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A Publication of Hospice of Lubbock Winter 2010

SIGN OF THE D VE
Letting your wishes be known
Pg 16
Why I Volunteer
One Man’s Hospice Journey
The Greatest Gift
Sharing from the heart
Pg 15
Living while on hospice care
Pg 8
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Christa Bumstead and Becky Garza
Alona Beesinger, Suddenlink West Texas
Marketing Manager and
Charley Wasson, Director - Hospice of Lubbock
The ceremony was enjoyed by family and friends
The Hospice of Lubbock’s Light Up a Life
fundraiser offers the opportunity for people to
remember, honor or celebrate the lives and events
of those we love.
Every year we set a goal for donations. Once we
reach that goal, the dove at the top of the tree is lit.
Thanks to all of you, we met our 2009 goal of
$60,000.
Dove Sponsor
Winter 2010 3 HOSPICE OF LUBBOCK
Lubbock, TX (KCBD) – We think of the holidays as a
time for enjoying family and friends, but for many it is a time
for remembering a great loss – someone who is not there as
they always have been.
There is an organization that helps families through that
loss, Hospice of Lubbock, the frst such agency in Lubbock.
Today it has merged with Covenant Health Systems and serves
19 counties in this region. It is the only non-proft hospice
dedicated to serving children as well as adults who are faced
with terminal illnesses, adults like Evelyn Cash.
“I think the thing that I love the most is singing, and the
saddest part is not being able to sing,” said Evelyn Cash, R.N.
and previous board member of Hospice of Lubbock.
For 30 years, Evelyn was a voice in the choir at First
United Methodist Church. “And I got this cough and so I went
to the doctor and he thought it was just allergies,” said Mrs.
Cash.
It turns out x-rays found pneumonia and then an MRI
found lung cancer underneath. Doctors told Evelyn time was
not on her side. She said they gave her three to six months to
live and that was two years ago, but this wasn’t the frst time
Evelyn has beaten the odds.
In 1971, Evelyn had breast cancer. “They told me that I
would not see my son graduate from high school. Now, I’m
seeing my grandsons graduate from high school.”
Nearly 40 years later, Evelyn has made the most of her
life. Aside from singing in church every Sunday, she is perhaps
most proud of her work as a nurse for 51 years and, for 18
years, as a volunteer for Hospice of Lubbock, a group that she
has now turned to for comfort in her last days. “Because there’s
nothing more they can do. I’ve had chemo and I’ve had radia-
tion and there’s nothing more they can do,” said Evelyn. “I lost
a son when he was 15 and I’m gonna see him. So, I’ll cry, but
that’s a part of life.”
Which is why Hospice is here with Evelyn every day now,
preparing the way for this next part of her life. “I think that
people tell you that you go to Hospice to die. You don’t go to
Hospice to die. You go to live,” said Evelyn. “You live every
moment in a much more meaningful way than you possibly
could at a hospital or by yourself at home.”
Evelyn says she still tries to attend church, to sit and listen
to the choir sing, which she said she really enjoys. “Hospice
is like having a friend with you all the time,” said Mrs. Cash.
“It’s been a good life. And if it ends tomorrow, okay. It’s been
good. And I’ve been happy.”
You’ll fnd the Hospice Tree of Lights at the corner of
19th and University. Light Up A Life is an annual fundraiser for
Hospice of Lubbock, the only non-proft hospice in Lubbock, and
it depends on donations to survive.
The dove at the top will light up when Hospice reaches its
goal, and right now they’re just half-way there, in need of another
$30,000 to light up that dove. (Hospice of Lubbock did reach its
goal and the dove was lit.)
If you would like to make a donation in honor or in memory
of someone, please call Hospice of Lubbock at 806-795-2751.
Reprinted with permission by KCBD.

By: Karin McCay at KCBD TV
HOSPICE OF LUBBOCK LIGHTS UP PEOPLE’S LIVES, LIKE
Evelyn Cash
Winter 2010
BOARD MEMBERS
Hospice of Lubbock Foundation
Development Board 2010
Amy Baugh
Debi Bostick (Chair)
Cathy Buchanan
Krista Bumstead
Evelyn Cash (Emeritus)
Amber Dean
Becky Garza
Michael Hardin, PhD
Mary Jo Lovingier
Sue Moore
Cathy Pope
Frank Ryburn, MD
Ross Shamburger
Sarah Weaver
Kim Wheeler
MISSION STATEMENT
To provide palliative and
compassionate care for
terminally ill patients while
enhancing natural death with
dignity and comfort, regardless
of ability to pay.
CONTACT US
1102 Slide Road, Suite 3
P.O. Box 16800
Lubbock, Texas 79490-6800
806.795.2751 | 800.658.2648
www.hospiceofubbock.org
Message from the Director
CHARLEY WASSON
Theologian Ann Stevenson was preaching at Boston’s Trinity Church when
she offered the following thoughts:
“God doesn’t want us to ask for long life, because it isn’t how long we live. It’s about
how we lived while we were here. Did we celebrate the time we had? Did we give
thanks for each day we had? Did we bring joy and love and kindness and generos-
ity into the world and leave some of it when we left? Did we bear our cross without
resentment and bitterness? It isn’t the length of life that ennobles us, but the quality and
substance of the life we make for ourselves and the life we share with others.”
I believe that we at Hospice of Lubbock may better understand the words of
Stevenson than most – it is what we are about, helping people live with quality and
substance. As we serve people of all ages – from months old through elderly patients,
we have the opportunity to help ensure they have a quality life and one that at the end
speaks volumes to their spirit.
This last year has been a dynamic time at Hospice of Lubbock. Despite our phe-
nomenal growth and the changes we have encountered, the staff has stayed the course
in bringing joy, love, kindness and generosity to our patients, families and community.
The continued support of our board, volunteers and supporters allows us to focus on
what our core mission is – providing compassionate care at the end of life. To each of
you, I wish much happiness, peace and prosperity in 2010.
Medical Director ............................................................Derek Skinner, MD
Associate Medical Director ............................................Melanie Oblender, MD
Associate Medical Director ............................................Michael Ragain, MD
Associate Medical Director ............................................Jeremy Brown, MD
Director ..........................................................................Charley Wasson
Clinical Manager ............................................................Cindy Land, RN
Grief Recovery Supervisor ............................................John Southern, Med, LPC
Volunteer Coordinator ....................................................Cheryl Keefer
Community Liaisons ......................................................Rose Chase, Merina Lisman
Editor in Chief ................................................................Merina Lisman
Editor ..............................................................................Janet Silver
Bruce and Mary Parks Interview ...................................Merina Lisman and Rose Chase
Article Contributions: ....................................................Belinda Coats
........................................................................................Bruce Cotton
........................................................................................Karin McCay
........................................................................................Susan Nemec
........................................................................................Frank Ryburn Jr., MD
........................................................................................Peggy Telg
........................................................................................Charley Wasson
Design and Printing ........................................................Craftsman Printers, Inc.
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Wish List Random Acts of Kindness
Table of Contents
Light Up A Life
Hospice of Lubbock Lights Up People’s Lives Page 3
Page 12
Page 14
Page 23
Page 23
2009 Children’s Annual Christmas Party
Annual Volunteer Christmas Party
In Memory of Bob Ensley
Prayer
Page 2
IN EVERY ISSUE
Physician’s Perspective Page 6
HoL Community Volunteers Page 15
Grief Recovery Center Page 10
Chaplain’s Perception Page 17
Cash register for Thrift Shop
Chair for customers to try on shoes in Thrift Shop
Several towels, preferably dark color
Hanging clothes rack - to hang aprons for storage
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Ehlo – Donation of popcorn
machine/several utility carts/two microwaves
Judy Simpson and Joe Martinez – Zoo new stuffed animals
Several anonymous gifts;
Numerous bags/sacks, stuffed animals, new fat heavy duty utility cart
$500 donation towards purchase of conference chairs
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Physician’s Perspective
FRANK M. RYBURN, JR. MD
It is a great paradox that those who possess a voracious appetite
for things are never satisfed for long. The takers seek fulfllment
in many ways and places---through power, false prestige, drugs,
alcohol, sexual exploitation, money and excessive accumula-
tion of material things. On the other hand, the giver, the one who
All Men Seek Inner Peace
“It is in giving that we receive.”
From the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
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In my years with hospice I have been enlightened by observing the joy and satisfaction of those professionals who care for pa-
tients suffering with advanced disease and facing approaching death. In dealing daily, year in and year out, with patient issues of grave
illness and impending death, we would expect caregivers to be discouraged and depressed. Also, we would anticipate the same issues
from counselors who advise and counsel families following the loss of a loved one. On the contrary, the opposite is actually true.
These caregivers fnd their work worthwhile and sacred. Their lives and work personify the joy of giving. These acts give a glimpse
into the soul, the source of goodness.
gives of himself and his possessions, experiences joy, accom-
plishment and a sense of peace. In the realm of spirituality the
metaphor for giving is “to empty oneself”, a striking contrast to
accumulating.
In his book, Refections On The Psalms, C.S. Lewis humor-
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of the summit. At this critical point, a heavy fog enveloped the
area, and he became lost from his party and was forced to spend
the night at that level. Nearly freezing to death, he was exhausted
and disoriented. A native porter, Mouzafer Ali, found and rescued
him and then assisted
him to a lower altitude
to a remote village in
Pakistan.
Over a period of
many weeks he slowly
recovered, with much
help from the villagers.
He was touched by the
care and concern they
had shown him, and,
in gratitude, wished to
do something for them.
