Papa went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2017 at 6:04 p.m. He was at home with us, just as he would’ve wanted it. Pneumonia had its hold and wouldn’t let go, but a stroke on Wednesday March 29th, helped him get to heaven a little sooner.
Now he’s hanging out with Mitch’s dad, back with mom and everyone else that went before him.
But I know he still loves me this much
soaking up all the love in heaven
No longer in the prison of his dementia
Charlie is trying to adjust
Them being besties
and back seat napping buddies
Charlie hasn’t eaten in a few days but is starting to come back around
The man who was always up for almost anything made some great memories with us.
whether he was kittening around
or pretending to be grumpy cat
he was always drinking in the goodness of life
Even when he was tired, he was willing to keep me company
And aways had a smile on his face
When we traveled the country
and things got tough, he’d have a profound moment of deep thought and say just the right thing… like, “it is what it is, we’ll manage.”
I loved being his pride and joy
and Mitch loved being his son
Boy did the three of us have some fun!
The joy of a good breakfast
and coming over for pie
was a wonderful guy
Now he’s in the mansion in the sky!
We’ll remember the good times
cherishing what we had
but for now
we’ll wrap our loving arms around the memory of you
and say “goodbye Dad”
Services will be held at the
on April 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Washington State Veterans Cemetary