for_ariane (for_ariane) wrote,

Those whom we have lost

image courtesy of freefoto.comDeath is one of those occasions when all members of a famly tend to come together, no matter what other kinds of things separate them. It has always seemed important to recognize and acknowlege that final passage. Perhaps it is only a way-station, and all this life is only an illusion, but all the same nothing goes on as it did before that river has been crossed.


Your grandmother Elisa passed away in 2006, after you lost contact with us. She is buried with her husband, the grandfather that you never really knew. You can find her name at the cemetary website, if you ever want to visit.


Laurie passed away two days ago, on January 18, 2008. She was diagnosed with ALS in the summer. She declined quickly, losing the use of her legs and arms, then her ability to swallow and to speak, and finally to breathe. She had the hereditary version, which progresses more rapidly than the other kind.  She will be buried with Celeste and her mother. From the obituary: All are invited to a graveside service on Tuesday, January 22nd at 11:00am in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Central Street, West Acton. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in her name to the Feed the Children, on-line at; or by mail, Feed the Children, PO Box 36, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101-0036.

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