We send our heartfelt condolences to Maryann's family...
Maryann Giessinger Smith
DOB May 8, 1941
DOD August 7, 2016
Graduation from BHS 1959
Survived by her son: Shawn Padovich
Cause of death Bone cancer
Maryann Giessinger Smith passed away August 7, 2016 after a very long battle with cancer. She always had a very positive outlook on everything, including her illness. In recent months she realized her time was limited, and told her family that she knew she has had a wonderful life, and that she was ready to go when her time came. I’m pretty certain she was BHS ‘59. Maryann was 75. She was born in May of 1941. Maryann had lived for many years in Morongo Valley in the Palm Desert area. Her siblings are Don Giessinger, BHS ‘61, Sherri Giessinger Coleman, BHS ‘67, and Valerie Giessinger Scott, BHS ‘71. Maryann passed away at the home of her brother, Don, and his wife, Janey (also BHS ‘61), in Atascadero. Their 93 year old mother, Jeannie Giessinger Cascio, is still living on her own in Santa Clarita. Maryann leaves a son, Shawn Padovich, and his four children, along with all the rest of her very large family who mourn her now.
Maryann, far left, with her family
Valerie wrote on Facebook: "RIP my sweet big sis. You were a total inspiration to our family. Our hearts are broken. We will miss your great laugh and big heart❤️ "
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
This will be read at Maryann's funeral this weekend. Her sister wrote,
"This weekend there is a celebration of life for Maryann and Janey (my sister in law, also a BHS grad) wrote this along with a poem Maryann wanted read at her funeral. This she wanted way before she got sick. I will send in another email. Could you post on BHS Memorial page if you would be so kind.