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On Feb. 18 Maria Franziska von Trapp passed away after spending her life as a performer alongside her six siblings, and later as a lay-missionary with her step-mother in Papua New Guinea.
Maria von Trapp, the last surviving member and second-eldest daughter of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for "The Sound of Music," has died. She was 99.
Rosana Faessler checks on reservations, chats with guests in the dining room, makes sure the next morning's breakfast buffet is clean and stocked, then straightens a picture on the wall. These tasks easily could be delegated to the staff. But Mrs. Faessler just can't help herself.