December 2, 2009

A Fond Farewell

was bid for dad Freeman


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The service, as is customary at LDS funerals, focused on his life of faith, service, laughter and integrity, and on the next step in his eternal journey. When deep loss is felt, the eternal perspective brings hope and uplifts the spirit. It will be hard to wait, but I know I will see dad again, and as so many have said, the best way to bide the time is to honor his life and legacy by living the best life I can.

His sons Robert, Steven, Ralph and Donald, gave the Eulogy; each sharing touching and humorous stories and honoring the man that contributed most to who they are.

The military performed a dramatic ceremony for a hero that included a 21 gun salute and flag fold.

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7 comments:

The Chrissy Herself said...

I love these pictures, Momma. It would have been kinda cool to take that family pic with just us kids... although I do love having my hubby by my side... it just would have been a nice shot to have as well :-)

Brittany said...

Are some of these Bo's shots too? They are beautiful.

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

I was especially touched a the photo of the pallbearers....all of those little boys I knew now grown up. Such a beautiful, respectful photo. I also loved the shots of the military...so touching.

Diane said...

One word Chrissy....photoshop.

Brit those are all my photos, glad you like them and so very glad we could all be in attendance.

Zach O. said...

i feel so loved for making that journey. :)

Diane said...

sweet Zach....you ARE loved. that's why you remain in the picture :)

chloe said...

in that picture with me chrissy and brittany on the couch and spencer on the ground talking to chris... it looks like spencer is holding chrissys jaw... hahaha


that was a sad/nice day:)

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