2013-03-21 / Obituaries

In Memory

LONG

In loving memory of Eugene D. Long, March 29, 1949 – May 9, 2008:

Those we love don’t go away

They walk beside us every day

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear.

In life we loved you dearly;

In death we do the same.

You left us beautiful memories,

So numerous and fair.

Though we cannot see you,

We know that you are there.

We know the truth, the calling,

Which one day all will see.

Though nothing seems the same today,

Tomorrow is yet to be.

We seek you in a heart of prayer

As time draws us ever near,

That we may too be worthy of Jesus’ call to come

For in His love death is gone

For all whose belief is strong.

We trust in God’s word

That all His sayings be true,

That in this truth as God calls us one by one,

The family chain once broken in life temporal,

Is restored eternal

You are always in our hearts,

Debra, Adam and

Louise Long

Barbara Lehman and

Beverly Hopper

MOWEN

In memory of Martha Mowen, 3-21-27 to 9-11-09: My Mother Kept A Garden

My mother kept a garden

A garden of the heart

She planted all the good things,

That gave my life its start.

She turned me to the sunshine

And encouraged me to dream;

Fostering and nurturing

The seeds of self-esteem.

And when the winds and rains came,

She protected me enough;

But not too much, she knew I’d need

To stand up strong and tough.

Her constant good example,

Always taught me right from wrong;

Markers for my pathway

To last my whole life long.

I am my mother’s garden,

I am her legacy

And I hope today she feels the love,

Reflected back from me.

Daughter

Sandy

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