Mom's memorial

20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 001  Mom's memorial was held on April 4th 2015. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 013  We got a lot of cards and flowers and some donations for the Humane Society. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 002  We played a slide show with pictures of her on the wall. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 003  Some of Therisa's friends. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 004  Roz and Alex
20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 005  Robert, Chavon and John 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 006  Corey and Barbara plus Carole and Eva in the background 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 007  Erna and Barbara with Rocky in the background 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 009  Roz talks to Kimmie and Dee 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 010  Me and Pam.  We've been friends for about 50 years,
20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 011  She drove from Concord CA for the day.  That's 4 hours each way! 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 014  Lots of good food was donated. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 015  Addison tallks to Valeri and Bob. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 017  Eva and Corey are Skyping Kyle who couldn't come due to his internship in Montreal 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 019  After lunch, Tom starts off the tributes to Mom.
20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 026  He wrote up several pages. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 021  Tom's daughter, Shire, shared a report she did on Mom for a school project 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 024  Addison Me and Therisa 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 025  Kimmie Bob Alex and John listen to Shire's speech 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 027  I adjust the microphone
20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 028  I get animated telling Mom stories. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 030  Barbara is more somber. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 031  She has written a poem to Mom. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 033  Therisa has her say. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 035  Eva did not prepare anything and spoke from the heart.
20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 037  Alex remembers Grandma 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 039  Andre had prepared something. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 042  He struggled to keep from crying but got his thoughts out. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 043  Addison was very brave with her story. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 046  Valeri is the oldest grandchild and spoke for herself and Cristine who could not attend due to an emergency appendectomy.
20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 049  Our family friend, Kelly, had a sweet story about Mom polinating the orchids at an orchid show. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 051  Tom and I are in the back with Barbara, Eva and Therisa in the front.  We are Mom's legacy as well as our children. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 052  After the memorial, we took Mom's ashes to Lake Tahoe and spread them in her favorite meadow where she can see her trailer and the lake. 20150404 Maria Steelsmith Memorial 053  We love you Mom.