Dad wanted nothing more than to be in his own home. He hated being away, so at Christmas time we brought him home.
About 2 weeks before he passed away he had to go back to the hospital again. At the Dr's recommendation we put him in Hospice or a few days, but decided to bring him home. He was very happy at the news. It was clear that he didn't have long, he wouldn't eat, drank very little water and slept most of the time.
On Thursday Feb 10, Tom went to check on him and he was snoring, he checked a second time at about 9:30 and he was still sleeping. When he went back in a little after 10AM Dad was gone.
We know he went the way he wanted to, asleep in his own home.
I know he is with Mom again and they are having a sweet reunion. Both are whole and able to enjoy each other's company.
Even though it is hard for us, we will see him again.
From the AZ Republic:
Walker, George Cottam
Navy Veteran, 83, of Tolleson, Arizona
Died at his home, February 10, 2011. Services will be at 11:00a.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2011 with a Visitation from 9:00 to11:00a.m. at
Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213
The Memorial service was very simple, it was held at the Mortuary. Dad didn't attend church during his life, so we didn't see any reason to make him attend church for his funeral. Dad didn't like fanfare, so we just allowed the people who attended to share thoughts and memories.
At the cemetery we were presented with his veteran's flag and Uncle Max dedicated the grave.
back: Mary, Tom, Richard
Front: Hunter, Jordyn, LeanneThank you to all of the family who came and supported us on that difficult day.