GUNNELL (Young, Arnold), Joan Elizabeth


I have died on September 29, 2017, and I was to say farewell to you. I want to thank my husband, children and grandchildren for all the living they brought to my life. The laughter, joy, tears, frustration and love made my life richer than most could imagine. To my friends and family, I say thank you for allowing me to be part of your life and in doing so, you have made mine far better for it. I hope all of you will take the opportunity to live your dreams, accomplish whatever is most important to you, but mostly love fully with great joy. Appreciate the moment. Whatever my accomplishments are, they will be noted somewhere, but not here. Do not weep for me, but if you must, then raise a glass and say farewell in your own way. There will be no formal service as my religious beliefs were my own. Smile, hug someone every day, treat people fairly and with respect, be there for others when needed, sing spontaneously, dance with abandon and love those who are important to you. It's time for me to go.

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