Sunday, February 23, 2014

Remembering Aunt Debbie

 It was a beautiful service - one that Aunt Debbie would have loved.  Filled with LOTS of music - everything from hymns to Stevie Wonder!  She was hilarious and would have loved it.
 The flowers from Mom and the four sisters - bright and vibrant just like Aunt Debbie was.

It was so good getting to see some family we hadn't seen in a long time.  This is Mary Jo - Grandma Joan's daughter.  They all live in California, so the last time we saw them was at Kristen's wedding 4 years ago!

 Guy Davidson - told some very funny stories about "Sweet Karen" :)

Grandma Joan with the 4 Ks
 Mom with Ray and Barbara

Dwight was a friend of Debbie's - my Granddad Keith gave him his start playing the organ/piano in church and Debbie mentored him for a while.  He is a funny fellow - immensely talented!!
Debbie's husband Dan, and their only daughter Rebecca, who is in college.  It was great to get to see them and talk with them for a few minutes.  My heart breaks for Rebecca - can't imagine how hard it must be to lose your mom so very young. 

It was an emotional day, filled with laughing and crying.  But so very grateful for the gift that we could all be there together.  Would not have traded it for the world.

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