Thursday, July 17, 2014

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Wednesday, July 16 at 6:15pm our Mom passed away. She was awake and alert when she left. We were there to watch her go. How badly I wanted to stop her suffering. It was difficult to watch, but I knew letting her get through it was the only way she would be pain free and with her own Mom again. I miss her so much. Words do not even come close to explaining the feelings we all felt, and still feel. She was an amazing woman. How grateful we are to call her "mom", our family's sweetheart. There is a hole in our hearts, until we see her again. My dear dad has been a rock for us and handled her passing with such grace and faith. Her battle with cancer is lost, but not without a few good kicks from Dawna and all who love her.

Please join us in gathering for her funeral services in Monroe, Washington.
The funeral service will be held Monday July 21st
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
17332 Tester Road
Viewing will be 9:00-10:30am
Funeral service will begin at 11:00am

There will be a graveside service in Brigham City, Utah on July 24th at Brigham City Cemetery at 9:00am, where we will lay her body to rest.

Thank you for the love and support extended. Keep the love coming!


  1. Valerie, is the graveside service only for family? If not, what time will it be? I'd love to attend if possible.

    1. I think originally it was, but friends are welcome! I have added the info to the post. Thanks for asking :)

  2. Loved working with Dawna in NY. Such a talented lady. She was a hard act to follow as Primary President. Love and prayers for your family.Pamela Shepard (Ferreira)