voice and became more outgoing. Mariah had a deep love for animals and would bring home every stray or injured animal and even bugs. She volunteered at a horse farm and had the biggest heart. Mariah was also exceptionally talented in painting, and she was accepted into the Chicago Art Academy.
Nature was one of Mariah’s greatest loves, and she was so loyal to those she cared about. She was also exceptional at hair and makeup. Mariah had always wanted to be a mother, and she became one of three beautiful children. Her giving heart was something that will never be forgotten, and she was loved by so many people.
Mariah had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. Her laughter was contagious. She loved all genres of music, and dancing was her outlet. In seventh grade, she made the drill team, and in high school, she joined different clubs and played softball and cross-country. Despite not being athletic, she hit a home run one game. Mariah was someone who never quit and followed through with everything. She gave her all in everything she did.
Mariah was not just a daughter, but also a sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and mother. She was her family’s everything and her mother’s best friend.
Listen to Mariah’s mother talk to Angela Kennecke on, Grieving Out Loud.