Condolence & Memory Journal

We remember Willie from his years in Las Animas at the grocery and his marriage to our good friend and high school classmate Lovina. We were sorry to hear of Willie's passing and extend our sincere sympathy to the family. Ron and Joyce Jerman

Posted by Ron and Joyce Jerman - Wheat Ridge, CO - BCHS classmates 1948   March 02, 2014

Candle

Grandpa I light this candle green in color to match everything you made or painted so when I see green I always think of you, I will symbolize the color green and air planes as your way of communication to me, at the moment you passed away my phone all of a sudden went on air plane mode at the time people were calling to let me know, so I feel that was a sign from you to me letting me know you were flying to heaven . I love you.

Posted by Charlotte Jackson - Fowler, CO - Grand daughter   February 10, 2014

I have many memories with my Grandpa willie.. I remember at the age of 4 he got a milk carton green in color and it was kinda thicker and smelled differnt then the milk I always drank, so i asked him if I could have some . He looked up at me with a smile and said " you won't like it" I said yes I will.. so he got me a small glass and he staired at me with a smile as i tasted this milk..I said eewwwww.. grandpa this milk is yuky don't drink it.. He chuckled and smiled and said I told you ...you wouldn't like it. He said its butter milk.. I said its gross.. lol I can still hear his laugh.. and as he was in the nursing home I went and held his hand and gave him kisses and said prayers for him, as he would look at me I would wipe his tears and mine too I would use a sponge to put water in his moutth and he would hold my hand and rub my hand clear till just before he passed. Others said he was gone already I know he wasn't because when I would walk into the room and say hello he would turn his head and reach for my hand and tears would flow, I love you forever Grandpa I am glad you are no longer suffering. Thank you for giving me all the best childhood memories a girl could ask for , i am sorry I didn't spend more time with you as I got older I didn't want to loose you and Grandma I you enjoyed the letter I wrote you and Grandma it is hard for me to say goodbye but I love you and am glad I spent the last few days with you and I look forward to the day I can hug you again. love charlotte.

Posted by Charlotte V. E. Jackson - Fowler, CO - Grand daughter   February 10, 2014