2012 Memorial Service Summary
The 36th Remembrance Service was beautiful, serene and no rain. I am sure all of your loved ones & friends were smiling down on us, as we were thinking of all of them.
We had a little different service this year which turned out beautiful. It began with a song by Mango (Phil Stephens) who works at Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, who was originally from Hawaii. The music was wonderful; he brought two Hula dancers Kevin & Amy that performed to the songs. It was more graceful, serene, and beautiful than I had hoped for. God always brings someone to us, and he did again as our daughter Tina, works with him at the ranch.
Rev. Paul Logue from the Estes Park Baptist church read meaningful scripture from Isaiah 43:1-3 & Psalms 29:1-11 & offered Prayer. Linda Mariner spoke on Cedar Cove & shared memories of her Father (“Doc” Lee) whom she lost. Her Mother Mary and Sister Sandy were spared even through their house moved down stream with them in it, never to be the same again. We thank you for sharing your cherished memories with us. It took a lot of strength because they have been private all these years. Mango then sang the song “Turn Turn Turn” at Linda’s request. Beautiful!!
Four Scholarships were presented by the board. Two were present Molly Nelson and Heidi Young our first Great Great Grandchild. Not present were Colton Clark & Alexandra Little. The Hula Dancers performed with serenity as Mango sang “You Raise Me Up”.
The Candles were lit for the five that were never found, Evelyn Kindred, Vernon Oler, George McCarty, Teresa Graham, & Rochelle Rogers by Tina Seaman as Mango sang “Candle on the Water”. (Very moving.)
We closed with Amazing Grace, Mango sang it in Hawaiian and then we all sang it, as the Dancers performed. It was beautiful!!! Rev. Logue closed in Prayer.
Once again thank you for your support through the year. Thank you to all who were able to attend. We saw some new faces this year and missed those of you who could not attend. Hope to see you all next year. Have a beautiful rest of the summer, great fall, and little snow as possible! Sadly July 29-12 we lost Bill Reinhart a Cedar Cove survivor, he will be missed. Our condolence’s to his Family.
God Bless you all, Barb & the Board