Maria Barbosa Rodriguez, 50, died on August 19, 2009.
She was born on September 28, 1958 in Pajacuaran, Mexico to Ignacio and
She is survived by her father Ignacio Macias, brothers Gerardo and Ignacio,
sister Raquel, and three sons Jaime Antonio, Alfredo David and Eduardo David
Maria completed her Bachelors at Roosevelt University and received her
Masters in Education from Purdue University. Maria taught at Yost Elementary
in Chesterton, for over 16 years, touching the lives of countless students
and people of the community. Her great love of the human story was reflected
by her desire to travel the world, experiencing life through her enjoyment
of food and culture. She enjoyed being active, sewing, reading, listening to
music, giving love to her dogs, and sharing with friends and family. A
loving, doting mother of three and sister to many, she always found time to
lend her energy toward leaving the world a better place than she found it.
In her compassion, her family found a home. In her smile, a respite from the
rest of the world.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 from 1 until 4
p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton. Services
will begin at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.