Sunday, March 21, 2010

Debbie who was loved by many at the Westward Ho gone too soon:/Breakfast fun

She was only in her early fifties, but she had been a familiar figure here at the Westward Ho especially this last year when she was in charge of the video library. She and her husband, George Gambrell, had just moved to Payson. She had been struggling for a long time with a hernia, trying to lose weight, so the surgery to repair it would not be too risky, but she seemed to be doing well. She was active, and the last time I saw her she was smiling and happy. But then she always smiled. Connie sent me this graphic with the word sadness on it, the day before she died, and I think the woman looks like Debbie as she might have looked had she been slim, what she was always striving for. I understand so well the struggles of those who have put on weight and are trying to lose to get healthier. Debbie was found in the morning, so it appears she may have died of a heart attack in her sleep. She was so devoted to her family. I am sure they will miss her so much. God rest, Debbie. I will miss you in the world, too.

I was invited to breakfast this morning by my daughter Ronda and her husband Chad, because his parents, Bob and Mary Joe Seifert from Estes Park, Colorado, were visiting. My grandsons, Jamal and Ethan, were present and we had such an enjoyable breakfast up Central to the Good Egg where we usually like to go for our breakfasts out. Chad was going to take them all(except Ronda) to a spring training baseball game. It's such a lovely day. I am sure they will enjoy it. Here are photos.


Jeanie said...

Sorry to hear that you have lost a good neighbour and friend Gerry. May she rest in peace. She was so young!

I understand the weight loss problems only too well.
Looking at your photos I would say you have lost a bit of weight yourself. That must be the benefits of not taking sugar any more.
You too have a fine looking family. How lovely to meet up for breakfast! I wouldn't be awake on time...maybe brunch though. lol
Thanks for sharing.
Again....God rest your friend.
Jeanie xxx

Paula said...

Rest in peace Debbie.

Connie said...
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Connie said...

As soon as I got the tube,I was compelled to make that tag for you and made it as soon as I got it,as if it was a rush to send it to you...I am so sorry for the loss of your friend..may she rest in peace.

Amrita said...

Very sorry to hear about Debbie. You will mis a good frien.

Love your hat. Happy spring to you

Your photos are very nice


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