Haji Ali, his mentor
in Korphe village, told
him that the village had a dire need for schools for its children,
especially the girls. In this remote area the Pakistani government
had not provided schools. When Greg left to return to America
he said, “I will build a school, I promise”.
That promise changed his life forever. Greg returned to
America, and in spite of many struggles, he raised funds and
established the Central Asia Institute. Through the institute and
with many trips back and dangerous encounters with the Taliban,
he has built, by 2009, 81 schools in the remote mountain villages
of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In the summer of 1996, Joseph Cardinal Bernadin, Arch-
bishop of Chicago, was informed that his pancreatic cancer had
recurred. Knowing that his remaining time was brief, he wrote a
little book representing a fnal letter to his many friends.
In The Gift of Peace he sent this message: “What I would like to
leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may fnd what I
have found: God’s special gift to each of us all - the gift of peace.
“When we are at peace, we fnd the freedom to be most fully
who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-
essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so
that God can more fully work within us.”
For committed persons in hospice or other healthcare indi-
viduals who work with and accompany patients on the turbulent
path of advanced or terminal illness, this service is a dedicated
giving of self. As Paul Tournier, the noted Swiss psychiatrist,
says in The Meaning of Persons, “this is a sharing in the destiny
of another person”. So a profound truth is shrouded in the simple
message--giving! Therein lies the source of inner peace.
“A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s tor-
rent.” Goethe, 1790
Edited by: Mazie Ryburn, Stephanie Rodda and
Janet Silver
ously makes this observation,“ I had not noticed how the hum-
blest and most balanced and capacious minds praised most, while
the cranks, misfts and malcontents praised least - the healthy
and unaffected man, even if luxuriously brought up and widely
experienced in good cookery, could praise a modest meal - praise
almost seems to be health made audible.”
In this past year it has been my pleasure to work with a
bright, talented and lovely young woman in planning the 2009
Symposium on Hospice and Palliative Care. Heather’s personal
story refects the pinnacle of giving! She had been a juvenile
diabetic for 18 years, involving continuous diffcult control ac-
companied by dangerous medical complications with a certain
shortening of her life. Three years ago she was the recipient of a
successful cadaver pancreatic transplant from a 17 year-old boy
killed in a motorcycle accident. His parents’ decision to donate
his organs, in the midst of their devastating grief, represents the
ultimate gift. From this generosity fows the renewing of faith
in human kindness like the freshness of a cool mountain stream
which nourishes the fowers in the valley below.
Last summer, while on vacation and browsing in a small
bookstore, my sister, Emily, bought and gave me a book she
thought I would enjoy; Three Cups of Tea, a true and courageous
story of giving. It is an inspiring account of Greg Mortenson, a
seasoned mountain climber in the Himalayas. He grew up in the
shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, a son of Lutheran missionaries. His
father, Dempsey, took on the diffcult task of raising money to
build the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, the frst teaching
hospital in Tanzania. During the same years his mother, Jerene,
established the Moshi International School. Accompanied by his
father, he climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro at the age of 11,
stimulating his appetite for mountain climbing.
Greg spent time in the US Army as a nurse. On discharge he
continued as an emergency room nurse, so that he could work in-
termittently and devote more time to mountain climbing. In 1993
he joined a group of seasoned climbers with plans to climb K2,
the second highest mountain in the world. During the climb, after
many days at high altitudes, the group came to within 600 meters
Frank M. Ryburn, Jr. MD
K2 Mountain, Pakistan
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Bruce and Mary Parks
ne Man's
Hospice Journey
This is part one of a three-part interview with Bruce and
Mary Parks from Lubbock, Texas. Bruce, a retired cler-
gyman, is 86 years old, intelligent and witty, with many
talents. He has tremendous loving support from his wife,
his children, many friends, and is on hospice care with
Hospice of Lubbock. He graciously agreed to share his
day-to-day experiences.
What a pleasure to visit with them. As Bruce spoke of
many of his life adventures, Mary listened intently as
she gazed at him so lovingly. He shared poems he wrote
while in the Pacifc on the U.S. Sebec tanker, serving in
WWII. If they weren’t dated, you’d swear he wrote them
today. The family hopes to publish a book of his poems.
I noticed several pencil drawings hanging on the wall
and asked about them. Mary proudly announced that
Bruce drew them. He explained he discovered his ability
to draw after retiring. Bruce’s God-given talents seem to
be endless.
What is your diagnosis? What started you on this jour-
ney?
Bruce: Mary will have to speak for me a lot. I think
it’s called multiple symptoms atrophy or Shy-Dragers
Syndrome.
Mary: I asked the doctor to explain it to me in layman
terms. The central nervous system sends out the messag-
es to all our systems: how to operate and how to breathe.
Those are carried to the systems by way of peripherals:
nerves, taste, sight, smell. Bruce’s peripheral nerves have
become damaged. They don’t know what causes it, but
because of this damage, the different systems in the body
get distorted messages. For example, one time when we
check his blood pressure it may be very low and the next
time it’s totally different, and sometimes his breathing may be diffcult. It hasn’t been lately.
Bruce: So I have to constantly check my blood pressure and sometimes my diaphragm, when breathing…I have to give it con-
siderable thought just to get a breath…things like that.
Mary: Then it will be better and the blood pressure will be running relatively well for him. His taste is gone and he’s weak. His
weight has gone from 170 lbs. to 120 lbs.
Bruce: When I was 80 years old I was running and lifting weights. I had gotten into the exercise fad in 1964. When I was 60
years old I was running 50 miles a week, things like that. On my 80th birthday I could do 11 consecutive pull-ups. I was a pretty
strong old man. Can you believe this frail old body of mine? I was an amateur golden gloves boxing champion in 1941.
What were your symptoms?
Bruce: Two years ago, I got up to walk to the bathroom door and the next thing I know I was looking into a pair of brown eyes.
My wife was leaning over me asking, “What’s the matter?”
Mary: So I called the doctor and he told me to call 911. Bruce was in the hospital for 16 days and they were doing all kinds of
tests. The pulmonologists, cardiologists, and neurologists said that they couldn’t fnd anything wrong with him. The doctor hos-
pitalist at Covenant Hospital became very interested in Bruce’s case and he began to dig! He would bring me copies of articles
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from medical magazines that he had read in his search con-
cerning multiple systems atrophy, also known as Shy-Dragers
Syndrome.
Mary: He knew there was such a thing, but he didn’t know
much about it. He went to work on it diligently. So he came
in one day and said, I know what it is. It’s rare, but there are
probably a lot more cases than we know about because it’s
very hard to diagnose.” These damaged nerves are affecting
everything.
That’s amazing. So, literally
you went from one day feeling
perfectly fine, to the next having a
rare disease?
Bruce: Well, I can look back two
years prior to that when I began
to lose interest in my physical
ftness program, stopped mowing
the lawn…
Mary: Well, it wasn’t that long
ago. You stopped working out in
May. We worked out faithfully.
Bruce: Well, I know, but I
remember other symptoms dating from about the time we
moved into this house, Mary. I began to lose interest in things
at that time.
Tell me, after the diagnosis, and you really understood the
progression with you, when did y’all determine to contact
hospice? Did you know anything about hospice? How did you
get to where you are now?
Bruce: She’ll have to answer those questions because she
took care of everything.
Mary: We were aware of hospice. Ah…
Bruce: What made us aware?
Mary: Well, my brother had cancer. He was in Dallas. We
were with him when he passed on and a hospice nurse was
with him. We knew the great work they did for his family and
a sister-in-law in California; she was on hospice for awhile.
We had known Lee Battey, not real well, but knew there was
at least one or two hospices in Lubbock. Actually, I’m not
sure if our daughter called hospice or our primary care doctor,
but hospice called us and Mr. Manning wanted to come out
and make an assessment.
Bruce: That’s right. I remember his visit.
Mary: When he came he said, “Yes, we need to be seeing
about you.” And it’s been the greatest relief for me because
there were many times in the night that I have
called 911 and he wouldn’t want me
to, but he couldn’t breathe and I’d
think well, I better. But the greatest
relief was when he said, “Anytime
you have a question you call us and
we’ll tell you what to do, or we may
say call 911, or we will tell you that
we’re on our way. And I’ve only called
one time and the lady that answered the
phone she said he was impacted and he
was suffering and she said that an RN
As B
ruce spoke of many of his
life adventures, M
ary listened
intently as she gazed at him so
lovingly. He shared poems he
wrote while in the P
acific on
the U.S
. S
ebec tanker,
serving in W
W
I
I
. I
f they
weren’t dated, you’d swear he
wrote them today.
would be there within fve or ten minutes and tell him to hold
on. Well, she was here in about six minutes. So, it is so great
to know what I can do for his sake. Just call hospice and they
take over.
Bruce leans over and pats Mary’s knee reassuringly.
How do you feel about it, Bruce?
Bruce: I don’t want to go to the hospital. Hospice is keeping
me out of the hospital. I have had great care from Hospice
of Lubbock. I love all the people who come in and I am very
glad to be a part of the program. I
feel loved. You have good people.
Not just medical people, but
people with compassion and care.
So, I’m glad I’m with Hospice of
Lubbock.
Bruce, tell us about this. One of
the challenges we have in hospice
is so many people hear the word
hospice and they think, oh, if I go
on hospice care then I’m going
to die in the next few weeks. They
are afraid of the word and they
are afraid that they’re going to have to give up. How would
you respond to that?
