This memory page is dedicated to certain friends and family members that have passed away.
My sister’s FIL (June 2017)
My nephew (February 2017)
My book, Avian Friends (HERE), has some poems connecting to my nephew (and would be helpful for anyone in the grieving process)
Sir Stephen Paul of Canterbury Royal (2005 – 2018)
Photo coming soon
Commodore Cody (2005 -2016)
Darrin K (1968-2016)
1. 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.
2. Jacob Nerud, 9 and Jordan Nerud, 8 (1998)
3. Gary Snyder, 49 (2001)
Barbara Quade, 58 (2008)
Barb was our lawyer in the 1990’s (
rescued helped 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, 15 (1995)
Shanna died (in 1995) 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. More on this experience perhaps another time – but 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.
post is here
Maryann Halligan, 36 (1968-2004)
Kim, Maryann, and moi (ca. 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.