"In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to Almighty God our brother Elbert; and we commit his body to the ground; earth to earth; ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The Lord bless him and keep him, the Lord make his face to shine upon him and be gracious unto him and give him peace. Amen."
My most recent photo of Lee Ann and husband Rob, at our Mystery Dinner March 2017
The last time anyone saw her alive on this side of eternity, Lee Ann was smiling and princess-waving to those who loved her most as the nurses rolled her away to surgery.
photo credit Judy Hall
I remember Ryan Lohrey as one of my son Kamaron's fellow senior classmates on the 2004 Raider championship football team. (Kamaron was #1, and his friend Ryan was the bald guy kneeling in front of him.)
Every beekeeper has their own mentor, their go-to person for help, encouragement, advice and wisdom gained through experience.
I am stunned and in shock this morning, as our small community is reeling, shaken to the core by the sudden death of one of our dearest.