Bruce: I wish I had known more about my disease because
when I was frst diagnosed, I thought at any time I was go-
ing to be dead, and I could have been. So I had to make the
adjustment that it was eminent - but that was two years ago.
Had I any idea that I could live two, four or six years with this
illness I would have gotten more active and do things. So I
have. I’ve shifted over to the attitude that I have a lot of time
left on this earth, and I may not, but I’ve shifted into that atti-
tude. And so, I’m still trying to learn, that’s amazing. Why do
I need to learn if I’m soon going out of this world? So I keep
my brain going by doing cryptograms, crossword puzzles,
many 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles and play the Wii games.
Mary: A lot of times we play games. Bruce will say, “Let’s
play gin rummy.”
Bruce: I read American history, native history, World War II,
Christian history, read the Bible; more reading than I’ve ever
done.
So you really are living every day.
Bruce: I’m trying to.
Mary: He is. He still has his sense of humor, which he’s
always had.
Bruce: I asked the Lord, If you can’t make
me smart, please make me funny. I’ve
read through three different versions of the
Bible and I tell Him, I’m cramming for my
fnals.
Mary: He keeps us all laughing, really.
See next issue for part two
HoL Grief Recovery Center
I have happily spent most of my life being half of a couple
that was blessed beyond measure. There wasn’t anything that one
of us did without the other; we lived together, worked together,
and where one of us was, the other one was there, too. I have
never known anyone who was as dedicated to me as Andy. The
extent of his dedication was proven when Andy made the ulti-
mate sacrifce on October 17, 2007; a decision made so I would
be protected from certain fnancial ruin. It was the only thing he
had kept from me, and I was so unprepared for what was to come.
I was still at work when my dear friend, Jill, came to tell me that
Andy was gone. It was very hard for her because we have been
best friends for all of our lives, and her husband, Ronnie, was
Andy’s best friend. It was what we have all heard so often: Andy
was the last person who would take his life. But…he did.
The following days and weeks were spent in disbelief,
emotionally overwhelming, and at the same time, I was trying to
make arrangements to get my fnancial obligations settled. My
daughter, Anna, and I were on the phone constantly for the frst
weeks, and I continued to work for several months getting my
life in order. Andy had made sure that I would be able to fulfll
our fnancial commitments and have a comfortable life. The only
problem is that I have my comfortable life – alone.
I had never lived alone before, and it has been quite a
change, but all of my life I have trusted in the Lord and I have
felt his grace, mercy, and peace, especially through these past
two years. We always attended a very special little Primitive
Baptist church in Floydada where Andy served as a deacon and
the song leader. I still attend that church and receive so much
strength from the members and my pastor, Elder Ronnie Hedges.
Even though I certainly have endured much heartache, I still have
so much to be thankful for - our strong and compassionate son,
Andrew and his wife, Wendi; our two precious grandsons, Jacob
and Connor; our loving and very protective daughter, Anna and
her husband, Chris. Each one, in his or her own way, gives me
much solace. As I mentioned, we shared our lives with Jill and
Ronnie, and there was another couple that completed the sextet,
Jan and Richard. To their children, now grown, we were Uncle
Andy and Aunt BB. Andy’s sister, Barbara, and, brother, Randy,
will always be my sister and brother, and Aunt Leona continues
to check on me every night. The people I work with at Lubbock
ISD have been incredibly supportive from the frst moment my
life changed forever until now. I am so thankful to have all of
these special people in my life.
One day my friend, Alynn, called and asked if I would go
with her to a series of meetings dealing with grief. Alynn’s hus-
band, David, had battled cancer for several years and he passed
away fve months after Andy. I had been invited to attend various
support groups by others and I really didn’t feel that I needed or
wanted to attend any kind of support group. Alynn and David
had been served during the last months of his life by the compas-
sionate people at Hospice of Lubbock. The meetings that she
asked me to attend were at Hospice. Since my situation obvious-
ly didn’t include Hospice, I didn’t know if I would ft in. I was
assured that I would be welcome and I fnally did decide to go to
the series of meetings.
Susan Nemec and Lalani Carter were the counselors who led
“I believe I was guided to
this special place, Hospice
of Lubbock, and I am so
grateful.  I truly consider
them angels on earth.”
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the meetings. Each weekly meeting had a subject – taking care
of yourself while still grieving; dealing with the holidays; how
our situation affects those around us, and that it is normal that
our emotions were on an emotional roller coaster. Besides Susan
and Lalani, there were three of us at our meetings: Alynn, dealing
with the loss of her husband after his long battle with cancer,
Erin, a mother who doted on her beautiful eight-year old daugh-
ter, and tragically had that precious one pass away in her bed one
night, and me. We all came from such different circumstances,
yet we all shared one thing in common - grieving from the loss of
someone so dear to us. The compassion we felt for one another
created a strong bond, and we were so comforted by one an-
other’s concern. At the last meeting of the series we all agreed
that we were not ready for our time together to end. Susan and
Lalani, being the caring women they are, immediately offered to
continue meeting with us every other Tuesday night. Since then,
there have been additions to our little group. Jeannette’s precious
four-year old son had died in a tragic car accident several years
ago, and Jeannette understandably had struggled in trying to deal
with his death. She had been stopping by the Hospice offce for
quite a while, just to talk with Susan and Lalani and chose to sit
in on our meeting one night and decided to stay. Leslie also came
to us after being counseled by Susan and Lalani. Her dad had
passed away in December of 2008, and Leslie was very close to
him. He was her support and counsel and was there for her any
time she needed him, and she was having a hard time dealing
with his death.
Even though our losses are very different, we are so support-
ive and care for one another. Our relationships go beyond just
being at the meetings. We are there to listen and comfort during
any time one of us is having an especially diffcult time.
Andy and I always had a strong appreciation for Hospice because
several members of our families had been served by its staff. We
had such support and kindness during times of helplessness at
seeing a loved one slipping away. Maybe that’s why I agreed to
attend those frst meetings with Alynn. I can’t say enough about
the comfort and compassion I have received from Susan and
Lalani. We also have an intern that joined us. Robin Renfrew
is a young lady that brings a fresh air of youth and vitality to
our meetings. Our little group has quite a strong personality and
we share so much of what’s going on with our lives. We share
life’s hardships – divorce, custody battles, caring for elderly
parents facing serious illness, job loss, money concerns, and just
whatever life has thrown at us from week to week. These three
special ladies, Lalani, Susan, and Robin, don’t hesitate to offer
comments that are so insightful. Sometimes they stir up feelings
that I thought I had gotten past. I do feel a strong bond with all
of the women in my group, and I consider them a very important
part of my life.
I know that I have to go on with my life, and I am, but I also
carry Andy in my heart and always will. I believe there is a
reason for things to happen as they do, and I continue to pray
that the Lord will guide me in all ways. I have grown to love a
scripture in Proverbs that I shared with our group. “Trust in the
Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understand-
ing.” I don’t have to know why things happened the way they
did, I just have to trust in the Lord. I believe I was guided to this
special place, Hospice of Lubbock, and I am so grateful. I truly
consider them angels on earth.
Belinda and Andy Coats
Hospice of Lubbock Grief Recovery Center
1102 Slide Road, #3, 806-795-2751
All groups meet at the above location.
Monthly Infant Loss Support Group
This Monthly support group meets the frst
Tuesday of each month.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Healing through sharing…
You do not have to travel the journey alone.
Men’s Coffee Group
Meets every Wednesday
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sharing questions and thoughts with
others experiencing similar loss.
Ongoing Grief Support Group
Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the Month
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm or 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A grief support group for those who have
lost a love one through death.
HoL Memorial Service
May 20, 2010 at 7:00PM
Location to be announced
Please call for more information 806-795-2751
O.W. English Kids Grief Camp
The Jungle of Grief
Lubbock Lake Landmark
July 24, 2010
Caring for the Caregiver
Meets the second Friday of every month,
at noon, lunch is provided.
Grace House Assisted Living
6502 4th Street, House #3
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In spite of the frigid cold and icy roads, 36 kids and their par-
ents, grandparents, and guardians braved the weather to come out
to be a part of our Hospice of Lubbock Children’s Christmas
Party!!
While the adults met with grief counselors, the kids enjoyed
making various crafts and ornaments. Kids chose various colored
jingle bells, representing the varied emotions they have experi-
enced in their grief journey, and threaded them onto pipe clean-
ers which were then tied in a circle and decorated with ribbon to
make ornaments.
Another craft was the Refective Memory Wreath. Ten CDs
were glued in a circle and decorated with red beaded garland with
a ribbon glued at the top for a hanger. On the silver refective
side, the kids wrote a memory or a word that represented their
loved one on each CD and then decorated the wreath with various
Christmas stickers.
Of course, the all-time favorite, cookie decorating, was every
kid’s stop!
Our primary book that each child received this year was
“The Invisible String,” which talked about how “people who love
each other are always connected by a very special string made of
love. Even though you can’t see it with your eyes, you can feel
it with your heart and know that you are always connected to ev-
eryone you love.” As a companion to the book, kids were able to
make an ornament of two red wood hearts connected by fshing
wire. On one heart they wrote their own name and on the other
heart they wrote the name of their loved one that had died.
After the adults fnished their session with the grief coun-
selors, each family then worked together to decorate a memory
stocking that represented their loved one who had died. During
the holidays each family member could write a letter to their
loved one that could then be placed inside the stocking and
shared with everyone on Christmas day.
