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Transitions-Maureen "Mojo" Reardon, January 10, 1947 -- September 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Maureen "Mojo" Reardon, 63, of Eureka Springs passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 14.

Mojo was born in Washington, D. C., daughter of Joseph and Juanita Reardon. She spent her childhood in Florida and Louisiana, later in California, then settled in Kauai, Hawaii for twenty years, and afterward in Dallas.

Her introduction to Eureka Springs began in Dallas with a pair of rainbow-colored high heel slippers worn by Monda Clark. Mojo wanted those slippers so badly that she blurted out that she wanted those shoes... Monda said to her, "You belong in Eureka Springs..." and so Mojo moved to our little city, where she discovered she had always belonged spritually. She fit into Eureka like her slippers fit -- perfectly and comfortably.

In spite of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she lived and loved life to the fullest, with excitement and joy, immense creativity, doing paintings and stained glass. She considered herself an old hippie who came here to spend her days.

She became one of Eureka's most loving and colorful characters; so much so that an article was published in the Citizen about her in 2005. This quote from that article describes the amazing attitude she carried with her:

"MS is the biggest blessing of my life. It taught me not to spin my wheels in nonproductive relationships and it taught me how limited our time here is. It taught me the joy of being a kid again."

Like Cinderella and Dorothy, Mojo knew the right shoes may carry you farther than you think. We shall all miss her charm, her flair, her zest for life.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date.


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It surprised me when i read this since this was my neighbor. She never was seen much after she moved in to her apt. and yet she was a well known very spiritual and artistic person I would have loved to have known better. It just shows me that sometimes a person needs to get out and meet your neighnbors before it's too late, we may have become fast friends as I am also artistic and loved cats since I found she also had a cat who will miss her I'm sure. My own mother has M.S. and now I find my own neighbor had it, I may have been able to heave been more help to her had i got to know her and realized her pain, my mom deals with it all day every day. I send my condolences out to all "Mojo's" family and friends. May she rest in peace.

-- Posted by catlover1 on Thu, Oct 7, 2010, at 6:30 PM

My husband and I met Mojo a few years ago and became instant friends. We sought her out to see her just two years ago when we were there on vacation. I am glad we got to take her to dinner. She was such a joyful person with having her illness and she never let it get her down.

We corresponded for a few years and I loved recieving her letters. She is missed and loved.

Kathy & Jim Boone

-- Posted by kathyb on Thu, Oct 21, 2010, at 4:26 PM

Maureen was always a character. I met Maureen when she transferred to my junior high school in San Diego and not really knowing to many people she asked me to a ninth grade dance. Dance day came and Maureen showed up as the beautiful young lady she was wearing those stockings with a seam up the back. Boys were in shock with their tongues hanging out. Freshman year in college we had some fun filled dates. Maureen was such a nice person with so much personality. We had made some contact over the years and I learned of her love of cats. Very sad to learn of Maureen's passing.

Mike Schell

-- Posted by GoBears71 on Fri, Nov 18, 2011, at 12:09 PM

I met Maureen (Mojo) when lived in Eureka while creating the Lingerie Boutique for Monda Clark in the loft of her shop It's About Time. She did her job and lived her life with zest. She also made some pretty strong coffee...lol I'll never forget her unless I forget everything else in my life. I do miss her. Rest in Peace Mojo

The Wiz (Tom Koss)

-- Posted by wiz820 on Thu, Jun 14, 2012, at 10:03 PM


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