Thursday, June 28, 2007

Linda's Service has been changed!

I need help again. I sure do appreciate all you helping me get the word out. See if you can get this out to as many people as possible a.s.a.p.
Thanks a ton!
There is going to be a change for Linda's memorial service due to a large volume of responses to the message board that Einen's set up. They are concerned that Einen's will not be large enough for the service so it will me moved to Kamiakin's Auditorium (used to be "the lecture hall") at 2:30 on Saturday.(This is the correct time. The article in Friday's paper was wrong.)

The half hour time delay is so to allow for folks who may not get the news of the change. If they show up at Einen's, they will be directed to Kamiakin and will have half hour to get there.
Sara Schilling will be running an article in the Herald tomorrow concerning the change as well.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Linda Slick Passed Away on June 24th

I received this from Robin. Some of you have received this via e-mail already. For those of you who did not, here it is:

Linda passed away last evening (Sunday) about 11:00 p.m. A memorial service is being arranged. Hoping it will be this Sat at Kamiakin.Thanks for all of the prayers and letters. It meant so much to Linda and she remembered everyone. It was truly amazing. Even if she was confused about things going on around her because of meds, pain or the illness itself, when I'd ask her if she remembered Debbie Wyckoff or Phyllis Pierce, etc. she'd say "oh yeah, she....." and she'd give some detail about that person so that I knew she really did know who the person was. Kamiakin students were most important to her and she had a passion for what she did.

Monday, June 18, 2007

We Will Miss You, Marla

I have some more sad news to share with you.

We've lost another former classmate. Marla (Shaffer) Eddrief passed away on June 1st. Many of you may not know her. She went to Hawthorne Elementary, Highlands and moved back to Richland for high school. Marla was not a close friend of mine, but I do remember some fun times that we had in middle school. The last time I saw her was in 2004, after our class reunion. She was a close friend of Bethe Kirby's.

For those of you that are here in the Tri-Cities, you may have seen her obituary in the paper this weekend. For those of you out of the area, here it is:

Marla Jan (Shaffer) Eddrief

MARLA JAN (SHAFFER) EDDRIEF-->June 6, 1961-June 1, 2007
'Some people come into our lives and quickly go, Others stay in our hearts and we are never the same.'It is with great sorrow that parents of Marla (Shaffer) Eddrief announce her sudden passing on June 1, 2007. Marla was such a joy to her family that no words can express the deep void that is left in our lives.Marla was born in Richland, Washington, and completed high school there; her baccalaureate degree at Washington State University; and her Master's in Social Work from Western Washington University. Her last employment was for the State of Washington.Marla met the love of her life, Edward Eddrief in July 2005 and the were married February 4, 2006. When Edward's job required a move to Montreal, Canada, Marla gave up her family-filled life and took on the challenge of a new country; quickly developing many new friends. Marla and her stepson, Jason took on the task of learning French. Jewelry making became a passion and her jewelry was featured on a Web site.Marla was an ardent bicyclist and triathlon competitor; always vigilant regarding fitness and health. Her zest for life was contagious. Friends knew her to be generous, compassionate, a skillful listener and never judgmental.Besides Edward and Jason, family includes her mother, Chris; stepfather, Terry Rogerson; father, Bill Shaffer, stepmother, Jeanine, brother and sister-in-law, Bill Shaffer and Vicki Gravenslund; sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Bruce Isley; nephews, Neil, Steven, Michael and Joseph; many aunts and uncles; numerous cousins; seven grand nieces and nephews who lovingly called her 'La-La.'Memorial services for Marla will be at Calvary Chapel, Fourth and Vancouver on June 23 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow
Published in the Tri-City Herald from 6/16/2007 - 6/17/2007.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Letter From Linda Slick

I had posted a message on about Linda. Today I see that someone else saw something on myspace and posted it there. It is a letter from Linda to everyone. Please read it.
from here go into Kamiakin then Message Board.
It's listed as Ms. Slick. I would post the link, but it's very long and I can't seem to copy and paste the letter on here. There must me a block on stopping me from doing that.


Saturday, June 02, 2007

From Robin

This probably goes without saying but I know how busy our lives get and understand how sometimes good intentions get buried in the hustle of living so just wanted to say............If you're touched to write to Linda (or visit), do it today, or as soon as possible. She may outlive doctor's predictions of 2-3 weeks or she may not have quite that long but she would appreciate your support, remembrances, prayers, thank you's, etc. now while she is still able to read them herself and process her impact on the lives of old students and friends. I visited her yesterday and she does remember so many of you with love and loyalty.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Linda Slick

For those of you classmates that are not on my email list, I was emailed by someone last night, that Ms. Linda Slick is not doing well. It's very serious.

I did not have her for a teacher or know her personally, but I know that many of you did and care about her.

If you would like to send a card or call her, please feel free to
contact me for her information.