Mary Lee Queen
Palm Springs - Mary Lee Queen, age 71, passed away in her Palm Springs, CA home November 16, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
For most of Mary's life, she served her community as an esthetician and massage therapist dedicated to helping others feel good. Mary loved to love on others. Not only would she give the shirt off her back she would give her shoes and socks too if she knew it would give help and comfort to another.
Mary enjoyed golfing and her share of entertaining, parties, dancing and a good martini. She often told us that these are the parts of life she missed the most while entering into the final stages of her illness.
Mary leaves behind her beloved daughter Kimberly Allen (Thomas Allen), son Matthew Queen (Micaela Ellison), grandchildren Brittany Trapasso, Michael Trapasso, Ryan Trapasso, great-granddaughter Lisa Trapasso and fiancé Paul O'Connor.
From Kimberly ~ "My mom lit up the room with her smile and goal to have fun. A few things that I have learned and will always strive for is mom instilling in me to enjoy life to the fullest. She wanted her children to remember two things and that is to love with all our hearts and to forgive those we feel hurt by. I am grateful for the opportunity to have been loved by Mary Queen"
From Matthew ~ My mom had a passion for helping others, that drew people to her. She'll forever be eating ice cream, gesturing with a martini, and surrounded by friends."
From Brittany ~ "I could always count on grandma to be playful and silly. She was spontaneous and desired adventure. Despite having Parkinson's, she never showed her age and was forever young at heart. She was a performer and naturally the center of attention with her jokes and stories from her past. She will always be my inspiration to live a fulfilling life, make fun a priority and do what makes me happy."
From Michael ~ "If there is one thing to say about grandma it would be how much of a free spirit she was. One memory I will never forget is when she would take me to Great America for my birthday every year when I was younger. I was so scared to go on my first roller coaster ride and she basically forced me to go despite me not wanting to and also not being tall enough. I now love roller coasters and will always cherish those memories. She will be missed greatly."
From Ryan ~ "Grandma, you will forever be missed. I will always remember the times we had with you at your house when there was "no sleeping allowed". We stayed up making cookies and then crashed every time. You were the most incredible fighter of life, a hard worker and you have had to fight hard long enough. It's time for you to rest in peace and no longer be in pain. I know you will be looking down on all of us. Until we meet again, I love you Grandma."
From Paul ~ "The happiest places for Mary and I were on the golf course and walking the beach. Watching the sunset over the ocean bringing an end to another perfect day with the most perfect person in my life. I will always cherish every moment I had with her".
~ Due to the pandemic restrictions, a memorial service and Celebration of Life will follow when it is safe to gather. Please raise your glass to "Queen Mary" this holiday season and remember what a beautiful woman she was and how much love, light and smiles she brought to our world. In Loving Memory
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