The singing of Christmas carols brought the arrival of Santa
Claus who read the story of “The Invisible String,” and then
listened ever so patiently as each child told him what they wanted
for Christmas! Each child then got his picture taken with Santa
as he passed out their age-appropriate, grief-specifc books. Then
they chose the stuffed animal that represented where they were
in their grief journey: the elephant, who reminded them that they
would never forget their loved one; the lion/tiger, which repre-
sented the courage to work through their grief; the giraffe was a
reminder to reach out for help; and the monkey, who served as a
reminder to have fun while grieving.
A fun time was had by children and adults alike! One grief
counselor felt it was all worthwhile when, at the end of the night,
a little four-year old who she has worked with, came running up
to her and jumped in her arms to say goodbye!!!
An event such as this cannot transpire without the help and
support of the volunteers who helped with the planning, the two
work days we had, wrapping books, setting up, helping with all
the activities of the night, and the ever dreaded clean up. A huge
“thank you” to those of you who helped to make the Christmas
party such a big success!! Also, a very special thank you to
Betenbough Homes for providing the fnancial support to make
the party possible to begin with!!


Children’s Annual
Christmas Party
Blessings for the New Year!
Susan Nemec, LBSW, ACBSW, CT
“People who love each other are always
connected by a very special string made of love.”
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“People who love each other are always
connected by a very special string made of love.”
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Hospice of Lubbock Volunteers gathered to celebrate the holidays at the annual Volunteer
Christmas Dinner on December 15. In a busy, hectic season, everyone enjoyed the opportu-
nity to sit a little (which doesn’t happen often in our volunteers’ worlds!), visit, and enjoy a
delicious supper. Our “Wright Family” gift exchange is quickly becoming a tradition at this
annual event! Many thanks to the Hospice of Lubbock staff who helped host, serve and “turn
the tables” to let the volunteers be pampered for a change!
CELEBRATION
ANNUAL VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Winter 2010 15 HOSPICE OF LUBBOCK
What does a hyperactive, former
kindergarten teacher do when she
moves to a new city? Her four children
are grown, and her husband travels a
lot! In my case, I realized the oppor-
tunity I had long been waiting for was
fnally here. As a person well acquaint-
ed with grief due to the death of two
children, two close friends of our sur-
viving children, and the long illnesses
of three parents, I knew I wanted to be involved with Hospice.
Because of my life experiences, I had learned that despite
what our society leads us to believe, death is inevitable. It is
how we deal with the process and the aftermath that makes all
the difference. I wanted to be an active part of that difference.
From that very frst tentative call to Hospice asking
about their training program, my experiences have been so
rewarding. The 24 hours of training has to be one of the most
life-affrming experiences I have yet encountered. Words can-
not begin to express the grace and love I witnessed as people
related their stories.
When I tell people I am a Hospice volunteer, I make
many very uncomfortable. “Oh, I just could not do that. It is
too sad,” or “I would get too involved.” Being involved is the
message Hospice gives its patients and their families
At the most challenging time in a person’s life, I am
given the honor and privilege of being involved. We become
Hospice of Lubbock Volunteers
PEGGY TELG
Why I Volunteer
good friends and we do what good friends often do: we laugh,
we cry, and we just talk. Each of my patients has taught me
something valuable… even though the frst three died after the
frst visit!
Singling out the most memorable moments is diffcult. To
me, it is like trying to decide which of my children I love the
most. I have witnessed deep, abiding love in couples married
for years, such as the grizzled WWII vet and bronze medal
recipient who so tenderly combed his wife’s hair. There was
a remarkable woman who could no longer speak aloud yet
we still talked; her eyes said it all. Teaching older women to
pump gas has become a regular part of my duties. With some
of the caregivers, we continue to stay in touch with cards,
calls, and even lunches. Each experience has not only deeply
moved me but helped to shape my own life journey.
Hospice has even allowed me to express my love of
children and teaching through Rocky Road, summer camp,
and Christmas parties. A mother at one of our Rocky Road
sessions told me her son was deeply hurt because his school
friends could not see the beauty he saw in his little sister’s
picture. Taking him aside, I asked him to bring the picture
the next week. I brought pictures of my deceased sons, and
we both shared memories of happier times. His smile and the
warm glow in his eyes remain in my heart to this day.
All of these experiences are just a small sampling of why
I am so humbled and honored to be a volunteer with Hospice
of Lubbock.
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SIMPLY PUT, Hospice of Lubbock could not do what we do without our volunteers. Our office would not be as efficient, our
fundraising and special events would be chaotic, our mass mailings would never be sent, our Thrift Shoppe would not exist,
and our patients would not have the loving, additional emotional support that these fine individuals bring. WE APPRECIATE
YOU! Many thanks to all of you who helped with the Giving Thanks Luncheon, Getting Through the Holidays Dinner, Novem-
ber Memorial Service, Light Up a Life, and the Children’s Christmas Party. You are ALL Treasures.
Cheryl Keefer, Volunteer Coordinator and the HoL Staff
The Value of Volunteers...Picele
CELEBRATION
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In the last few weeks I have worked with two families
who lives took unexpected courses. Both families were healthy
until this last year, when disease and an accident changed the
trajectory of their lives. Both families told me the same thing,
“We never planned for something like this to happen. We never
thought we would be dealing with death this soon.”
I am often asked, “when should we start thinking about
wills, advanced directives and what would be important to us at
the end of our lives?” My answer is fairly standard – whenever
death is possible and you have an obligation to those you care
about. The greatest gift you can give your loved ones is letting
your wishes and goals be known, relieving the burden from
them of so many decisions.
A nationwide program
has been launched by Aging
with Dignity and the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation.
Five Wishes
®
is a guide to
help individuals express their
wishes when they cannot com-
municate for themselves or at
the end of life. Most states
recognize the Five Wishes
®
as
a valid, legal document that
provides the critical informa-
tion that families and care-
givers need in the event you
cannot speak for yourself. The
Five Wishes® document meets
the state of Texas requirements for both power of attorney and
advanced directives.
Information that your loved ones need to know includes:
~ The person you want to make care decisions for you when
you are no longer able
~ What medical treatments you want or do not want
~ How we can make you comfortable and what that comfort
means to you
~ How you want to be treated and cared for
~ Wishes, feelings and other information you want your loved
ones to know – such as funeral arrangements or how you want
to be remembered
I’ve been asked countless times when you should have a
will done. I go back to my standard reply - whenever death is
possible and you have an obligation to those you care about.
Wills can be simple or complex depending on your assets, li-
abilities and those affected by your decisions. A will allows you
to communicate how your family is cared for after you are gone
and eases potential legal problems for your loved ones.
Advanced Directives take a huge stress off loved ones and
care providers. It seems that weekly I am talking to families
about what their loved one would want and how we can best
care for them now. Often, parents have had the conversation
with their children – but it is never written down. The stress
grows as the family member begins to wonder if they are doing
something for their ill loved one or something to their loved
one. We have the ability to
relieve that stress and to give
direction to physicians regard-
ing what is important to us as
individuals.
Equally important is that we
honor the individual and what
is valuable to them as a person.
I worked with an older gentle-
man who loved his dog and
said he wanted her near him
when he died. There are things
that are important to each of
us – sometimes it is music, a
favorite quilt, or pictures that
bring comfort; other times it is
in how we are cared for – the
desire to be bathed daily or for prayers to be spoken. After
death is the period stressful for the family – we may wish that
our funeral be handled a certain way or that our loved ones go to
counseling for their grief. Expressing what is important to us is
ensuring that both our family and we are taken care of.
It is a truly blessed gift to communicate with others – in
life and at the time of death. We have an opportunity to speak
for ourselves during the dying process; ensuring our wishes and
values are upheld. We also have the opportunity to reach out to
those who care for us and let them know they are honoring our
wishes and values. Giving the gift of planning and insight is
truly a blessed legacy for our loved ones that reduces concern
and allows them more time to focus on the relationship between
them and the dying individual.
The greatest gift you can give your loved ones is letting your wishes and goals be
known, relieving the burden from them of so many decisions.
GREATEST
GIFT
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By: Charley Wasson
Winter 2010 17 HOSPICE OF LUBBOCK
A story that has been related to
countless numbers of children in
Sunday School is the event of the
burning bush. Moses was walking
along and, seeing a bush that was
burning but not being consumed, de-
cided that he would check it out. As
he approached the bush, a voice said,
“take off your shoes because you are
walking on holy ground.” Can you
imagine the astonishment of Moses seeing a sight such as
this? Can you imagine the shock that Moses must have felt
just hearing a voice and seeing no one present with him? It
must have left him absolutely speechless. He had no idea that
he would be walking on holy ground that day when he left
home, but walk on the holy ground he did.
Klaudia Smucker describes her feelings as she stands on
holy ground with families in planning funerals. “When I sit
down with a family to plan a funeral, they let me into their
lives at a time when they are vulnerable. It is a gift they give
to me. I do not take this privilege lightly. My role is to be
present with them, listening, caring, and helping them create
a service that honors the deceased, respects the family, wor-
ships God, and provides hope.”
There are those speechless times that we have in work-
ing with dying people and their families as we walk on holy
ground with them. I want to relate one of those speechless
moments that I experienced in recent months. I was privi-
leged to walk with a man and then his family on holy ground
in relationship to his faith.
I sat with this man’s family planning his funeral back at
the frst of December. I not only walked on holy ground with
Where Is Your
Chaplain’s Perception
BRUCE COTTON
them that day, but also I had walked with their loved one for
a couple of months as he approached death. When I sit with
a family to plan a service one of the frst things I do is have
the family provide one-word descriptions of their loved one.
