Today I would like to remember my great grandmother Mary Stovell. She passed away late Sunday night. She was 97.
January 7th, 1913 - December 12th 2010
For the past several months, since February I believe, my grandma has been bed ridden from numerous health problems. At times she would be really sick and at others she wouldn't. It just went back forth, day to day. We are thankful that she went peacefully, and we hope and pray that she is walking with the Lord today.
If you think about it, people shouldn't be sad at funerals if we know where that person is going. If we are, we are feeling sorry for ourselves. It should be a joyous occasion because we are remembering and celebrating that person's life. All the while knowing that someday, hopefully, we will get to join them.
I don't really remember my grandma Mary as a child. She lived here in Alpine most of her life I believe, which, back then was 900 miles away. Frequent phone calls and cards were the extent of our relationship with her. We did get to see her once a year a Christmas every year however. Every year, she would play a game with us, saying that everyone would get some money, based on how they behaved that year. O and I can't forget that every year she would tell someone that they had "gained a little weight." In other words she said we were fat. Luckily, she never told me that, mostly my dad and my grandpa and one time my mom!
From what I understand she lived a full life. She was a teacher in hereAlpine for almost 50 years! That's amazing! We will certainly miss her! We love you Grandma Mary!