After my brother died fifteen years ago, Lucy and I made the decision that we would be cremated after we left this world. We had visited Dawn Valley Memorial Park a couple times while doing family history research around ten years ago. Lucy had commented how much she liked Dawn Valley.
We both loved the outdoors. Lucy had gathered some interesting rocks through the years which we have incorporated into our landscaping. When I was looking for a resting place for us, the boulder gardens were a unique feature. It was very appropriate. Lucy was my rock.
The boulder below is the one we will be sharing eternity. Lucy gets the right side, just as she did at home. The marker will be ready in about six weeks.
|Our final resting place|
She is the farthest from our neighbors, is in the highest spot, and has the best view. There is a nature preserve close by. I saw red wing blackbirds, Canadian geese, goldfinches, and cardinals, and heard bluebirds and robins before the service.We are close to a pond, marsh, trees including pines, a grassy area, and a flower garden. It's very peaceful and I know Lucy would have selected the same spot.
|We are the boulder at bottom right. The three rocks behind us are decoration; the rose quartz is stunning.|