Tonight, in a darkened room in a hospital bed he lies small, but this is not who he is.
He is a man of strength. Four months ago, he kayaked mountain lakes. Ten months he battled cancer.
He is a working man. Until the day before surgery his career spanned forty-three years. He managed millions of dollars but never managed a person. He considered those he worked beside to be family.
He is a father and a friend. The families he was born into, married into and the two families he raised to adulthood were home to his truest friends.
He is a patriot. As his fathers before him, his brothers beside him and sons that followed him, he stood for his country.
He is a gentleman. He practiced kindness, was a protector of modesty and honored above all else the roles of wife and motherhood.
He is a son of God; convert to covenant-keeper. Holding fast to the good, gave him the ability to endure to the end.
In work and in life he followed The Plan. Well-earned 26, my sweetest friend.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Relief Society Room, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Four Mile Chapel with a funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m. An interment service will be held in Mountain View Memorial Park.
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