She had lung cancer, her family said.
When the federal Affordable Care Act took effect,
"She was a very staunch believer in doing the right thing," her sister,
Her daughter, Jennifer, said: "She definitely was fighting for the working class."
In July, 2015,
"It's important that we all know our diversity is what makes us
During election season, she worked for Democratic candidates. She championed the career of
"That was one of her crowning achievements," her daughter Jennifer said.
Four years later,
"Any time she did anything, she gave, like the coaches say, 110 percent," said
Until she became ill in August, 2015,
"She has a whole wall of pictures at our house, little pictures they drew for her," her husband, Jack, said.
She was born June, 28, 1955, to Violet and
Surviving are her husband,
A celebration of life gathering will be from
The family suggests tributes to Toledo Area Jobs with Justice.
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