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    Default Abusive mother recieves scathing obituary

    This family was part of ground breaking legislation that ultimately gave children the right to be separated from their abusive families.

    Still you have to wonder if an obituary "celebrating" the mother's death is appropriate...I would think that allowing her to pass from this world unattended by children and unnoticed by the world would be a more fitting tribute

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    RENO, Nev. (AP) ó Anyone expecting a sweet remembrance of the life and times of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick was in for a surprise if they opened the obituary pages this week in the local newspaper.

    "On behalf of her children who she abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty and shame that she delivered on her children," the scathing obituary begins.

    Now circling the globe on the Internet, the obit was written by Johnson-Reddick's adult children, whose horror stories prompted Nevada to become one of the first states to allow children to sever parental ties back in the 1980s.

    Johnson-Reddick died at a Reno nursing home Aug. 30 at the age of 79, according to her daughter, Katherine Reddick, 57, now a psychology consultant for a school district outside Austin, Texas.

    Katherine Reddick said she decided to share the story of their painful physical and mental abuse after consulting with her brother, Patrick Reddick, 58, who lives in Minden south of Carson City. They said they grew up with four siblings in a Carson City orphanage after they were removed from their mother's home and had been estranged from her for more than 30 years.

    "Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit," the obit said. "Our greatest wish now is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against child abuse in the United States of America."
    Six of Johnson-Reddick's eight children were admitted to the Nevada Children's Home from 1963 to 1964 after they endured regular beatings, sometimes with a metal-tipped belt, and other abuse at the hands of their mother, Patrick Reddick said. He said he's had phone calls from "all over the world" about the obituary.

    "Everything in there was completely true," he told The Associated Press on Thursday, describing her as a "wicked, wicked witch."

    He said they wanted to "shame her a little bit" but that the "main purpose for putting it in there was to bring awareness to child abuse ... shame child abuse overall."

    "People doing that right now, they can read that obit and think," said Patrick Reddick, who last saw his mother more than three decades ago.
    "I'm a survivor," he said. "I count my blessings every day. Especially for my wife."

    Reddick and his sister, now 57, testified before the 1987 Legislature on bills to make courts give equal consideration to the best interest of a child when terminating parental rights.

    Former state Sen. Sue Wagner, who authored the legislation that ultimately was signed into law, remembers meeting with them at the time. She told KOLO-TV in Reno that it was one of the reasons Nevada became one of few states to address the issue at the time.

    "I'm very happy that they now are free of their mother," Wagner said.

    The obituary was printed in Tuesday's editions of the Reno Gazette-Journal and appeared on RGJ.com after it was submitted through a self-service online portal
    John Maher, president and publisher of the newspaper, said in a "note to readers" that the paper had "removed the online listing of this obituary as we continue our review of the circumstances surrounding its placement."

    Little else is known about the woman. The Reno newspaper reported that she lived in a mobile home with 15 cats up until she was hospitalized in May for treatment of bladder cancer

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    While I don't think it's always right to speak poorly of the dead seeing as they have no way of defending themselves against accusations, if this person truly was evil and full of hatred, I don't see anything wrong with the obituary.

    That being said, she's dead. Writing a scathing essay like obituary in your local paper regarding her cruel nature accomplishes virtually nothing. They said they wanted to "shame her a little bit". Ummmm...she's dead. She's not going to feel shame from 6 feet under. But now Im delving into an opinions based argument.

    But if it made those who were so hurt by her actions feel somewhat better or if it gave them closure than all the power to them.
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    Just wondering what's with the puffin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Just wondering what's with the puffin?
    Puffins are dickheads!

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    No, no, no...Puffins are assholes and parakeets are dickheads!!!
    Just go for it!

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    LEAVE. THE. PUFFIN. OUT. OF. IT.
    I'm FEMALE...Deal with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post
    LEAVE. THE. PUFFIN. OUT. OF. IT.
    We got these Puffins in our sights! They will not fool us anymore! Puffins are straight up ASSHOLES!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    We got these Puffins in our sights! They will not fool us anymore! Puffins are straight up ASSHOLES!!!!

    HH<------puffins can suck it-------------
    Oh YEAH???

    I dare you to call THIS puffin an "asshole" to its face! HA!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dibblekins View Post

    Puffins can't read, but here it goes........

    ASSHOLE



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    Puffins can't read, but here it goes........

    ASSHOLE



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    A full fledged Hurricane against a fucking puffin...that's funny!
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    Hate to break it to you, VHR - but HH isn't a REAL hurricane - he's a...BLOKE!!! (I know, I know - all these years he's been merely masquerading as a severe tropical cyclone!!!)

    No, my money's definitely on the Puffin. We have an entire island devoted to 'em 'round these parts - imaginatively titled 'Puffin Island' - so, I know just how slippery those little blighters can be. Especially when wet!

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    puffins vs otters.....who would win?

    my bet is on otters with their mad manual dexterity

    they would back stoke past those puffins with impunity and crack their little puffins heads open with a well thrown rock


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    Plus, otters are cool.
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