In Memory of Loved Ones
This page is in Memory of Loved Ones Lost.
Please e-mail us an obituary and we will post it here!
Maryanne Burns made a generous donation in memory of Al Ryder.
Michael Sorcher made a generous donation in memory of Al Ryder.
John Lungstrum made a generous donation in memory of Al Ryder.
A Mother's Day basket was donated in loving memory of mommy. Love, Gavin and Juanito Wagner.
Laura Newhart made a generous donation of water filter replacement cartridges in memory of Gertrude Gozansky.
Joyce McKechnie made a generous donation to the Elderly Care Program in loving memory of Anne Loewen, beloved mother to Gladys and Sharon.
Caryn Huberman Yacowitz sponsors two children to go school in loving memory of her mother Ann Yacowitz. Thank you!
Alex and Florence donated a Tamale Basket to Eva Matilde in loving memory of Emily Kassier a loving caring young woman who understood friendship and wanted to be a teacher. Thank you.
Julie Wagner made a general donation in loving memory of Jennifer Furlan Wagner.
Thank yo so much to Jennifer Bares Murphy for donating $50 in honor of and in loving memory of her mother Patricia Bares!
Stanley and Brenda Leiws have donated a Christmas Tamale Basket In Memory of their grand-daughter Gabby Lewis!
Katrina and Andy Balog donated in memory of Paricia A. Bares
Johanna Bares made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares
Judith and Richard Hairs made a donation in Loving Memory of Patricia A. Bares
Kathleen Beers made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares
Elizabeth Demes made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares
Mary Lane made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares
Ellen Birch made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares, sister of her best friend Sandy Roll.
Michael Land made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares.
Anthony Mesok made a donation in Memory of Patricia A. Bares.
A Mother and friend lost too soon! In Honor and Memory of Patricia Bares! R.I.P.
In appreciation, from all of us at Mayan Families!
Margorie Zueg made a donation in loving memory of Robert Zueg.
Lauren Roelofs made a donation to the Healthy Family program in memory of Jennifer Furlan Wagner. Thank you!
Guat adoptive families across the US donated in Honor of Gabby Lewis.
Bethany Wood has donated in Honor of Gabby Lewis.
Many families have donated in Loving Memory of Gabriella Lewis.
Anna Gray Fletcher has donated in loving Memory of Gabriella Lewis.
This donation is made in honor of Gabby Lewis. She was a special friend to our daughter, Riane, and will be dearly missed.
With Love, The Olsen Family
In memory of Gabrielle Jenifer Lewis of Johnson City TN.
From Helen Vose.
In memory of Gabby Lewis parents Shane and Becky Lewis.
From Leslie Street and family.
In Memory of Gabriella Jennifer Lewis.
From Edwina Greer and family.
In Honor of Gabriella ‘Gabby’ Lewis:
Miss Gabriella “Gabby” Jenifer Lewis, age 8, 207 Pawnee Street, Johnson City, went home to be in the arms of Jesus Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in Niswonger Children’s Hospital, Johnson City.
She was born in Mazatenango, Guatemala, and came home to Johnson City on February 6, 2004. “Gabby” attended Towne Acres Elementary School and would have been going into the third grade. She was a cheerleader at her school, enjoyed scrapbooking, reading, tumbling, going to the beach and spending time with her friends. She also loved to spend time on the farms at her Nannie and Poppy’s and Meme and Papaw’s.
“Gabby” always had a smile on her face and a kind word in her heart. She was proud of being a “Little Mommy” to her younger brother, Tucker. “Gabby” attended Fellowship Baptist Church in Bluff City, TN.
Read more at: http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Obituaries/article.php?id=30492
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Sending money for Lisbeth’s family (1096) for a food basket in Memoriam of my father, Gary Weddington, who passed away in May. And sending money for Lester’s family (961) for a food basket honoring my father-in-law, Tommy Whaley, Sr. May this day offer you just what you need in each unfolding moment.
Thank you, Gina Whaley
I would like this donation to go to Ana's Father (#1296)
in memory of my friend Todd Redmond who just suddenly passed away leaving behind his wife and three beautiful children.
He was an incredible and dedicated father. All my best, Karen Tregillas-Smith
Louis Furlan has donated money to feed a family in
In memory of Jennifer Furlan Wagner for Mothers Day.
Louis Furlan donated a Semana Santa basket for a family in need
In memory of Jennifer Furlan Wagner. Thank you!
In memory of Tom Russell!
Tom Russell was a very enthusiastic supporter of Mayan Families. He sponsored many children to go to school. He had just renewed his sponsorship for these children again this year.
