Our December Luminarias Lighting came at just the right time for David. A few hours after the Luminarias event, he took his last breath, surrounded by his family. It was just the way he wanted it to be.
We knew earlier that morning that David had entered his final hours. He loved the Threshold Singers and had asked if they would sing to him when it was his time. Bill Pullen and Susan Ruch were already here, preparing for Luminarias. They called Deborah Carrithers – Deborah came right over – and around 4:30 pm, David got his wish. The three of them sang sweetly to him. That’s them in the second picture. And during Luminarias, the Conroy Christmas Carolers serenaded him, as well.
So many of his family members and friends were here regularly, always bringing food and supplies, not just for David, but for all of us. The generosity they shared with one another and with us was wonderfully overwhelming.
His daughter Savanna (in the third picture with Christus Hospice Nurse Beverly Tuomala) and Bern (his son) adored David – and so many other of his family members, we know, miss him terribly.
Each Guest touches us in different ways. David is one of those Guests we’ll be thinking about for quite some time. He made a big impact on us. And now he is at peace.