Saturday, October 3, 2015

Memorial Wall for October 2015

It takes only a few sentences to get a picture of the lives and loves of our widows and their families this month. Please pray for each of them. 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.
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OCTOBER
10/01/2012
* Gareth * Clare (lung cancer/ stroke) * We’d just moved to start a new life, Clare had a “chest infection” turned out to be pleurisy (turned out to be lung cancer). Until the week before she died we expected her to get better but then she had a stroke. The last week was absolutely amazing (the family worshipped and prayed together at 3pm everyday) (but I wish we could have talked to each other). Clare died at the end of our singing “Jesus we celebrate your Victory” but my life has been blown out of the water * Aberystwyth, Mid Wales
10/05/2011 * Donna * Raymond- suicide * Renee 17 years old; Isaac 13 years old * Psalm 4:8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety. * Your pain and suffering is over now, my love; rest in the presence of our Lord until we meet again. Thank you for the 19 years of marriage and two incredible children you gave me. You are always in our hearts. * Ohio
10/10/2012 * Soledad (Soli) * David M Serrato, age 64, passed away at almost the midnight hour. * I was there at ICU with him till the end. He loved me soo much and I love him soo much still now. He contracted West Nile virus in the worst outbreak in US history; he fought for 3 months and 5 days till he went with God to Heaven. My husband used to pray over me when I would sleep. Because he was older than me, he knew he could go before me. He would tell me how he prayed to God for years, asking for permission to be my Guardian Angel when/if he passed before me. He taught me to learn to like myself, to be strong and to trust in God. He always told me this: "Jesus is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings and one day every knee shall bow and every tongue confess He is Lord...." God joined our prayers together, we met, and we became a family for almost 12 yrs. I feel lost without him, I thought he was MY assignment to take care of for the rest of my life, but now I feel lost, hurt, abandoned by God some times even. * Central Texas
10/13/2010 * Glenda * Jim- He died suddenly from a heart attack while playing golf. It was a beautiful, sunny day and he made his putt and then just fell over. * Our sons: Crawford and Glenn * Jim was a quiet and kind man who made each day special and fun. We met in college in 1959 and were about to celebrate our 50th anniversary. His deep faith brings peace to my heart.
10/15/ 2014 * Suzanne * Graham -- brain cancer * No children, unfortunately (we were too late out the starting gate!) * I am so grateful for the 20 years that God gave us. I love you so much & always will. I know you're enjoying Heaven & I don't begrudge that. I will be with you some day. * New Jersey
10/15/2010 * Doris * Frank died at age 76 of metastasized lung cancer six weeks after diagnosis, the shortest six weeks of my life. Stomach cancer had spread and filled his lungs and liver and we never knew it; occasionally he would say, “I don’t feel good today,” but it never stopped him from his work. * Frank had a daughter, Debbie who was 53, from a first marriage of 21 years; I had 2 sons from a first marriage of 18 years, Mark was 46, and Michael who was killed in an auto accident in 2000 at age 34. * Frank and I were married for 32 years. He was the hardest working man I’ve ever known, a Supervisor in the Heavy Machine Shop at Newport News Shipbuilding, had a part-time tree business for 35 years and he did the climbing – his last tree was six weeks before he died. He was known as Mr. Fix-It and helped anybody who needed him. Frank was a “man’s man,” hunted, fished and he left a big empty hole in many lives. I so miss his arms around me and the strength of his presence. I was blessed to be married to Frank. * Yorktown, Virginia.
10/16/2011 * Lisa * Bill. He went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 16, 2011. He died from a very rare form of thyroid cancer. * At the time of his death, our sons Kyle was 15 and Randy 12. * Our love and faith in God is the only thing that has gotten us through. We were married for 16 years and I have been with him for more than half of my life. I miss him terribly! *
Indiana
10/16/1999 * Catherine * Sid, hepatitis C * son Ben - 36 years old - died of cancer in February, 1993. He was a wonderful young man, loved music. * I still miss my two men, even after all this time, but I
lead a support group at my church and it helps me to help others.
10/20/2009 * Donna * Robert [Bob] - Bob was killed in a logging accident on our farm. He was 53* Gabriel Robert, age 10 * Missouri.
10/21/11 * Amanda * Wade...sudden massive heart attack. * Our children...Misty (28), Katie (26), Bethany (24) * We were married for 31 years and not a day goes by that I don't miss him. He was amazing! * Louisiana
10/22/2014 * Beth * Douglas (50) pancreatic cancer * 3 sons Alex (18), Nick (16), and Zach (13). * Doug pastored a church and was working hard at his CPE credits working towards his goal of chaplaincy. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer 10 months before his death. We were married for 22 years and he loved his boys dearly. We all miss him dearly.
10/23/13 * Shauna Pendleton * Gary Pendleton, toxic mega-colon * Frank (18) * We were highschool sweethearts married for 22 years. We had just begun our 2nd honeymoon (empty nest). The grief is beyond painful. He was the most amazing man with a heart of gold and a sense of humor that could make anyone laugh. TX
10/23/12 * Trudie * Alan Sandberg died due to motorcycle accident. * Three grown children, 5 grandchildren. * Alan was the sweetest and most compassionate man I've ever known. God's servant, he had a servants heart. He loved me as though there was no tomorrow and our children were precious to him. I will love and miss him forever.
10/24/2010 * Jenn * Jonathan, at age 38. * Shannon 14, Gabriel, 2 * He's finally free! Experiencing the fullness of God he failed to fully know on earth. Despite all his struggles, I truly loved him.
10/25/2010 * Karen * Mark, 51 - Complications from MS, kidney, heart and weaked immune system. * Katie 24, Kerrygan 22, Tom 20 * We miss him as he was taken away from us too young.
10/26/2014 * Carla Maxwell * James Maxwell, died from a brain aneurism at age of 48 * Jessica 25, Courtney 22, Bobby 20, Carl 16, JR 14 and Two Grandsons - Trace 3, Tucker 9 months * Jim was my life, my Everything, my Best Friend. I will forever miss him and long to see him in Heaven. Greatest Dad and Husband; we couldn't ever have asked for more. Greensboro, NC
10/26/2010 * Kathleen * Wayne * Sepsis * David 25, currently lives with me; Jon 22, (engaged to Holly) lives with me * Recently started to volunteer with Indiana Organ Donation Organization (IOPO) Wayne received the gift of life: a Heart Transplant. He was able to live an additional 13 years, to see his sons grow up. We live in Northern Indiana
10/28/2012 * Gertrude * William Henry, lung cancer
10/29/2013 * Lynda Slattery * Michael Slattery, cancer * Marianne (19), Jonathan (16), Rebekah (13) * Mike and I had a happy and healthy relationship. We have been blessed by so many friends and family members who helped us through Mike's year and half battle with cancer, his passing and funeral, and now through this first year full of firsts to get through. I'm praying for patience and guidance for whatever the future holds for us. * Greenville, SC
10/29/2011 * Tanya * Jim, heart attack * Ashley 21 years old-Niccole 19 years old-Trisha 12 years old. * My husband was such a blessing to me and we miss him every second of the days. He had brought so much joy to our lives. I look very forward to being him in Heaven with him one day. We are doing the best we can to create a new norm to our life. * Washington
10/31/2009 * Catherine * Jimmy-pneumonia secondary to H1N1 (44 years old) *Joe (20), Jason(15), and Susanna, (5) * There are no words.

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