She might not have had a chance to cast her ballot, but a Virginia woman got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a lasting statement about this year’s presidential election — it was printed in her obituary .
“Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the age of 68,” reads the obituary, published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Tuesday.
The rest of the notice makes no mention of Noland’s political activities or inclinations, providing instead a brief summary of her life.
Noland, 68, was a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse, it said. She lived in Richmond and had three children and “was ‘Grammy’ to 10 beloved grandchildren,” the obituary read.
A woman who answered the phone at Noland’s home Tuesday said Noland’s husband, Jim, was not immediately available.