Monday, February 2, 2009

A deeply sad event in our family's life

One week ago, all our children were here to visit their father Don Jonas Sr. who was dying of lung cancer. He had hung on for over 7 months after the cancer was discovered, he had fought a good fight, but the struggle had worn him out. He could no longer respond easily to his visitors, including Don's only sister Anne and husband Dennis from Kansas City, but let us know he knew we were there.

Don and I were married for nearly 34 years. We had a peaceful divorce and he remained a friend. After my marriage to Joe, he was a frequent visitor in our home for whenever we hosted a family event, he was included, either for birthdays, holidays or other events when our children would be in town.

On Wednesday morning, he quietly went home to his eternal rest. The family came again from Kansas City, Yale Oklahoma and other parts to say good bye. The funeral was Saturday at 6:00 PM. A light meal was served for the many travelers. His ashes will be interred in the family plot in Pittsburg Kansas in the near future.

This yellow rose is a photograph of one of the many yellow roses that were in an arrangement from his children, Don Jonas Jr, Philip Vincent Jonas and Angela Viktoria Hart.

He was a good and gentle man who touched the lives of all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.

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