Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In memory of Chris

Will appear in Deseret News, the SL Tribune, and online tomorrow (Thursday)
Thank you again to the generosity of the Hutchin's Family for allowing me this tribute to Chris.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ok, it has taken all day to get a building but we finally have one (are stake center was having a wedding) The building is in a different stake.  We are sooo thankful to them for letting us use their building.
The address is:
6270 W. 7000 S. West Jordan, UT 84081
Now.... we can finish the obituary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love, Ricki

Monday, June 9, 2014

So hahahaha, it's my week and I'm changing my mind......only because one person who is suppose to speak can't come Friday!  He's known for FIVE and a half'd think that he wouldn't have scheduled anything!!!! Not to mention any names!!!!   lolololol
So.... viewing is Friday, June 13th 6-8 (I still get my cool day:).  Saturday viewing 10-11.  Funeral 11-12.  Still trying to figure out location.  In are stake we are the "homeless" ward. 
Gotta go.. time to write the obituary.
love, ricki
Thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers.  We spoke with Megan yesterday on the phone.  The senior couple is taking great care of her (I'm giving a shout out for you older folks to go on a mission - I couldn't be more blessed than to have this senior couple looking out for my daughter).  She spent the night with them last night.  The mission president is actually going to be in her area today (she is four hours away from mission home) so she will talk to him about being able to Skype the funeral.  We will accept whatever the mission president says:)  Megan sounded good.  I told her all about the last month and about how peacefully he passed.  All I can do is pray for her to be comforted being so far away.  But she is in a good place.  a place where she needs to be.  We couldn't be prouder.  Perhaps, Chris will visit her - after he stops talking to EVERYONE he knows and doesn't know. lol. 
I have a lot to do today.  Yesterday, the funeral home was closed and so I will meet with them today.  I am going to have the viewing on Thursday, June 12th (time not in stone yet) and the funeral on FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH.  If you have forgotten.  Chris and I were married on FRIDAY, the 13th so to me it just makes sense to have his funeral on a GOOD day for us.  He would love it. 
We are very sad that he is gone but we know that he is soooooo happy.  He has been in constant pain for FIVE in a half years.  Now, he is running, jumping, doing magic tricks, TALKING, TALKING and more TALKING and I know he is singing (for sure Disney songs - Frozen:):) We can't wait to see the Chris we knew.  NO MORE PAIN!!!! 
I know this church is true.  I couldn't get through this without the knowledge that I will be with him again.  Families are forever!!  don't take your spouse for granted.  do something nice for them today.  I miss mine a ton.
love, Ricki

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chris peacefully passed away this morning at 4:22 am.  I laid next to him as he struggled to breath.  Finally taking his last breath.  He is in a better place.  I can see him running, jumping, doing magic tricks, laughing and singing. 
For those of you worried about Megan.  I have emailed the mission president.  Not sure how this will be handled.  They are 7 hours ahead of us.
My best friend is leaving me this morning.  Hospice has told us that he will only live for a few more hours.  His oxygen is at 54 and dropping.  I will write later after he is gone.  I want to spend the rest of his time on this earth holding his hand and talking to him. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Can you believe it????  That is where he wanted to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will report later about the whole day:):)