He was killed in a light plane crash in Santiago, Atitlan.
Tom was a lovely man. He was described below as the "most intelligent and kindest man" and that was my experience in my interactions with him.
I am very saddened by Tom's death ...he will be very much missed.
He definitely did make the world a better place.
Friends, family celebrate judge's lifeComments 1 January 28, 2011 8:53 PM By MAGGIE BORMAN The Telegraph
JERSEYVILLE — The Jersey County Circuit courtroom of former Jersey County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Russell was filled to capacity Friday afternoon for a celebration of life for the late jurist who died in a plane crash in Guatemala earlier this month. Guatemalan authorities said that Russell, who retired from the bench early to serve the people of Guatemala, died when the plane he was piloting crashed in a mountainous region.
The news of the death of the 62-year-old was universally received with sadness and shock by all who had known him.
Friday’s celebration was coordinated by Alton attorney Lee Barron and Jersey County 7th Judicial Court Judge Eric Pistorious. The officiant was John Williams, a Principia College professor who was a friend, fellow member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, and former campaign manager for Russell’s first bid for the office in 1990, which Russell won.
Russell, who was raised in California, was a graduate of Stanford University and received his law degree from McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific. He was awarded a graduate diploma in comparative law from the Center of International Studies of Salzburg University.
Russell moved to the Jersey County area in 1978 when his then wife got a job with Principia College. He got his Illinois law degree and spent five years as a practicing attorney with the law firm of Moore and Goetten where he made partner in 1981, then was appointed associate judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit in 1983.
According to his biography, Russell was recognized for his commitment to ethics, integrity and civility. He was respected by the bench and the bar and on at least two occasions the State Supreme Court appointed him to hear particularly sensitive cases. And prior to his appointment to the bench, he was also a part-time assistant Jersey County State’s Attorney.
Russell actively supported the Jerseyville community; was a member of the Jerseyville Rotary Club, co-chair of the Jersey County United Way campaign in 1982, a member of the Regional Planning Committee of the state’s Department of Children and Family Services, served on the Board of Directors for the Great Rivers Land Trust, and volunteered with the Piasa Bird Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and supported the Oasis Women’s Center in Alton.
After his retirement from the bench, Russell continued a full range of activities in his home communities in Colorado and Guatemala.
Friday the courtroom was full of area attorneys, judges, friends, former co-workers, college friends, and community members whose lives were touched by Russell, as well as by his two sons and brother.
"He was the most intelligent person and kindest person I have ever met in my life," Pistorious said of Russell in his remarks Friday.
Russell’s younger and only brother, James "Jimmy" Russell, of Clovis, Ca., said he and his brother never had one moment of sibling rivalry, and always supported each other in their respective goals, even though "Tommy" was, as Judge Pistorious said, "scary smart."
"Dad always said Tommy dwelled in the metaphysical world while the rest of us dwelled on earth," James Russell said. "We had the sweetest and dearest friendship. But I am so mad at my brother for bailing out on me, but he died doing what he loved to do."
James Russell said while their father is deceased, their mother, who is 87, and has been ill since Tom Russell’s birth, for the first time in that James Russell could recall, cried when he told her of Tom Russell’s death.
"I loved my brother and had the greatest brother in the world," he said. "I really wanted to be with him until his teeth fell out."
"Tom wanted to make the world a better place and he did that for us; he made our world a better place," Margarette Trushel, of Oasis Women’s Center said.
Family Aid donated in memory of David Riegler. Thank you, Lisa.
Tamale Basket donated in memory of Michael Robert Bertram. Thank you, Christine.
Eldery care donation and 2 Tamale baskets donated all in memory of Charles Snyder 12-17-10. Thank you, Maria.
In loving memory of our daughter Lisa deceased Feb. 6th 2010.
God bless all families in need. The Lucas Family
In memoriam for Maria del Prado.
Thank you, Mary Grennan
I just sent a gift in memory of my dear friend, Jennifer, who was a big supporter
of Mayan Families. Thanks, Laurie
In Memory of Norma Elsie Clausius aka Mana.Someone who had the patience of a saint and someone who always showed what pure love was all about. You are still so very much loved and very much missed. Always in our hearts, we love you. Wave, Jim, Mya and Kalena.
In Memory of Dr. Betty Jane Poage...~ A wonderful mother, grandmother ,mother in law to our family and a teacher to so many. Very loved and very missed! The Poage, Bagnas and Taft families.
In Memory of Lyn Joy Hutchins....a loving mother and a beautiful friend. Missed today and every day. We love you, Gabe, Ben, Nynkala and Paul.