I have made this website so that people can know who my mom was and can see some of the pictures that I have of her.  She was born Marie Victorina Badami on February 10, 1919 and died August 17, 2006, of natural causes after spending two years in a nursing home, California Special Care Center, in La Mesa, California.  CSCC is a very nice facility that has wonderfully caring workers.  She had suffered a debilitating stroke in August 2004, from which she never recovered. 

The Family page describes my mom's parents, brothers, and sister, with pictures of the period before she was married. 

The Marriage page describes my mom's marriage to my dad, David Bluit Gilliam, who was born and raised in Kentucky.

The Gallery page contains pictures of Marie and her family.

The Guestbook page is a place for readers to comment on this website or, if they knew my mom, on their relationship with her.

Marie was about 21 years old in this portrait.
The Life and Times of
Marie Victorina Badami Gilliam
February 10, 1919 - August 17, 2006
All rights reserved by Annette Gilliam
Copyright 2006