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.