Nothing is known about Maria's life prior to or as the outbreak began except that she married Gordon.
After surviving the outbreak for the first few months with her husband, she and her husband eventually encountered the Saviors and joined the Sanctuary. At some point, she dies of unknown causes and is buried.
Maria is mentioned by Gordon as he is held at gunpoint by Dwight, who threatens to dig up Maria's body and feed it to the crows if Gordon does not keep moving back to the Sanctuary from which he ran away.
It is unknown how she died but she either was killed by the Saviors or by Walkers, due to Dwight saying to Gordon that if he doesn't go back to the Sanctuary, he'll dig up her corpse and feed it to crows.
This list shows the victims Maria has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- "The Cell"