Our beloved Claudia Maritza Bogart (1963-2015) died peacefully on November 5th, after losing her battle to cancer. She will be dearly missed by all of us that were fortunate enough to have known her and were touched by her generosity as a friend and as an artist. She was well known for her adventurous spirit and her thirst for life. She moved to West Virginia in 1998 and became an American citizen a few years later. She loved this country but never forgot her Mexican heritage, as evidenced by her art and her love of Spanish literature. Claudia will always be in our hearts, with memories of her infectious laugh and wonderful sense of humor. She passed surrounded by her sister Elvira del Carmen and the love of her life, Damian. She is survived by her parents and two sisters.