Monday, July 28, 2008

Funeral Plans

There will be a viewing this Wednesday from 6-8 pm and the funeral will be Thursday at 12 pm with a viewing at 11 am.  
All of you who have been on this journey with us are invited.  My mom read mine and my brother's blog every morning as well as ALL the comments.  They brought her much strength through these past 3 months.  Please feel welcome to come to the funeral.  I will post her obituary with the address later.
Thank you for all your love and support.  Our whole family has felt so much love during this time.


Ann said...


I want to send flowers, but don't know where. Please let me know. I'm sorry I won't be there until Friday morning...train gets in about 4 a.m. Please e-mail with information.

Sending you all love at this time.

Jillie Ann

Josh & Heather Brock said...

It is hard to know what to say. "I'm sorry" feels too....well too small, too simple, not enough. Life is hard, death and loss are even harder. I am sure you have felt the only time this incredible void seems to be eased is when the spirit is present. It is hard because that peace sometimes seems fleeting. You feel okay one minute and completely numb and empty next. Keep doing as you have trusting so much in the Lord. It will get easier.

Someone once told me he looked at death as Graduation day from this life. It is very exciting for those who have arrived at that point in there existance, yet for us left behind we feel so torn.

The thing I will always remember about your mother was her kindness. Every time I was ever in her presence it was always a good experience. I hope to leave behind that kind of legacy.

I love you and am thinking of your family. I hope all goes well with the funeral. I am sorry I can't be there.

dianne said...

We are so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. She was so special to me and to all of our family. Out of all our extended family, she was the most special. She and Earl have such a special family. You should feel very comforted in the care you gave to her. We loved the visits with her. We will miss her dearly. Know that we all send our love and our thoughts are continually with you.

Samantha said...

Oh, Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet mom. Thank you for posting her funeral date. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Kristine said...

Amanda, I will be at girls camp this week. But, I want you to know that you are loved and I will be praying for you through this time. I know Heavenly Father will comfort you and your family. Hope all goes well with the planning and the from Rob and I.

Holbrook said...


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am a friend of Dawn's, and live on her street, and just recently lost my dad to cancer. I know all too well the pain you are feeling, and relief of pain your mom is no longer experiencing. I am giving Dawn a book that gave me comfort at this most difficult time in my life, and I would hope she will pass it on to you as well. I know that our parents are up in Heaven meeting each other and talking about the connection their children and grandchildren had down here on earth. My dad is a Dorius, so Dawn and I have had that connection. Please know our families thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Jennifer Holbrook and Family

Tami said...

My mom sent me a link to Josh's site. It's apparent what a deeply emotional & moving time this is for your family. I know Kathy leaves behind an enormous void in your lives and all those she touched. I also know the celebration of her life continues. I feel privleged to have been connected to your family. I am grateful for memories & ways in which my life has been touched by all of yours... God Bless! Sincerely, Tami Christensen Earl.
BTW: I love your favorite quote.

The Gatherum Family said...

Oh Amanda. I am so very sorry. I will see you on Thursday. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry I won't be there for the funeral. I wish so much that I was closer to you guys right now. I'm sure that it will be a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman.

ashleekmusic said...

Amanda, I am Adrian Gatherum's sister. I came across your blog today. I will be thinking of you and your family. I think that the times where there is so much emotion and intensity in life are often the richest. Though the hardest and the worst in some ways, they leave us richer with strength and emotion and compassion. I cry for you and your family, and everyone who loved her. Shanti, Shanti, OM. Peace- Ashlee K