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Funeral on Tuesday in Iowa [Jun. 16th, 2006|04:19 pm]
Douglas Spencer

scarlatti's mother writes as follows:

Douglas, thank you-
I have lots to share with you about Susan's beautiful passing.
We are here, at her apartment, planning the funeral. Her body is being flown to Belmond, Iowa where she will be buried in her father's family plot. Her site will be next to her fraternal grandparents, under an oak tree, looking out towards the family homestead. She was their only granddaughter, and had her grandmother's red hair. The funeral will be in the church she was baptised in 39 years ago. The flowers will be lavender and so will her clothes. She will wear a small pin with two crossed flags--one British and one American.
We will be leaving for Iowa on Sunday morning, the funeral will be on Tuesday, June 20th at 2 or 3 p.m.
I will be back at the apartment on Wednesday and Sam (her brother) and I will be clearing it out. If there is anything you need or something of hers you would like to keep,please let me know.
I really loved her.

[User Picture]From: seph_hazard
2006-06-16 04:26 pm (UTC)
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From: ex_the_major316
2006-06-16 04:46 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: cyka
2006-06-16 05:17 pm (UTC)
is there an address to send flowers and/or donations to a charity that you and susan favour?

much strength to you during this time.

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[User Picture]From: watervole
2006-06-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
I was wondering that too. I'd be more than happy to make a charitable donation in her memory.
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[User Picture]From: gamesiplay
2006-06-16 05:19 pm (UTC)
I read your last entry this morning when I got into work, and I still haven't found anything adequate to say.

She will be missed so, so much.

I second the question above--I'd really like to do something concrete, if possible.
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[User Picture]From: garnettrees
2006-06-16 05:22 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what to say, Doug. I am so, so sorry. Susan was a wonderful person, and she will be very much missed.
Please take care.
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[User Picture]From: mindygoth
2006-06-16 06:35 pm (UTC)
I never know what to say in these circumstances, and I don't even know if it's appropriate to share this either, but I just felt like saying it....

I am not a big one for crying when I hear of people who have died that are not *extremely* close to me - I dunno why - guess it's just the way I am....

But when I heard that Susan had passed away, I cried. I didn't know her very well, and met her only twice - but she was a lovely person, and I knew how much she meant to you.

To say she will be missed is an understatement.
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2006-06-16 06:49 pm (UTC)

damn ...

... I was "fine" until I got to the "small pin with two crossed flags" and now I'm welling up ... luckily just about everyone else has left the office or I'd have to explain.
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[User Picture]From: chibicelchan
2006-06-17 01:57 am (UTC)
You're so strong, and it sounds like her mother is a very wonderful person.
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From: _jamez_
2006-06-17 03:14 am (UTC)
Love, is a big and all powerful thing. With love we have nothing to fear, not even death itself. Susan is with you now, eternally in love and in beautiful spirit, for now and for beyond this mortal plane.
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[User Picture]From: pickledginger
2006-06-18 05:49 am (UTC)

It sounds lovely; I'm particularly touched by the idea of the pin of two flags.
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