By Audrey Peterson
The Marie McQuiddy Daley Softball Tournament is held in honor of our courageous mother, daughter, relative and friend. Please come cheer on teams and enjoy the day with us. The tournament will take place this Saturday, June 15 at the Wilkinson Rec Plex. For more information contact Audrey Peterson or Tara Hammer.
Marie was an avid softball player. She started out at Morgan High School and after graduating she went on to play for Colorado Northwestern and Utah State University. Marie was an amazing pitcher and put a lot of time and effort into excelling in the game of softball.
Marie married Ryan Daley in 2002. She was blessed with two amazing sons: Karsen, born in 2003, and Hudson, born in 2005. Marie spent all the time she could with her boys teaching them, playing with them and loving them. She was an amazing mom with a huge heart and always made sure her boys knew how much they are loved. Marie would be so proud of her boys and who they are becoming. As they are growing they show a lot of Marie’s amazing qualities and talents.
Marie was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in May 2006. She was always so positive and fought very hard to beat this horrible disease. Marie underwent many treatments and surgeries and never gave up. On January 16, 2007, at the young age of 30, Marie lost her battle with breast cancer.
Her legacy will live on forever in us and we hope to have her remembered by all. She was an amazing person who excelled in life and did all she could to better herself and others. Marie was always a positive person and looked for the good in others. She was an example to all who knew her and would be so grateful for all those who have been trying and donating to make a difference in “The Cure for Cancer.”
Marie’s parents, Chuck and RaVonna McQuiddy, are so proud of her and the life she lived. They had the honor of loving, raising and teaching Marie to be the person she was. During Marie’s battle they, along with Ryan, were amazing care givers. They are so lucky to be the parents of such an amazing daughter and feel so blessed that she lives on through their beautiful grandkids. The support from everyone means so much to them and they appreciate all of you.
We want to thank all of you for helping us remember Marie and for all the donations and support you give to our tournament in honor of such an amazing person. The donations all go to American Cancer Society and we feel every penny helps us in getting closer to a cure.