April 19, 2010

Memorial Service

After this weekend, I finally feel ready to post some pictures from Grandpa's memorial service.
It was a day that I will never forget.
As I mentioned before, the service was in the Chapel in the Sky at the Crystal Cathedral.  This is how we decorated the front table.

After the service, we had a really nice reception in the art gallery there.
We had a slideshow at the reception and set up a table of pictures.
We took a whole group family picture.  We were excited that everyone was there for the picture, but realized when we went to take it that John and his family had already left.  We always seem to have at least one person missing in these pictures....I guess that's just how it is when you have a family this big.  But, no worries, because John and his wife Michelle are next up on Meet My Family Monday.  Yep, I am finally starting that up again after the rough couple of months we have had.

This is the niche where we placed Grandpa's ashes over the weekend.  A marker will be placed on the front as soon as it is engraved.
I am so thankful for all the ways that we have been able to celebrate the life of Grandpa. We have had a lot of really special time with family, and I am so grateful that I have all of them to share this experience with.  We were so blessed to have Grandpa in our lives, and we will love him and miss him forever.


  1. i dont know how were smiling in these pictures and i dont know why it still doesnt seem real

  2. Mindy,
    Thank you for sharing these pictures. It was a difficult day, but oh, what a wonderful family Grandpa left behind.
    Love you,
    Aunt Betty

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