As we begin this brand new year it's customary to look forward to the possibilities ahead of us and contemplate who we will become in the year ahead. But before we rush ahead into the future it is important for us to take time to pause and remember the people we've lost in 2018. People that, in some cases, we only knew for a short time and were lucky enough to meet and in other cases, people we've known a lifetime.
Each of the names we read tonight was a light in the universe, a person that touched those around them and left a mark. We read these names aloud tonight to honor their family who miss them and to honor their memory and let them know that they are not forgotten. Each name is a person, a lifetime of adventures and memories and each person will be greatly missed...
Then we read all the names of those we have lost, pausing along the way to remember stories and cherrished moments. This year we also remember those that passed in 2018 including
- Karen Nash, Robert Ford, Terry Carney, Susan "Sasi" Ives, Laura Dhal, Diane Evans, Sondra Resiter, Janet Hunt, Katharane Smith, Emily Koone, Stephanie Powell, Melanie Mohlmann, Lori Sears, Stephen Pollan, and Debra Burgess.
Shannon, Dave and Cheryl