Monday, February 2, 2015

Memorial Wall for February 2015

Here's the February listing from the Memorial Wall here at Widows Christian Place. I hope you'll use it throughout this month to pray for everyone. If you'd like to add your own tribute to the Memorial Wall, please follow the directions mentioned here. I'd be honored to add your precious memory.

* Linda * Steve (61) Colon Cancer * Christian (29); Jonathan (27); Stephen (25); Alyse (24); Daniel (22); Elijah (21); Shalam (20); Genesis (18); Moses (17); Isaiah (15); Joshua (13); Chaniel (10) * He was a man of great faith and a tremendous expositor of the Word of God. Serving in the ministry for almost 40 years, he loved seeing God change lives. He was also a staunch protector and defender of our family. We miss his presence, his wisdom and his guidance. I will never be the same, but I know that God is not through with me. I am also comforted to know that he is with the LORD and I will see him again someday.
2/9/2011 * Lynn * Frank-Head and neck cancer * one son, Jamie, age 31 * So glad you cherished me and I you, for 36 wonderful years. So proud of your love for your fellow man and how you ministered to them
2/10/2012 * Judy * Bill, had surgery and didn't wake up. He had been diagnosed with several serious health issues past 6 years. * Kim (49), Scott (45), Tim (43), Heather (35), Josh (26). * Bill, you will live on in our hearts forever.
2/13/2012 * Carol * Rich. No illness, died suddenly of a pulmonary embolis just one month shy of his 48th birthday. * Two daughters - Ashley (22), and Cassidy (20) * An outgoing, lively person. He worked with troubled youth for over 27 years. I miss him more and think about him more than I thought possible. * Upstate New York
2/13/2009 * Bridgett * Kent - brain cancer * Joshua (7), Ethan (5) and Nolan (4) * 2 Cor. 1:9 & 1 Thes. 4:13-14.
2/15/2012 * Teri Ollila * Eric Ollila, Prostate Cancer, age 57 * Andrea 30, Sarah 25, Matt 19 *
Our lives have changed forever, we hold your love in our hearts. We look forward to seeing you again.
2/15/2000 * Ferree * Bruce-brain anyuerism * Brooke,19; Lisa,16; Brad, 14 * We'll love you forever. (grateful God sent Tom, remarried in 2002).
2/16/2014 * Linda * Michael - 1.75 year battle against kidney cancer * Mark 35, Greg 31, and Laura 36. * We were married for 42 years, were blessed in so many ways including our children,
their spouses, and 2 grandchildren.
02/19/2013 * Celia * Bill, 72 * After 9 years of suffering from side effects of radiation and chemo for base of tongue cancer, he had heart value replacement surgery (damaged from radiation). He survived surgery, came home and 2 days later was rushed back to the hospital unresponsive. He had had several mini strokes. He was starting to improve but on Saturday night had a bigger stroke and another on Sunday night. He lived two more days after that. * Bill, you are the love of my life. I love and miss you so much.
2/19/2011 * Cheri * Ward died of a massive heart attack after having back pains that his doctor said was muscle pain. He worked hard all that week, so it was unexpected. * Son, Paul was 40, and our daughter Keli, was 8. * Ward died in Hawaii. I have since moved to California to be near my son and his family.
2/19/2005 * Vivian * Dale, 67, died in a "one in a million accident" as stated in an article in the Golf Magazine. He loved playing golf and retired early to be a Marshall at the local golf course. Our son Scott was playing golf one day, and Dale was woking so he went to watch him. He hid behind a tree like he should, but Scott's drive hit a tree branch and then hit Dale in the back of his neck. It ruptured the large blood vessel in his neck and he was unconcious within minutes. He had told me 3 days before that when he died he wanted me to donate his organs (which I did) because he knew he would die before me. * Married 43 yrs * Lynnette (41), Philip (39), Scott (31), Deanna & Dean (29)* You were loved by everyone who know you but especially by me. You taught me what love was since I had not experienced it before. I was so privileged to have you as a husband and father for our children. I miss you more than you could have ever known. I wish I had told and showed you more than I did how much you meant to me. I am so thankful that you taught us all to love God and we all look forward to spending eternity with you.
2/20/2013 * Lucie * Ivan - his aorta burst * Tomas age 19, Michael age 16, Simon age 3, Jonah (stepson) age 17, Vaclav (stepson) age 21, Elishka (stepdaughter) age 19 * there is hope that goes behind the death, I know his existence continues * Czech Republic
2/21/2014 * Karen Jeffers * Neil Jeffers, Heart Attack * Marty (42), Amy (31), Jason(29) * The man who taught me what real love was all about died at home at age 59 from a heart attack and I was with him. I am thankful to God I was there. He was a wonderful, happy, joyful person to everyone he met and left lasting impressions of laughter. I am so grateful he came to really know Jesus before he died and that I will be with him again. Neil, I love you always and forever. * San Antonio, TX
2/21/2012 * Gail * Lawrence, died of Colon cancer, aged 54 * Nat (31), TJ (29), James (26), Mandy(20) * I am so grateful to know my honey is in the Lord's hands and that we will meet again at the Resurrection. It has been a hard year and I have missed him sorely, selling the house and moving and then putting on a 21st party for my daughter last month was the hardest. I have been receiving your emails and they have been a great comfort to me! Bless all you other widows who are here for each other! - New Zealand.
2/24/2012 * LoriAnne * Roger - a 2 year battle with Pancreatic Cancer * 3 children (adults): Anna (32, Sarai (28), Jared (22) * I never knew how horrendous this 'grief thing' was going to be, until I was thrown into it! Yes, my husband fought this dreaded cancer for 2 years; but we held fast that the Lord was going to heal him here on this earth. The final 2 mths, he was very sick and I had to watch as the cancer ravaged his body. I am thankful he is now whole once again and yes, HEALED; and with our Savior and full of joy! But I that remain here on this earth, desperately miss him & find myself torn in 2. We shared such a complete love & he was the dearest man. Will these tears ever stop flowing....I am so alone without him. I put all my faith & trustin my Lord & I know He will get me thru this one day at a time. As the Bible says; HE is my husband now & takes care of the widows! * Oregon
2/27/2012 * Karen * Frank, age 58, heart rupture * two sons, Nate 27, Brandon 26 and one grandson whom he loved, Luke 28 months. * We were married 34 years. We were talking out in the yard and he just fell forward. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I don't understand but I choose to trust the Lord. It's a daily choice.
2/28/2010 * Ramona * Jimmy – congestive heart failure * Jessica, 21 *It’s such a comfort to know you are with Jesus, but we miss you still and will love you always * FL


  1. I have been following this blog for almost three years now. My heart hurts each time I see the names with a more recent date than my husband's passing. Praying for all.

  2. It's a long road, Sparrow, and I'm honored to have "walked" it with you these past 3 years. It was very poignant for me to post this month's as my own listing is included. When I realize hundreds and hundreds of women are widows each day here in the States, it's overwhelming. Yet, God is bigger than that ocean of pain. I can only stand in awe as I wonder at the plans He has for us. <3

  3. For no one is cast off
    by the Lord forever.

    Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
    so great is his unfailing love.

    For he does not willingly bring affliction
    or grief to anyone

    --Lamentations 3:31-33

  4. I love those verses, Swan, they speak words of life to me. Thank you for posting them today!


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