A leading light in Topanga has gone out. Mary Colvig passed on
January 26, 2021, of cancer. Hers was a gentle but steadfast light
that brought a heart of gold and a mind of steel to those who
knew her. Without her the Topanga Messenger would not have
lasted a day, let alone 40 years. In her wisdom, she knew when
to let it go, 40 years exactly to the day. She leaves behind her
beautiful children, stepchildren, and grandchildren, who already
carry that light forward, each in their own way. What a blessing
to have been nurtured by her hand. Everyone who was fortunate
enough to have called Mary “friend,” who laughed with her, cried
with her, enjoyed her sardonic wit encased in a deceptively soft
voice, can find comfort and peace in the memories they shared.
Everyone should have a Mary in their life.
Over time and when the family is ready, we hope the community
will share their memories of Mary and help us pay fitting tribute
to her in these pages (firstname.lastname@example.org).