June 22, 2023
Mardi DeMiero, a longtime resident of Shelton, passed away in her sleep on June 14, 2023, in Edgewood, WA.
Martha Ann Gomez who went by Mardi was born on July 29, 1951 in Trinidad, Colorado. She was the ninth of twelve children born to Beningo and Feliciana Gomez. Her father was a coal miner and her mother a homemaker. She grew up in Segundo and graduated from Primero High School in 1969.
Mardi was known for her beauty and her free spirit. In her youth she hitchhiked across the country and spent time in Drop City, an iconic, artistic hippie commune. She also lived in Massachusetts and California before settling in Washington in May of 1977, where she spent the next 45 years. She worked for a period of time as an advocate for youths who she affectionately referred to as "her kids" for the rest of her life. Mardi gave birth to six children, most of which were born at home with the help of midwives and a full audience of family and friends. She loved her children fiercely and instilled in them a true grit for the tough times in life.
She loved turquoise jewelry, ceramics, artwork and rock and roll music. She made the best potato salad and Thanksgiving stuffing. Her grandchildren called her Mae Mae. She has left a legacy of tenacious children and grandchildren. She will be remembered and she will be missed.
Mardi is survived by her children; Mike DeMiero, Tony DeMiero, Tiana Williams, Marissa DeMiero, Paul DeMiero and step-daughter Nakia DeMiero. Daughter-in-laws, Jannel Borseth and Alison DeMiero, son-in-law Alex Williams, grandchildren; Tanner Michaelis, Jordan DeMiero, Constance DeMiero, Cole DeMiero, Acacia Brown, Kalel Brown, Liam Lawin, Lilly Lawin, Riley DeMiero, Ikaika Peralta, Ivan Peralta, Raymond Mann, Lauren Burrell and Tristan Douglas, great-granddaughter; Avery Jean Hall-Ash. Siblings; Jean Romero, Cecilia St. Amand, Ben Gomez, Antoinette Porter and Lynn Medina. As well as numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
She is resting in heaven with her parents, daughter Acacia DeMiero and siblings Carmen Graham, Juanita Martinez, Pat Gomez, Phyllis Gomez, Arlene McHaffie and Tony Gomez.
Services will be held on July 29th. 2023. Please contact family for details.