I am posting this that Barb Skeffington sent me this morning for the friends
here in the newsgroup that read and chatted with John over the last eight
madgardener, up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler overlooking English
Mountain in Eastern Tennessee
Here is John's obituary.
Please sign the guest book.
I chose March 20th, the first day of spring, for the memorial mass. It
seemed so appropriate because John so loved the beauty of the Ozarks in the
spring. If you are able to attend the memorial mass, I would be honored, as
will John's memory. If you check back in a week or two to www.kirbyboaz.com
you should find a video tribute as well.
Even though John loved flowers, we knew that the church only allows one
bouquet at the memorial mass, which will be mine. He felt that if anyone
wished to make a memorial in his name, the appropriate place would be a tax
deductible contribution to the library foundation or hospice. Both serve
our community so well and are in need of funds. Their addresses are at the
end of the obituary. Or think about planting a tree or shrub somewhere
while you reflect on your connection with John.
I miss him so very much,
"The flowers, the gorgeous, mystic multi-colored flowers are not the flowers
of life; and it has been a most precious pleasure to have temporarily
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