Friday, December 30, 2011

Tribute to Connie!

Yesterday, we made the trip to Denver, again, to say "Goodbye" to one special lady.  Her name was Connie Buchanan, and she was our cousin.  It seems like we are beginning to say that word to so many of our generation.  Our sweet cousin, Shirley, came with us.  She is from Hoxie KS, so she had a few more miles to go.  Our beautiful sister, Sherry, flew out from California.  My brother, David and his wife, Regina, came from Greeley.  Our other brother, Jim and and Barb, came from Arvada.

It was so good seeing so many of our cousins and their families.  Getting reacquainted is one of the blessings of a funeral.

The trip was long, but really uneventful.  We saw so many of our precious family members, and that is the reason we go to these funerals.  Not everyone can make it to weddings, birthday parties, the birth of babies, but we do try to go to the "Goodbyes".  All of her precious family was there, and all of my siblings were there.

There was lots of food for everyone.  The 'wake' was held at Connie's daughter-in-law's parents' home.  That is the kind of person Connie was.  Everyone loved her, even the other parent of the children!   Thank you, Jim and Treece Ferguson for your hospitality.

Constance Buchanan

77, passed away on 12/21/2011. She was born to Charles W.T. & Fressa Adams on 10/1/1934 in Hoxie, Kansas. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Howard J. Buchanan II; children Timothy C., Michelle (Herb) Finkle, Douglas (Sandy) & Duncan (Jennifer); sister Sharon Rawson; 5 grandchildren. viewing Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 5-8pm withRosary at 6pm. Graveside services Thursday at 10:30am. All services Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary Chapel & Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery

The Adams' Siblings
Jim Adams, Lana Adams Hessenius, Sherry Adams Leeburg, Linda Adams Goossen, David Adams

Thanks to Jon for taking the picture.  Who knows when we'll all be together again?

RIP dear, Connie.
  We will truly miss you and the fun 'Colby Destination Vacations'!


Lana said...

This is nice. It was a good day even tho the reason we went was for the goodbye. As I said on FB the Adams sibling are growing old gracefully.

Mamma has spoken said...

So sorry for your lost! Isn't it funny how it takes something like a funeral to get the family all together?
Will say a little prayer for you and your family.

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

So sorry about your cousin. What is Shirley's last name? I probably know her. Happy New Year Linda!

Linda said...


Ami said...

I am sorry for your loss.
And happy that those left behind are surrounded by love. Who could ask for more?

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am so sorry to come by and read about your loss of your sweet cousin.
Was thinking of you wanted to come by and say hello and to wish you a Very Happy New Year.
Take care dear friend

Debbie said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your sweet cousin. May she rest in peace in God's arms. That pic of you and your siblings is so nice. I have lost a sister, so we will never be able to get another one. I wish you and your family, a Happy New Year!!!

God Bless~

jojo said...

Linda, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I was just thinking today that I am down to no aunts and one uncle having lost three aunts this past year. So sad really. all such good people. Time has a way though. Thinking of you.

Linda said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. They mean so much to me, and to the family. I count you all as one of my extended family!

Happy New Year, to all of you!

Penny said...

Funerals have a way of reuniting families. When Larry's great-aunt died, Larry's uncle came that had not spoken to most of his family in 26 years! Aunt Willie would have LOVED knowing she helped bring that reunion about. :) Your Connie must have been a special lady as well. Blessings!