As this family began to give me these words, one family
member said, “I don’t know about his faith” (referring to the
loved one).
I felt I could help with that answer. Their loved one
had become cynical about his faith, having grown up in a
preacher’s home where the pastor had to have the perfect
wife, the perfect children, and the perfect family. His dad
was very strict in having all the “perfects” that were demand-
ed by church people. In this environment this man’s faith
had faded into the background. In fact, to his family, there
seemed to be no faith at all.
I shared with the family the story of my frst visit with
their loved one. As I visited with the man I had asked if he
wanted me to have prayer for him, he immediately said,
“yes!” and was enthusiastic with that yes. Now here was a
man with dementia, yet when approached about a key ele-
ment of faith, he immediately responded with faith in prayer.
What a wonderful experience for me
and an uplifting story to relate
to the family. Walking on holy
ground? Absolutely!!
There was a tremendous
excitement felt by the
family that day. We not
only stood on holy
ground, but they knew
their loved one had
rediscovered his faith.
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MeMorials
Hope Adcock
Becky and Clark Richards
Wanda Alderson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroope
Samantha Aleman
Ms. Gail Aleman
Eldena Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Glenn
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Boyett
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. McGrew
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Wenzel
Mr. and Ms. Robert H. Maier
Ms. Winona Schultz
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Delaney
Mr. and Mrs. Roy F. Baum
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Dietz
Geri Anderson
Armstrong Mechanical
Harold E. Anderson
Wesley and Nicole Shields
James Anderson
Jean W. Anderson
Jeff Anderson
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
Nora F. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. Loranzo C. Anderson
Mary Argila
Dr. Robert J. Bisbee
Ms. Antoinette Brackeen
Alberto Arguello
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Sharp
Fred P. Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Armstrong
Fred and Ingrid Armstrong Trust
Delores Arp
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Millican
Willis Atchley
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Atchley, Jr.
Rex Aycock
Ms. Paulina Jacobo
Wayne Bagwell
City Bank
Joe Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sharp
Ms. Connie Stallings
Ms. Debbie Winfrey
Curtis Baker
Ms. Kathy Mann
Paul L. Baker
Mr. Thomas Baker
Ruth Baker
C.R. Baker
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Baker
Ms. Kate Cross
Mr. Frazier Thompson
Ms. Nancy M. Koenig
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly S. Morman
Ms. Gayle Settle
Texas Tech Law School Foundation
Ms. Denise Williams
Terry Baker
Mr. Thomas Bake
Kelly T. Baldridge
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boedeker
Catherine Baldwin
Ms. Charlotte Doss Bingham
Ms. Dorothy A. Ford
Ms. Mary J. Hildebrand
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Preast
George Baldwin
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Preast
Lynn Bales
Anonymous Donor
Nadine Barbee
Ms. Virginia Waldrip
Rufus Barker
Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Brock
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dennis
Ms. Nancy Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Postar
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Latham
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Smith
Christopher Barnes
Ms. Gail Aleman
Rita Barnett
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Faulkner
Bruce Bartholomew
Ms. Anne Price
Larry Beadle
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Perry
Marie Beadle
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Perry
Bobby Beard
Ms. Winnie Cammack
Bula Beard
Covenant Health System Finance
Department
Ms. Amanda Lamprecht
Nellie N. Beauchamp
Mr. and Mrs. Bryce J. McGregor
Alvis Bell
Ms. Geraldine Bell
Hazel Bennett
Mr. Samuel A. Bennett
Ike Bennett
Ms. Sharon G. Williams
Marilou Bennett
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
Ross R. Bennett
Ms. Patricia A. Ellison
Catherin Benson
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Beverly J. Berry
Ms. Barbara Blevins
Rick Bevers
Mr. Glen Borland
Violet Bigham
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Weiss
Barbara Billings
Mrs. Ollie Sprayberry
Doyle Bingham
Mrs. Betty Bingham
Boyd and Brenda Bird
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney W. Cates
Freda Bishop
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Joplin
June Bissle
Ms. Delores A. Collins
Dewey Black
Mr. and Mrs. David Vannoy
Sharon Black
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Barnett
Virginia J. Black
Mr. and Mrs. David Vannoy
Johnny Blackburn
Ms. Joyce F. Blackburn
Thomas Blackburn
Ms. Wanda J. Blackburn
Maudean Blagg
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Payne
Carol Blake
Ms. Gail Aleman
Gilbert Bleau
Ms. Dorothy F. Bleau
Josef A. Blevins
Mrs. and Mr. Shirley E. Blevins
Dolphus E. Blodgett
Ms. Teresa K. Blodgett
Ollie Blodgett
LaFern Pearson
Connie Bonda
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Millican
Gertrude Boren
Mr. and Mrs. Max Christopher
Tom Box
Mrs. Diana Browning
Mr. Virgil A. Holt
Ms. Mira J. Kaufmann
Mr. and Mrs. Lonny Marshall
Mr. and Mrs. R.E. McCormack
Mr. Robert Ungemach
Lydia A. Brase
Ms. Helen W. Doege
Lester Brewer
Ms. Frances M. Privett
Dene Bridges
Mrs. Lanelda R. Bridges
Marcia Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffn
A Loving Brother
Ms. Ann A. Godfrey
Arnold M. Brown
Hook and Husen, Attorneys
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Revell
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Strickland
Mr. Andrew Ritch
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Copeland
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Cook
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hyde
Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Rosinbaum
Mr. and Mrs. Don Ewan
Mr. Jack Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Matt McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Don Butler
Mr. and Mrs. Jim H. Steward
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Smith
Bobbie M. Brown
Mrs. Louise Underwood
Charles F. Brown
Charla Young
Dorothy Brown
Mr. Tommy O. Middleton
Dr. and Mrs. Scott Porter
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Chambers
Mr. William and Judith Walton
Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Conner
Mr. and Mrs. D. Michael Bishop
Mr. and Mrs. D. Brad Green
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Penner
Mr. and Ms. Pete Baker
Ms. Suzanne A. Baker
Mrs. Margie Barclay
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell “Andy” Ander
Mrs. Glenna Anderson
Dorothy Brown
Mr. Mark Maxey
Nina Brown
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Smith
Vince R. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Dan C. Gurley
Mr. Mike McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lawrence
Ms. Betty Curton
Mr. Wynant Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. M. Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Williams
C.E. and Kay Key
Mrs. and Mr. Lynn Forbess
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brown
Mr. Charles T. Draper
Mr. Robert P. Wallach
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd
Basin Surveys
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Eagan
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lafont
Dr. and Mrs.Wayne Culp, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Chambers
Dr. and Mrs. Edward F. Houser, Jr
Mr. Tommy O. Middleton
Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Rambo
Mrs. Margie Croft
Ms. June C. Brown
Mr. Marshall R. Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny M. Fisher
Ms. Carol Calhoon
Mr. and Mrs. G. Dan Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. “Champ” Turner
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Socolofsky
Dr. and Mrs. John F. Brown
Pat Crimmins
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sanders
Mrs. Anisse Reynolds
Ms. Wanda W. Wallace
Mr. James Gallagher
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Holler
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Vaughn
Delta Delta Delta Alumnae
Chapter
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Galbraith
Mrs. J.K. Fulton
Mrs. Mary A. Fulton
Ms. Linda Harville
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Nelson
Mr. Bruce K. Brown
Ms. Judy H. D. Franklin
Ms. Suzanne A. Baker
William and Judith Walton
Mr. and Mrs. Kinch E.Meyer, Jr.
Mrs. Nan Shropshire
Ms. Karen Williams
Michael L. Browning
Ms. Ginger L. Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shifar
Ms. Carole A. Mirsky
Era Bryant
Gleaners Sunday School
Class High
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Niehaus
Olllie Buchanan
Duncan Press, Inc.
Larry and David Buckingham
Ms. Delores A. Collins
Barbara Buescher
Mr. David Buescher
Jerry F. Grimes
Lori Bufe
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rieken
Evelyn Bures
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Negri
Ann Burns
Mr. and Ms. John E. Long
Sharon Bushong
Mr. and Mrs. Bryce J.
McGregor
Thelma Byrd
Ms. Kathy Mann
David Cain
Mrs. and Mr. Alynn Cain
Helen Cantrell
Ms. Joyce Cantrell
Gordon Carlson
Ms. Janice K. Justice
Ruth Carr
Ms. Betty S. Carr
Warlick Carr
Ms. Betty S. Carr
Waylon R. Carroll
Mrs. Johnnie M. Leslie
Charlotte Carver
Mr. and Mrs. David Carver
Jim Carver
Mr. and Mrs. David Carver
Clyde Cash
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Terry
Patrick Cash
Ms. Victoria Thornley
Connie Castillo
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
David Cauley
Dr. Craig C. Wallace, O.D.
Beatrice Cavazos
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Brian Chase
Mike and Rose Chase
Katie Chavet
Mr. Terry McInturff
Maureen Chisholm
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Jo Cline
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Julian
Joe Close
Ms. Dorothy Maxey
Maxine Colburn
Ms. Jean McGowen
Adele Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Akin
Gene Collins
Mrs. Dorothy L. Collins
Mary Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Livesay
Jean S. Cone
Ms. Ann Rife
Bertie M. Coon
Ms. and Mr. Janet Perez
Dee Cooper
Ms. Darleen J. West
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Painter
Ms. Susan Nemec
Arlene B. Kerr
Ruth Corbin
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L.
