On a typical morning at the beginning of this school year, a bus known as "Bus 106" carrying dozens of students to Clark Magnet High School from Glendale was late to school again.
So, Barbara Melone, then senior administrative secretary at the school, made an announcement she had grown used to making, often in her disgruntled, irritated or sarcastic tone.
"Bus 106 has just arrived," she told the entire student body over the school's intercom. Then, only to her colleagues in the school's front office, she joked, "I'm going to put 'Bus 106 has just arrived' on my tombstone."
Just weeks later, Melone passed away at age 67 after a long battle with cancer, but one that didn't keep her from missing work.
Her sudden death rocked the campus, and students took to Twitter that day to say she was a "legend" and Clark wouldn't be the same without her.