Saturday, October 25, 2008

In Honor of Grandpa Dick

My grandfather died peacefully last week from kidney failure after fighting a long battle with PKD (polycystic kidney disease). He is now buried on top of my grandmother in a military cemetery in San Antonio. I wanted to post some pictures in memory of him (thank you to my sis Sarah for providing a lot of these). His new wife, Grandma Timi, has been a constant companion to him after my Grandma Shirley died and she took care of him so well until the very end. It brought me a lot of peace knowing he had found more love in his life and he didn't die alone. I love you and miss you, Grandpa (and Grandma Shirley, too)!

Walking Aunt Barbi down the aisle

Dancing with Aunt Karen

Grandpa, Dad and Brother Richie

Grandma Shirley and brother Richie

Grandma Shirley and Me

RV traveling days

Grandpa, catching some much needed z's
(after my Grandma Shirley's passing)

Aunt Karen, Aunt Barbi, Dad and Grandpa

Grandpa's three monsters

My dad, being silly as usual
(where'd you think I got it?)

Grandpa meets Parker, May 2007

Grandma Timi and Parker

Military Honors at Grandpa's funeral

Grandma's gravestone


Eartaste said...

Thanks! Love ya! -Dad

Sarah Soos said...

Oh Erin, this is so sweet. A few of these pictures I don't think I've ever seen before.

Greg, Leann, Lily and Auntie Sarah said...

Erin, these are really nice pictures of G-Pa. What a cool thing to see.


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