For my family and I, all our thanks go to each and every one who took Dick in their hearts and prayers — those who attended the funeral service, those who sent sympathy cards and plants, those who attended the Campus Café at the time Dick was there. We also thank those who donated to Hospice, whose members were so kind and caring during Dick’s final days.
We also thank Eastern Star for their support of my needs in the final time. We also thank them for the wonderful meal they prepared and served to everyone after the service.
We also thank Darlene Thompson who played music and to her daughter, Shayla Keeling, as she sang a beautiful rendition of “One Day at a Time,” a song which I closed my prayer with every night.
To Pastor David Daniel, a long-time friend and former classmate in Monte Vista High School, who conducted the service with a powerful message, I thank him.
I thank my sister, Glenda, for praising him and also my brother, Mike, who supported me. To LuJean Castleberry, a cousin from Pueblo, for a plant she sent.
Dick’s sister, Kathy, was here from Memphis for two weeks, came back after two weeks at home with her elderly husband, and spent another two weeks until Dick passed. She was so supportive and helpful with so much bookwork.
As for me, I thank our two sons, Scott and Greg, for what they had to say about their Dad and showed pictures of his life. For my two “daughters,” Carrie and Debbie, I love and thank them so much, Carrie for providing the opening slide show and Debbie for coming so far and staying for so long.
As Dick’s wife, we had 56 years together.