It has been a week since we said goodbye to our wonderful mother, friend and favorite French lady, Marie-Claire Moritz. As a family, we would like to thank everyone for the astounding display of love and support in this difficult time. The numbers of people who took time out of their busy Saturday to show respect will forever warm our hearts. We all continue to be humbled by the flowers, the calls and the sympathy cards that arrive in our mailboxes. Marie-Claire truly had friends from all walks of life and all corners of the world.
She would have liked to say goodbye to each one of you individually, but we are forever grateful that the end came quickly and with little suffering. Always the life of the party, Marie-Claire left this earth gracefully, waltzing into the waiting arms of her husband and our beloved father, Walter.
Thank you to Father Brooks for his guidance and wisdom. Thank you to Helmut Fricker, Clark Brittain, Ralph Plokhooy for filling our ears with the beautiful music of Austria and France. Thank you to her "club" members who so graciously opened their doors and hearts to us. Thank you to the numerous families who filled our tables with meals made of love. Thank you to the Town of Vail for providing a lovely venue for the masses to gather.
Lastly, thank you Vail Valley. The memory of Marie-Claire will continue to live on in the stories you share and the legacy you continue in her name. We are proud to call this place home.
Anyone wishing to honor Marie-Claire can send a gift in her name to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens: 183 Gore Creek Drive, Ste. 7, Vail, CO 81657 or The Vail Valley Charitable Fund: P.O. Box 2307, Edwards CO 81632.
The Moritz family