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

3 comments:

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.

L


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