It is with a heavy heart that we share news that our mother left us on Friday 7.17.2020 at 8am to go be with the Lord for eternity. We lost our mom and dad within a year of each other and this reality of no longer having parents here with us is so incredibly difficult to accept. To all who have reached out to my Sister and I we want to thank you so much for all of your Love during this time of challenge & celebration.
We did not get to choose who our mom would be when we came into this world but my sister and I know we had the best mom a son and daughter could ever ask for. We were blessed to have a mother that had one of the most loving and caring servant hearts ever put on this earth. Many of you had a chance to meet our mom and she always had a genuine interest in her family and the lives of those around her. She loved, cared, and cherished so many people that she had the chance to meet during her lifetime.
I had a chance to sit with my mom in an emergency room in Everett in March of 2018 and we prayed together to ask Jesus to be her Lord and Savior. I know that moment changed her eternal life forever and today we stand in celebration that she is no longer in pain but in a perfect Heaven with a perfect Lord.
As kind and loving as our mom was she was also one of the toughest women we ever met. She raised us on Camano Island when it was a very remote place and many times she had to do this on her own while our father was away flying on a trip. When we were kids I can remember the power going out many times when a storm would hit the island and you could hear the wind howling through the trees in the middle of the night. Our mom would light a lantern, turn on the radio to drown out the sound of the wind, gather up her kids and the dogs, and we would stay close to not be afraid. She knew exactly what to do and she never showed fear no matter how scared or worried she may have been.
We will also never forget the sports victories we shared together and the tireless trips up and down I-5 to get us to practices and our games so we could experience those great moments. She never let us miss a practice or a game and even if she may have been sick she held it in and took her kids to where they needed to go. Her kids and husband always came 1st in her life which is why it hurts so bad to no longer have her around.
Mom, we know you are reunited with your husband of 50 Years and we know that God shows us great blessings in time of tragedy. In the Bible, number 17 is a symbol of victory and perfection, specifically spiritual perfection. God called you home on the day you deserved to go and we know an army of angels escorted you to meet Jesus for the 1st time.
“Well done, well done good and faithful servant.” As the Lord has said this to you we also want this to be our final message.
We will forever Love you and we will miss you terribly. This is not goodbye but see you soon. We will make sure your legacy lives on through glorifying God and marching to make heaven more crowded.
We love you Mom. We will see you soon…God Bless.
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