Date Honored: February 2010
How do I describe the man that became the love of my life? He had a kind and gentle soul that had seen too much horror, grief, and sadness in his lifetime. Yet, he felt that he was blessed beyond words. Living in Colorado was a “religious experience” for him on a daily basis. He loved “his” mountain, but more importantly, he loved the people that he came to call friends and family. John never met a stranger and always had a smile for all and a big bear hug for all the ladies. His capacity for love and kindness was endless. His spirit lives on in all the happy memories that he has left behind for his friends and family. John found our home here in Colorado, and he has gone on to find the perfect place for me to join him on the other side.
~ Sally Parda