Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dear Kids,
      Here's the latest from Bonnie regarding the funeral time and place, the burial, and the luncheon:   We are finalizing all of the funeral plans, writing the program etc. The obituary will come out in Friday’s papers;  Deseret News and Provo Herald.  The funeral will be Monday June 20th at 11:00 a.m.  The location will be the Sharon Stake center on 85 east 700 north in Orem. It is just south of the Gold’s gym on 8th north. There will be a private family viewing at 10:00 a.m.  in the relief society room. The burial will be at Orem cemetary, and then a luncheon at mom and dad’s ward building 200 north 200 east (near their home)  We are so grateful for everyone who is making sacrifices to be there. It is difficult when gas prices are so high and airfare is through the roof. I keep feeling a sense of how pleased mom/grandma is with all of the plans, and that so many of you are coming. She is very happy.
       This is me, now.  I have the feeling, too, that Grandma is very happy now.  I feel closer to her now than I did before she died.  She's that beautiful young woman, who was my mother when I was little.  And she doesn't have any back pain or knee pain, and she doesn't need her oxygen!  Yay!
      Dad and I will be at the cabin from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning, and we're going to Church in the Francis 2 ward from 9-12 am.  (We're still on a quest to find the right church.)  After church, we'll head directly back to Salt Lake.  Sharon is arriving about that time. 
       Sunday is Fathers Day, of course, and I hope it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.  All of you will see Dad on Monday at the funeral, but if you want to visit him Friday night or Saturday at the cabin, we'll be there.  Or Sunday afternoon, at our house.
      Lots of love, Mom