This memory page is dedicated to friends and family members that have passed away.
Aunt Maxine (December 2018)
My sister’s FIL (June 2017)
My nephew (February 2017). My book, Avian Friends (HERE), has some poems connecting to my nephew’s passing (and would be helpful for anyone in the grieving process).
Back Labrador: Sir Stephen Paul of Canterbury Royal (2005 -2018)
Golden Labrador Mix: Commodore Cody (2005 -2016)
Darrin K. (1968-2016)
Song connected with Darrin:
Kip White, 49 (2005). KIP was a music mentor for my spouse in the 1990’s – his family was like family to us when we lived in Colorado.
Jacob Nerud, 9 and Jordan Nerud, 8 (1998)
Gary Snyder, 49 (2001)
Cathy Snyder (Derry) November 2019
Image coming soon
Barbara Quade, 58 (2008)
Barb was our lawyer in the 1990’s (
rescuedhelped us with visitation for my step-daughter) and not only was she an amazing lawyer and wonderful business woman, she was a loving person, caring momma and had a generous heart.
“Once in a while, attorneys master their practice and then continue to push the envelope by promoting a higher level of professionalism and practice.
Barbara C. Quade, a long-time hero and advocate of Metro Volunteer Lawyers of Denver, was one such excellent attorney, and will be dearly missed by many. Quade passed away Nov. 28, at her home in Windsor. She was 58.
She graduated from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. She was a principal of the firm Quade, Fontana & Bonin and later established Quade Family Law. She received a lifetime achievement award…” more of article here
Shanna Blankenship (1980-1995).
Shanna died at 15 years if age as a passenger in a drunk driving accident. So sad.
I still keep in touch with her mom at Xmas.
This song reminds me of her:
Norma Furgerson (October, 2010). Norma and I shared a connection through her writing. I am glad that our paths crossed and in heaven someday we will share poems and stories….:)
Mr. Caldarelli (2005). Caldarelli was my 6th grade teacher and he invested in me as a writer and as a young learner. So grateful for him.
post is here
Maryann Halligan, 36 (1968-2004)
Kim, Maryann, and Yvette (1985)
Matt Row, 39 (2008)
I did not know Matt, but would like to honor him here as his essence lingers on through his widow, Andrea (and their two children).
Matt and Andrea – click on photo for blog.
David – Our neighbor and forever friend (January, 2013)
David’s Dad (January, 2015)
My dad (2004)
I do not have a post written for my dad, but I will link one if one unfolds. ❤ –
In the meantime, I will just share that I have my dad’s eyes!
This Clapton song reminds me of him –
A few Comics – because it can lift spirits and combat grief – right? 🙂