2008-12-11 / Obituaries

In Memory


In memory of Amy Jo Chamberlain, daughter of Mont and Reta and sister of Ryan, on her birthday December 9:

A is for a happy and unique child who was fragile, but strong, compassionate and devoted friend, overcame many obstacles in her life, but still had time to smile. She was someone who warmed your heart just by her presence. She loved life and lived it to the fullest, even until the very end.

M is for the memories of you we will always cherish and keep close in our hearts forever.

Y is for the yearning to be with you fulfilling our emptiness and hurt of our hearts, but knowing it was not God's plan for you to stay here with us, but for us to look forward and have hope of being with you one day in heaven.

J is for the joy, love and happiness you brought to our lives daily.

O is for our guardian angel, Amy Jo.

We love you and miss you so very much


In loving memory of Jonathan Helman, who passed away December 11:

HELMAN HELMAN When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry.

People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the Earth in dizzy circles.

Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the daytime when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes. And when they sing windsongs, they whisper to us. "Don't miss me too much. The view is nice and I'm doing just fine."

Merry Christmas, Jonathan


Mom and family


In loving memory of Jonathan C. Helman, who passed away six years ago, May 15, 1972 - December 11, 2002: May the winds of love blow softly And whisper so you'll hear; We will always love And miss you And wish that you were here. Loving memories never die, As years roll on and days go by. In our hearts memories are kept, Of the loving husband and father We loved and Will never forget.

HELMAN HELMAN Forever in our hearts,

Stacey and Cody


In memory of Valarie Sheeder Runyon, December 15, 1968, to March 11, 2004:

Remembering Valarie on her

birthday and Christmas In remembering our departed

Valarie, We've adapted a literary piece That touched our hearts And reminded us of Val. Her angels comforted the children And said, "She will always walk

with you Even when she has passed

through the gates." The angels stood and watched her As she walked alone And the gates closed behind her We cannot see her But she is with us still. A mother, a daughter, a sister Like our Valarie Is more than a memory. She is a living presence. She is always with us. She is the whisper of the leaves As we walk down the road. She is the smell of certain foods

we remember. She is the flowers that we pick

from the field. She is the smell of that special

RUNYON RUNYON perfume she wore. She is the cool hand on our brow When we're not feeling well. She is each breath in the air On a cold winter's day. She is the sound of the rain That lulls us to sleep. She is the colors of the rainbow She is Christmas morning. She is her children's place They came from And their first home. She is the map they follow With every step they take. She is their first love, Their first friend And nothing on earth Can separate them. Not even death.

Happy birthday and Merry Christmas, dear Valarie

We forever love you

and miss you deeply.

Love, Tiffany, Olivia and Devin

Mom and Dad Hobie and Madison


In loving memory of our parents: George Strait, December 15, 1922 - June 9, 1977 and Beulah Strait, September 25, 1927 - December 8, 2007, at Christmas Time: We all wish you both a Merry

Christmas Always loving the both of you And always missing you both It's so hard for us to understand The reason that you both had to go But now we know you want us To mourn for you no more But to remember all of the happy

times That we had together Lief still has much in store Since you both will never be

forgotten We pledge to you today A hallowed place Within our hearts Is where you'll always stay.

Love forever

Judy and Buck

Norma and Carl Connie, Sharon and Marvin

Larry, Gerald Grandchildren and great-grandchildren

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