|Uncle Larry sad to have lost his wife, Shirlee, so suddenly|
|Uncle Larry visiting with me about Shirlee and |
how much he appreciated her and will miss her.
|Aunt Mary,in tears, was greeting people|
as they come through the line.
Mary told me, "it's not fair".
|There's dad with the rest of his siblings :|
Don (and Pat), Kathy, and Roberta
|Dad with Brian|
|Me and Steph with our cousin, Tricia Dawn|
|My mom was so happy to see her aunt Fae|
(her mom's sister)
|The room was so full of family and friends |
that most people stood as we said our last goodbyes and the
casket was closed after dad gave the prayer.
|At the cemetary- three of my nieces. So cute!|
|We have a lot of "Graf" relatives burried at the|
Santa Clara Cemetery
|My brother, Ryan, showing his daughter our |
grandma/grandpa Graf's grave.
|Shirlee's two kids there by the casket: Cory and Huddy|
|Family is so important. These two brothers sure do |
appreciate having each other.
|Aunt Mary standing behind Larry at the grave site.|
|As the grandkids let the balloons go up in the air, I |
couldn't keep my eyes off of aunt Mary. She and Shirlee
were best friends and closest sisters. This was so hard
to see Mary so sad.
Brother and Sister Holland saying goodbye at
the grave site.
|He was telling Shirlee's granddaughter|
how beautiful her singing was there
at the funeral.
|Bailee sang so pretty, and she struggled with |
her emotion and couldn't sing parts of the
song. Elder Holland was so sweet in telling
Bailee that she was beautiful and so was her
singing and made sure he and sister Holland
spent time with the family.
|Dad visiting with friend, Jeff Holland|
|Mom, Dad, and Mike saying goodbye to Sister Pat Holland.|
What a special time that was to have them there and
get to visit.
|We LOVED seeing all our cousins there!!!|
(L to R: Sheri, Jayme, me, Angie, Chalyn, Tricia Dawn, Kim)
|We didn't get pictures with all the cousins, but just the |
one's we happened to be standing by there...
here's Brad, Cody, me Jayme, Angie, and Chalyn
|Angie, Jayme, Tricia Dawn, me, Melissa, Michelle, |
Stephanie, Sheri, Kim, and Chalyn
|Me with my cousin, Brandy. Brandy said that|
Shirlee was a "second mom" to her.
|It is SUPER RARE to have ALL 9 children together...|
... so we knew we had to take the opportunity to
get a picture of the family. I will be steeling
other pictures as I see them posted also, as there, were
many other camera snapping away.
|My mom was more than HAPPY to have us all there|
together!! She couldn't wait to see us all :)