Thank you for love and support

Letter to the Editor

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 3:26am
  • Opinion

On behalf of the Stokes, Botten and Smith families, we want to thank all of our friends in the Valley for their love and support during the illness and passing of my mother, Betty Stokes (Gramma Stokes). She has left an incredible legacy of love.

Thank you to her “personal pastor,” Monty Wright of Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church, and to Marty Benedict, associate pastor, and to all of the wonderful ladies and friends who helped with her memorial service.

Thank you Judy Leonard and Mary Nelson – I love you. A very special thank you to the Cascade Covenant Church for their generous gift in allowing us to have her memorial in their beautiful church. Thank you Nelsons for the doves. Oh, how she loved the doves. Thank you Jon and Roy and Mandi for the video. Incredible.

Thank you all for the countless cards and flowers and memorials. Thank you, our friend, Jerry Kaasa.

Thank you to the Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland – you are all God’s angels and allowed our little lady’s end of life to be peaceful. “God love her, bless her heart.”

And, as always, thank you to my own wonderful family. You are her legacy.

Joan Botten

North Bend


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