Opal “Maddy” Swims, age 20, died Thursday, April 21, 2021, in Vassar. In accordance with Maddy’s family’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held from noon until 8 p.m. May 4, 2021, at Maddy’s home. Condolences may be shared on Maddy’s tribute page at martinfuneralhome.com.

Maddy was born May 4, 2000, in Vassar. It is with heavy hearts we have to say goodbye to Maddy, whose life has ended before it could truly begin. There wasn’t a room Maddy couldn’t light up with her smile, her outgoing and loving personality was contagious. She was a creative soul with a heart of gold inside and out. To know Maddy was a great blessing to everyone who loved her. Although she has been taken so soon from this world, her love of life will live on through us all.

Maddy is survived by her parents, Debra and Casey Esterline; father, Marcus Swims; brothers: Ronnie Huyghe, Aaron Esterline; sister-in-law, Leslie Huyghe; grandmother, Opal Swims; grandparents, Jim and Sue Esterline; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Maddy’s obituary was lovingly written by her family.