1929 - 2017
In Grateful Remembrance of My Mother. Mom came from a large family emigrating from Finland. She was young when she married and had me, yet she handled her responsibilities brilliantly. She cared for my needs and supported me in whatever I did, and continued to encourage me throughout her lifetime. I admired her for her energy, positive outlook, and great sense of humor. She was kind and engaging with everyone she met. In Mom's early years as a wife and mother, many women didn't work outside the home. She and her friends would often invite each other over for coffee. She would make some wonderful dessert and set the table with her best table décor. Impressed by it all, I wanted her to set our dinner table that way tooshe taught me to do it. Mom loved to refinish furniture and restore old things to their former beauty. She was creative and artistic in many things, but particularly in decorating our homes. Eventually, Mom chose to work part time. On occasion she would take me to her workplace and introduce me to her co-workers. We'd have lunch and talk about their lives, and it was clear that they all loved and appreciated her. There is much to celebrate about Mom, but best of all were her faith in God and her absolute trust in His Word. Based on God's Word, I have confidence that I will see her again one day! With much love, Connie Ahlm Pratt
1/23/1973 - 12/13/1997
Twenty years have passed since we had dinner that night in Dallas and when we parted you said, "I love you Dad"...in turn I responded "I love you too Paul." I still remember the warmth of your hug on that cold winter night which was our last time together on this earth. I miss your exceptional gentle nature, your incredible musical talent, your dark black hair and your little boy smile. When I allow myself to grieve for you I'm comforted by the lyrics of a song long forgotten by most "BLACK VELVET" by Alannah Myles which captures the essence of your music and your amazing talent! You are incredibly Missed & Loved...Dad
Sept. 7, 1945 - Nov. 13, 2015
A lifelong Brother, fiercely committed friend, advertising icon and devoted father. We love you, miss you and salute you today as you would have wanted...with a salute of 21 blasts of fart spray -KAI- Your 1625 University Brothers
December 1, 1933 - April 14, 1994
Joe, your family is so grateful for you and all you have given us. Your kindness, loyalty, and courage in the face of any adversity will always inspire us. Thinking of you, and Joey, every day of our lives, thanking God for both of you. Love and miss you always. Flo, and your children Joey, Susan, Barbara, Jeanne and Johnny. Your grandchildren Rachel, Benji, Adam, Monica, Sarah, Andrew, Brianna, Joe, Joseph, Lilly, and Anna. Your great grandchildren, Melia and Gavin.