Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Funeral and Lunch

We met at the mortuary this morning for the family prayer and then went to the Stake Center for the funeral services. 4 of his children spoke and they all did a wonderful job. There were some beautiful musical numbers as well. Grandpa Cope helped build the Stake Center that the services were held in 50 years ago.

We all proceeded to the cemetery afterwards where the flag was folded and given to Grandma and they shot the rifles and played Taps. It was cold and windy but the services were very touching. I know that Grandpa Cope was a great man who influenced many lives while he was here on earth and I am really thankful that I had the chance to know him and that I am part of his family.
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We then headed back to the church for lunch. It was really yummy and they had a microphone where people told their favorite memories of Grandpa while we ate. It was a really nice day and everything was really well organized.


Jennifer said...

That was such a bitter sweet day! It was good to see all the family we haven't seen forever, but it was so hard to say goodbye to grandpa, for now!

The funeral was very nice, all the speakers did a great job and they payed great tributes to grandpa!

Rohan and Jenifer Shearer said...

What a great idea to share stories while eating. Sounds like a great tribute. Thanks by the way for taking the girls these few days.