Readers Say Thanks
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
An open letter of deep gratitude to a loving community…
To the residents of Rifle and surrounding areas, from two individuals who have lived and worked in your midst for over 50 years, there really are not adequate words to express the deep appreciation we feel for all the years of working alongside such a fabulous and loving community.
Many of you, over the years have opened your hearts and your homes to us during sacred and difficult times of loss. In the years my wife Jennie and I have lived here and raised our three daughters we have grown to love and be loved by so many people.
Soon it will be time for me to say good-bye. In the process of coming to terms with cancer and knowing my days are limited we can’t stand the thought of me leaving without saying “thank you” to a community we love so greatly.
So, thank you. Thank you for the memories, the joys, the laughter and the tears. Thank you for your prayers and your promises that you’ll help keep an eye on Jennie once I’m gone. Thank you for the many hours of shared worship and the years of faith and trust in the services we provided through our funeral home. May you and this community be blessed and held in the Grace of God all your days.
Orval and Jennie Sowder
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The family of Rosie Ferrin has worked to clean up and make safe again the old schoolhouse in downtown New Castle. Ferrin died this summer and had owned the building that included classrooms turned into apartments for years.