Campbell
Mr. Randall Corbin
We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions from April 2009 to December 2009
Every effort has been made to correctly list all contributions to Hospice of Lubbock. If you note a mistake or omission,
please accept our apologies and inform our offce of any corrections or changes by calling 806.725.6089.
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Mr. David Buescher
Jerry F. Grimes
Lori Bufe
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rieken
Evelyn Bures
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Negri
Ann Burns
Mr. and Ms. John E. Long
Sharon Bushong
Mr. and Mrs. Bryce J.
McGregor
Thelma Byrd
Ms. Kathy Mann
David Cain
Mrs. and Mr. Alynn Cain
Helen Cantrell
Ms. Joyce Cantrell
Gordon Carlson
Ms. Janice K. Justice
Ruth Carr
Ms. Betty S. Carr
Warlick Carr
Ms. Betty S. Carr
Waylon R. Carroll
Mrs. Johnnie M. Leslie
Charlotte Carver
Mr. and Mrs. David Carver
Jim Carver
Mr. and Mrs. David Carver
Clyde Cash
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Terry
Patrick Cash
Ms. Victoria Thornley
Connie Castillo
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
David Cauley
Dr. Craig C. Wallace, O.D.
Beatrice Cavazos
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Brian Chase
Mike and Rose Chase
Katie Chavet
Mr. Terry McInturff
Maureen Chisholm
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Jo Cline
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Julian
Joe Close
Ms. Dorothy Maxey
Maxine Colburn
Ms. Jean McGowen
Adele Cole
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Akin
Gene Collins
Mrs. Dorothy L. Collins
Mary Collins
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Livesay
Jean S. Cone
Ms. Ann Rife
Bertie M. Coon
Ms. and Mr. Janet Perez
Dee Cooper
Ms. Darleen J. West
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Painter
Ms. Susan Nemec
Arlene B. Kerr
Ruth Corbin
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L.
Campbell
Mr. Randall Corbin
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Ellis
Mr. and Mrs. James Gorsuch
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E.
Grabowsk
Ms. Diane Hubbard, C.P.A.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kennedy
Ms. Joyce L. Kuhl
Ms. Marie Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. James W.
McCormack
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J.
Sancibrian
Bess A. Costanzo
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Loper
Billy Crump
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Crump
Guadalupe Cruz
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Ronald Currin
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Klein
Lubbock Surgical Associates
Alan R. Curry
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Coon
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bagley
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Sammons
Mr. and Mrs. Rod Alexander
Mary Kate Curry
Kelly McNiell
J. C. Dalton
Ms. Christene Jackson
Jim and Jo Daniel
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Daniel
Bob Danner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffn
Ashley Davis
Mrs. and Mrs. Joyce Hicks
Florine C. Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Ryburn, Jr.
Michael Davis
Ms. Agnes J. Vanschaik
Ms. Theresa Vanschaik
Morene Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr
Ross Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Key
Terry Davis
Ms. and Dr. Martin Miser
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Ms. Rose Chase
Joe Deaton
Mr. J.R. Slentz
Robert Demel
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gandy
Jack Denton
Ms. Julie Denton
James Dewbre
Ms. Barbara Witt
Dana Dickey
Ms. Beverly Cain
John C. Dickey
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones
Yellowhouse Gin Co., Inc.
Carolyn Dodson
Ms. Patricia A. Ellison
Joyce Doss
Mr. and Mrs. Emilio Abeyta
Billie F. Doty
Ms. Pam Richards
Mildred M. Drake
Ms. Gale Robinson
John Draper
Mr. and Mrs. Natt Park
Leonard Dunn
Mr. and Mrs. Joe V. Sanders
Preston Dunn
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey L. Dunn, Sr.
Uelala Durham
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroope
Jesse B. Duval
Ms. Eloise Duval
Necia Dyer
Ms. Janice K. Justice
Martin and Opal Eagle
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Eagle
Betty Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brauchi
Ms. Lloydine Huffaker
Donald Edwards
Ms. Lloydine Huffaker
J.S. Edwards
Mrs. J.S. Edwards
Mr. Richard Edwards
Luther Edwards
Mrs. Frances Sowder
Maggie Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edwards
Mary B. Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Horace T. Edwards
Pete Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brauchi
Theresa Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Horace T. Edwards
Wilbur Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Edwards
Ginger Eschenbaum
Mr. Terry McInturff
Barbara Ethridge
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Graves
Kirk and Kaka Ethridge
Mrs. Mitzi Jordan
Mary Ethridge
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Graves
Roy Ethridge
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Graves
Gene and Grace Evans
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Buxkemper
Orville Evans
Ms. Marie H. Evans
Jimmy Falkenbury
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Esparza
Cam L. Fannin
Ms. Paula Finney
Alfred S. Farmer
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gillum
Ray Farmer, M.D.
Mr. Wayne P. Turney
Ione Faulkner
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Coke
Ms. Ruth Denison
Ms. Kristy Faulkner
Ms. Lavonne Fritschy
Ms. June Linker
Callie Finley
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stiles
Clarence H. Finley
Ms. Ivy Minchew
Lucila G. Flores
Mr. and Mrs. Giles McCrary
Doris Forson
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Daniel
Ms. Minnie L. Cothran
Mr. Daniel G. Murrie
Ms. Martha Armstrong
Ms. Joyce Page
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gayman
United Church of God-Waco
and Austin
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Daniel
Lubbock Professional Fire Fighters
Fran Fox
Ms. Julia F. Turnbow
Fran Francis
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
Don Franklin
TTUHSC - Department of Psychiatry
Flora P. Fudge
Ms. Pat Donathan
Owens Co-op Gin Co.
Ms. Camellia Deckelman
Ms. Lucille Strickland
George Fugitt
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Stiles
Cody Fulford
Mr. and Mrs. Natt Park
Steven R. Garrett
Mr. and Mrs. Jared Kerr
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Webb
Guy Gearhart
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr
Jimmie Gibson
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
Anju Gill
Dr. and Mrs. Gurdev Gill,
Mary Lou Gillespie
Mr. Billy Giles
Delmar Givens
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Livesay
Erwin E. Glover
Mrs. Dorothy T. Glover
Mozelle Goble
First Baptist Church of New Deal
Ralph Godfrey
Ms. Ann A. Godfrey
Laure Golden
City Bank
Norma Gonser
Dr. Michael P. Auringer
Valde Gonzales
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Linda Gras
Dr. Rebecca M. Chapman
Norma Gras
Dr. Rebecca M. Chapman
Jim Graves
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Graves
Minnie Graves
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Graves
Jean Green
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Livesay
Harry Greenwood
Mr. and Mrs. Don Roark
Jennifer Greenwood
Mr. and Mrs. Don Roark
Clint Gregory
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Miller, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Beck
Ms. Sharyn A. Bledsoe
Micah Griffn
Kelene R. Fortney
Dwight Griffth
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
Marjorie K. Grumlin
Ms. and Mr. Frances M. Privett
Judy Hall
Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Ryburn, Jr.
Clifford Hamilton
First Baptist Church of New Deal
Mary Hamilton
K. G. Hamilton
Jimmie L. Hammersley
Mrs. Donna Owen
Jana Hammitt
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hammitt
Peggy and Raymond Hammitt
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hammitt
Rocky Harbour
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroope
Bettye Hardeman
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Goodell
Ms. W. Coleen Smith
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Logan
Mr. and Mrs. Emory L. Cassell
Mrs. Jo Reinhard
Ms. Betty Brashier
Mrs. Wanda Clayton
Ms. Linda L. Adkins
Mrs. Margaret Richardson
Mrs. Virginia Lewis
Ms. Emmie Overton
Mrs. Arthur B. Hudgins
Ms. Sally Hardeman
Lubbock Digestive Disease
Associates
Jacky Harp
Mr. and Mrs. Giles McCrary
Bill Harris
Dr. and Ms. Martin Miser
Janita Harris
Ms. Malinda Harris
Mr. and Ms. Walter Harris
Smoky Harris
Ms. Verlyn M. Harris
Jane Harrison
Ms. Emily W. Spears
Joe Hart
Ms. Peg Hart
William Hastedt
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Johnson
Ms. Joann Thomason
Marti Hatch
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hatch
Paul E. Hayes
Mr. Eric Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Dendy
Mr. and Mr. Ross B. Hood
Monday Bible Study Group
John W. Hays
Mrs. and Mr. Charlotte Moody
Alan Hayworth
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby D. Hayworth
C. Curtis Head
Ms. Cleo Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
James Hempstead
Mr. Johnny L. Milburn
Gladys Hendrix
Mrs. Nancy Thuett
Jess Hendrix
Mrs. Nancy Thuett
Margaret Henion
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Allan Henneman
Ms. Lee Battey
Buster L. Henry
Mr. Lynn R. Wright
Stanley Hickerson
Mrs. and Mr. Marcella Hickerson
Kenneth W. Hicks
Mrs. Joyce Hicks
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Ivory
Bobby Hill
Mrs. Thelma Hill
E.H. Hillger
Ms. Sharon Parr, TTE
Hattie Hindman
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Eagle
Linda K. Hines
Mrs. Carol Kuykendall
Vee Hisey
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Baum
Melonie Holcomb
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Holcomb
Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard
Isabelle Holder
Ms. Josefna Everett
Ed Holeman
Ms. Joyce L. Kuhl
Marian Holland
Dr. and Mrs. James E. Holland
Ron Hollingshead
Ms. Valerie Hollingshead
Mary Holt
Ms. Grace Allen
Loyd Hood
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Phil Hood
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Bridwell
D. R. Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Dan C. Gurley
James C. Horton
City Bank
Jerry P. House
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Brown
Ms. Margaret A. Simmers
Mr. Wayne Sartor
Synappsys of Norman OK
Haley Memorial Library
Mrs. Lou D. Diekemper
Mr.and Mrs.John G.Taylor Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Harmon
Mr. and Mrs. Giles M. Forbess
Valentine’s Building Services, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. William Eastland
Mr. James E. White
Ms. E. Carolyn Ater
Dr.and Mrs.Wayne Culp, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Furgeson
Sanford and Tatum Insurance
Agency
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. McLaughlin
Mrs. Narong Indachandr
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Gibson
Mrs. Ramonda Bingham
Ms. Wanda Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Ron C. Rogers
Mr. and Mrs.Willard T. Martin, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Taylor
We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions from April 2009 to December 2009
Every effort has been made to correctly list all contributions to Hospice of Lubbock. If you note a mistake or omission,
please accept our apologies and inform our offce of any corrections or changes by calling 806.725.6089.
