mahlon macy remembered

It’s been a good day. Dad was loved and respected by many, and we heard from just a few of those today as we gathered to celebrate his life and ministry. People showed up! We were so moved by the effort many friends and family members made to be with us today.

We started out at the cemetery for a short interment service.

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It didn’t even rain!

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After that we headed to the church for a family luncheon, prepared and served by my able-bodied friends. Of course I snapped a few pictures. (Many more than these…)

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Cousins reconnect.

Here’s the memorial folder:

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Mahlon Macy

We thought the service was just right, not too anything. And I’m quite opinionated about memorial services! The service isn’t up on the site yet, but if you check back here, you can actually listen to the service on your computer! Click on “memorial services” and look for “Mahlon Macy” at the top of the list.

Afterward, we headed back downstairs for a reception. Mom held up remarkably well as folks stopped by her table to offer condolences.

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And of course there was more time to get reacquainted with cousins we don’t get to see very often.

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We had to pose this picture of the five offspring of Uncle Dwight and Aunt Marie, beloved cousins from central Oregon (except one). Two brought spouses and two brought their own offspring. Funerals are like mini family reunions, and who could complain about that?

Tomorrow we’ll take the stack of cards and some flowers over to Mom. We’ll pore over the guest sign-in sheets, and review together the day we set aside to honor and remember her husband of nearly 69 years.

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2 Responses to mahlon macy remembered

  1. John & Janet Lyda says:

    We were unable to attend the service–John has been sick and I had a doctor’s appointment. Otherwise would have been there. We always appreciated Mahlon for his ministry and his strong commitment/concern for the salvation of people. And in these last years in the HC his appreciation for our coming for sing-along. He would keep hanging onto my hand with tears in his eyes and say something like “oh the memories”. A great man.

  2. rachel says:

    It was great to talk with grandma about the service yesterday. I’m sorry I couldn’t be there. If possible, can you save a program for me? I can get it in a few weeks when I am there.

    Love you!

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