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Mr. and Mrs. Edward R. Smith
Mrs. Louise Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Benton
Atlas Metal and Iron Corp.
Jerry F. Grimes
Ms. Susan Thomas
Mrs. Margaret Talkington
Mr. and Mrs. George McMahan
Ms. Sara T. McKee
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Eagan
Ms. E. Gay Potter
Dr. Kyle J. Coulter
Carmyn H. Morrow
Mrs. F. M. Hoffman
PlainsCapital Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Boyer
Mr. Paul Tadlock
Mrs. J.K. Fulton
Mrs. Mary A. Fulton
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hooks
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Tumlinson
Ms. Emogene House
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lawrence
Homer L. Howard
Ms. Freda Glover
Mary Ann Howell
Mr. Wesley H. Looney
Donald Huffaker
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Brauchi
Ms. Lloydine Huffaker
Dortha Hughes
Mr. and Ms. John T. Bandy
Ernest Hughes
Mrs. Lanelda R. Bridges
Opal P. Hunter
Ms. Anna C. Borg
Clint Hurley
Mrs. Oreta F. Adams
Winifred Hurst
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hurst
Laura Iannetta
Wesley and Nicole Shields
Margaret Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Mattison
Jackie Jarrett
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Crider
Eloise Jenkins
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Huenerga
Ronald Jenkins
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Huenerga
Danny Jerden
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Young
Richard Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry F. Smith
Frank W. Johnson
Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert and Moss.
George Johnson
Mrs. Jamie Johnson
James R. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Joe V. Sanders
Ralph Johnston
Mr. Robert P. McMillen
Jack Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
Robert Jones
Ms. Wanda L. Schale
Bob Jordan
Mrs. Mitzi Jordan
Harold Jordan
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Livesay
Phoebe Joseph
Charles and Merina Lisman
Irene Kahlich
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis A. Snider
Henry W. Kaufmann
Ms. Mira J. Kaufmann
Velma Keeling
Ms. Carletta Keeling
Stephanie Kehr
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sedgwick
Alfred Kelly
First Baptist Church of New Deal
Bob Kerby
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Freedman
Martha Kerby
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Freedman
Garland Kerr
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr
Azalee Killian
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pullen
D.S. Kinsey
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lutrick
Chris Kitchens
Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert and
Moss.
Ms. Mitzi McCoy
Maymie Knapp
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart C. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Brown
Mr. Richard T. Lauer
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shubert
Mr. Ray Wareham
Alma E. Knarr
Dr. Linda C. Kennedy
Jimmy Knisley
Dr. and Mrs. Joe Cauley
Vadim Komkov
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Hill
Donald Krebbs
Ms. Janis A. Cooper
Mrs. Elta C. Rouse
Mr. and Mrs. Don Herriage
Ms. Paula Donley
Ms. Dena D. Tilson
Ms. Barbara L. Randolph
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Taylor
Ms. Nancy Cobb
Ms. Barbara E. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. George McDuff
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Patterson
Ms. Jane E. Anderson
Mr. and Mrs. David L. Cameron
Ms. Cressinda N. Hyatt
Ms. Ana M. Valadez
Shelley and Sarah Anthony
Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Warlick
Ms. Cheryl Meixner
Jean Kritzer
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kritzer
Ronald Kuhl
Ms. Joyce L. Kuhl
Dorothy Kurio
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lorenz
Mary C. Kuss
Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Wall
Curtis Kuykendall
Mrs. Carol Kuykendall
Bill Laceky
Ms. Ann A. Godfrey
Nettie Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Millican
Sherrell “Rod” Lambert
Ms. Irma Guerra
Ms. W. Coleen Smith
Mrs. Norma Kincer
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Young
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph L. Jones
KCBD - Newschannel 11
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hoover
Dave Lane
Ms. Paulina Jacobo
Yvonne Langston
The Honorable and Mrs. William R.
Shaver
Grace House
Howard, Cunningham, Houchin and
Turner, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. David Langston
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vanderhider
Joe Lehman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. McLeod
Alice M. Lindsey
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Petty
Charles F. Lisman, III
Charles F., IV and Merina Lisman
Evelyn Litt
Mr. Samuel A. Bennett
Tom Locke
Ms. Paula Finney
Alice Long
Mr. and Ms. John E. Long
Glenn Looney
Mr. Wesley H. Looney
Myers Looney
Mr. Wesley H. Looney
JoAnne Lorenzen
Lubbock National Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Senter
Bill Lovingier
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Una Lovingier
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Lula Mae Lund
Ms. Kaye Adams
Charles Lynch
Mr. and Mrs. Dan C. Gurley
Josephine Macha
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Gandy
Margaret J. Mantooth
Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Davis
Bud Marcy
Mr. and Mrs. Ferrel Wheeler
Skip Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Millican
Myron D. Mattison
Dr. Sheryl B. Mattison
A.B. May
Ms. Ernestine Messick
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
Harry Mayes
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Harlan
Peggy T. Mayes
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Harlan
Lillian L. Mayo
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C.
Huenerga
William S. McCay
Ms. Mandy Mantooth
Ms. Scarlette R. Stinson
Mr. and Mrs. Bill McCay
Lubbock Co. Auditor’s Offce
Lubbock Co. Commissioner’s Offce
Sheriff’s Department Employee
Assoc.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Chase
Mr. Gregory B. George
Irving McClurkin
Ms. Sylvia P. Benice
Raudin McCormick
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Suzette McCutcheon
Ms. Sonja H. Nash
Fred McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grossman
Brian McElroy
Mr. and Mrs. Joe L. McElroy
Patsy A. McGee
Mr. Yul B. McGee
Kelly McGinnis
Mr. and Ms. Steven M. Presley
Robert D. McLeod
Ms. Henrietta Cannon-Stover
Myrtle McMahan
Mr. and Mrs. George McMahan
Pat McMahan
Mr. and Mrs. Natt Park
Marie McNeese
Ms. Barbara Blevins
Roy W. McNeese
Ms. Barbara Blevins
Ray Medley
Mrs. and Mr. Sandra Medley
Timothy Meitin
Mrs. Patsy Renfro
Eugene Melcher
Mr. Joe A. Burleson
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Young
Tommy Merrick
Ms. Jane Merrick
James T. Merriman
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cravey
Mrs. Claudene Merriman
Ms. Joanna Thomason
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis James
Mr. John P. Harrington
Gordon Messall
Ms. Joyce L. Kuhl
Walker Metcalf
Mrs. Frances Sowder
Joe N. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Buckner
Ms. Robbie Crooks
Earl D. Milligan
Ms. Charlotte Milligan
Lisa Mills
Mr. Ralph Wolf
Gloria Mires
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Woodard
George Miser
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Miser
Wilma Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Bryant
Mart Montgomery
Mr. and Mrs. James A.
Montgomery
Doyle and Carolyn Moore
Ms. Sue Moore
Inez Moore
Ms. Dena D. Tilson
Wanda Moore
Mr. Donald Moore
Mark Morgan
Mr. Scott Reynolds
David Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Stiefel
Kenneth E. Moss
Ms. Madeline Douglas
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Poer
Mrs. Frances Sowder
Myrtle Mullenix
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Nancie Mullenix
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Thomas Mullenix
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Royce Mullins
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lee, Jr.
Terry Sweet
Ms. Sue L. Keveryn
Ms. Beverly F. Thompson
Jan’s Parts and Things, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Simmons
Dorothy Mussatto
Mrs. Suzann Brown
Tim Myers
Ms. Peggy Myers
Tillie Nanny
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Chambers
Ms. Ann Morgan
Stewart Title of Lubbock
J.E. Murfee and Son
J.R. Nixon
Ms. Laurie Hubbard
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroope
June Nixon
Ms. Jan Williams
Royce Noblett
Ms. Laurie Hubbard
Sandra Nolan
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
Juanice Norris
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Key
Priscilla T. Norris
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Rice
Dell J. Brown
Ms. Deborah Michels
Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Crossman
Mrs. Theresa M. Coll
Bert Lane Life Group - Victory Li
Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Kerry W. Williams
Ms. Wanda L. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Claudie E. Phillips
Ms. Dianna Sanders
Ms. Marilyn A. Kemple
Mr. and Mrs. Bill G. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Martin
Ms. Jeanette Richards
Mrs. Colleen Sturgeon
Mrs. Theresa M. Coll
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Quattlebaum
Rick O’Connor
Ms. Teresa K. Blodgett
Freddie Oliver
Ms. Tina Jordan
Roy Overton
Mr. Dwight J. Overton
Freddy L. Owen
Ms. Vickie Moore
Mrs. Donna Owen
Jim Pagendarm
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Gerald Par
Mr. and Ms. Steven M. Presley
We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions from April 2009 to December 2009
Every effort has been made to correctly list all contributions to Hospice of Lubbock. If you note a mistake or omission,
please accept our apologies and inform our offce of any corrections or changes by calling 806.725.6089.
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David Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Stiefel
Kenneth E. Moss
Ms. Madeline Douglas
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Poer
Mrs. Frances Sowder
Myrtle Mullenix
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Nancie Mullenix
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Thomas Mullenix
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Royce Mullins
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lee, Jr.
Terry Sweet
Ms. Sue L. Keveryn
Ms. Beverly F. Thompson
Jan’s Parts and Things, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Simmons
Dorothy Mussatto
Mrs. Suzann Brown
Tim Myers
Ms. Peggy Myers
Tillie Nanny
Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Chambers
Ms. Ann Morgan
Stewart Title of Lubbock
J.E. Murfee and Son
J.R. Nixon
Ms. Laurie Hubbard
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroope
June Nixon
Ms. Jan Williams
Royce Noblett
Ms. Laurie Hubbard
Sandra Nolan
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
Juanice Norris
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Key
Priscilla T. Norris
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Rice
Dell J. Brown
Ms. Deborah Michels
Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Crossman
Mrs. Theresa M. Coll
Bert Lane Life Group - Victory Li
Mr. and Mrs. Gary W. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Kerry W. Williams
Ms. Wanda L. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Claudie E. Phillips
Ms. Dianna Sanders
Ms. Marilyn A. Kemple
Mr. and Mrs. Bill G. Moore
Mr. and Mrs. W. Scott Martin
Ms. Jeanette Richards
Mrs. Colleen Sturgeon
Mrs. Theresa M. Coll
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Quattlebaum
Rick O’Connor
Ms. Teresa K. Blodgett
Freddie Oliver
Ms. Tina Jordan
Roy Overton
Mr. Dwight J. Overton
Freddy L. Owen
Ms. Vickie Moore
Mrs. Donna Owen
Jim Pagendarm
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Gerald Par
Mr. and Ms. Steven M. Presley
Ruby L. Parker
Mrs. Delmarie Davis
Albert Parkhurst
Ms. Deborah M. Wiltbanks
M.E. ”Gene” Parkinson
Mr. and Mrs. Don Mimms
Mr. Fred Harris
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Low
Grace House
Dr. and Mrs. Larry D. McIlroy
Newburgh Church of Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Macha
Ms. Kay Jones
Mr. and Mrs. David Brunson
Ms. Kathie Karnes
Ms. Betty R. Crenwelge
South Plains Association of Gover
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Hornaday
Mrs. Maria Elena Quintani
Mr. and Mrs. David Garza
First Baptist Church - Wolfforth
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Van Court
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bridges
Lubbock Professional Fire Fighter
Mr. Don A. Rust
Ms. Jan Parkinson
Ms. Sundai Swinney
Tayla Parkinson
Ms. Jan Parkinson
Virginia Parmenter
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Avey
Jeff Pate
Ms. Carla Brown
Billy Payne
Ms. Wilda Payne
Wilma Payne
Mr. Wayne Crump
Winfred Payne
Mr. Wayne Crump
Barbara Payton
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Wuensche
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ricks
Zack Payton
Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. McRoberts
Mrs. Barbara Payton
Barbara Peek
Ms. Annette J. Barchat
George T. Peng
Ms. Marianne Peng
Joan Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Avey
Pete Peterson
Mrs. Frances Sowder
JoAnna Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Carr
Joshua T. Phillips
Ms. Paulina Jacobo
John Pickett
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
Randy Pope
Ms. Barbara Pope
Frank Porter
Ms. Theresa A. Shultz
Omega Portwood
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Mullins
R. G. Pratt
Ms. Jewel D. Ford
Grace Price
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Shorty Price
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Clyde Pruiett
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Atchley, Jr.
Catharine Ptomey
Mr. Samuel A. Bennett
Katie Quest
Mr. Ralph B. Quest
Rachel Quest
Mr. Ralph B. Quest
Pauline Ragland
Mr. Mike Ragland
Joyce Raines
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Raines
Pat Nichols
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Raines
Ms. Cecilia A. Sanders
W.W. Ranck
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ranck
Dennis Rasberry
Mr. and Ms. Jimmie Swindle
Ruby Ray
Mr. and Mrs. James T. Scott
Burt Reed
Mr. David S. Reed
Bobby Reeves
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy R. Stovall
Justin H. Reeves
Kelene R. Fortney
Lena Reeves
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney W. Cates
Gertrude Reid
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Gillum
Wanda J. Reily
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Light
Mr. Bill Buckner
Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Cathey
South Plains Electric
Cooperative
Mr. and Mrs. James Wagner
Edna F. Reinhardt
Ms. Wilma R. Minton
Rogelio Reschman
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
Ronald L. Revert
Ms. S. A. Revert
Barry Reynolds
Ms. Iza Reynolds
Elbert B. Reynolds
L. K. Reynolds
Patty Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cleveland
Mrs. Linda Estes
Mr. Clarence E. Guhl
Ms. Barbara Bruster
Mr. and Mrs. George Sharp
Trusty Construction
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holley
Mr. Scott Reynolds
Johnny Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Hilton
Enedina Richarte
Mr. and Mrs. Luis Chavez
Barbara Riley
Ms. Nancy Nanny
Ms. Amanda Cargile
Virginia B. Roach
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Roach
B. Robbins
Ms. Cheryl Dunn
Mr. and Mrs. B Robbins
Mr. Fred D. Bradshaw
Ms. Joyce Tarver
Guy Roberson
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Chase
Hazel Roberts
Mrs. Lanelda R. Bridges
Viola Robertson
Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Booe
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Avey
Mrs. Marie Moody
Andrew Robinson
Ms. Grace McGrath
Jackie Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Math Bartley
Don W. Rocap
Mrs. Della Rocap
Alva Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wilkison
Tom Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Dirk Rambo
I. L. ”Bert” Rose
SGS Engineering, LLC
Lawrence, Littlefeld, Jacob and Fe
South Plains Electric Cooperative
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ricci
McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson, LLP
Karl Rose
South Plains Stamp Club
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Buenrostro
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rast
L. K. Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. John Bonestell
Ms. Helen W. Doege
Maenisha Rosemond
Mr. Johnny Rosemond
James Floyd Ross
Ms. Betty O. Ross
Harry E. Salyer
Ms. Elaine Salyer
Margaret Sanders
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
Suzan L. Sanders
Mr. and Mrs. Billy M. Haney
W.E. Sanders
Mr. and Ms. Olan Bourland
Ms. Cheryl Williamson
Beth Satterwhite
Ms. Rebecca Jemian
Mr. R. Steve Heinsch
Carl Sawyers
Mrs. and Mr. Billie C. Sawyers
Elaine Schneider
Ms. Debralee Crunk
Helen Schroeder
Ms. Janice K. Justice
Dale Schwartz
Ms. Ann A. Godfrey
Scott
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Julian
Delrose T. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Ivory
Thomas H. Scott
Ms. Sidonia Stevens
John Selby
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Giles McCrary
Willie Shambeck
Ms. Linda C. Huffaker
John Shea
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Ivory
Cecil Shearer
Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Mattison
David Sherrill
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hammitt
Mary L. Sherrill
Mr. and Ms. Gary Armstrong
Chris Shields
Wesley and Nicole Shields
Walt Shields
Wesley and Nicole Shields
Mary Simmons
Dr. Patricia Brown
Eugenia S. Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Sokora
Howard Simpson
Ms. Mary L. McClellan
Pearl Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Garland E. Cartwright
Douglas Sims
Ms. Rita McDonell
Hubert A. Singletery
Ms. Marietta Sooter
Zella Slaughter
Ms. Linda J. Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Billy H. Cope
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Meesey
Mr. and Mrs. Rabin Vire
Harold Sloan
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Pease
Doug Smallwood
Ms. Shirley Smith
Mrs. and Mr. Martha P. Hyde
Mrs. Sue Smallwood
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rhodes
Ann Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cook
Margaret Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Akin
Andy Sowder
Mrs. Frances Sowder
Madison Sowder
Mrs. Frances Sowder
Mavis Springer
Dr. and Mrs. Gene L. Johnson
Berry Squyres
Fellowship Bible Class
Polly St. Clair
Dr. and Ms. Martin Miser
Suzanne Stapp
Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Ryburn, Jr.
Paul Stewart
Ms. Dolores D. Stewart
Emil Storch
Head-Duarte Funeral Home
C.B. and Ruth Strain
Mr. James R. Strain
Alton Strickland
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Strickland
Bill Strickland
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Strickland
Mavis Stringer
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Avery
Mr. Philip Phelps
Ms. Judy Ramsey
Jack Strong
Ms. Paulina Jacobo
Bill Sue
Owens Co-op Gin Co.
Jerry Sullivan
Ms. Betty S. Carr
Nancy Swanner
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Swanner
Lee Swanson
Dr. Robert J. Bisbee
Ms. Antoinette Brackeen
Eva M. Swenson
Ms. Barbara Gray
Mr. and Mrs. Keneal Swenson Jr.
Bonnie Swinney
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Joplin
Frances K. Tapp
Mr. and Ms. John T. Bandy
Homer Tapp
Mr. and Ms. John T. Bandy
Nathalee B. Taylor
Mr. and Ms. Steven M. Presley
Robert Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Miller
Jimmy Teague
Mrs. Connie Teague
Jud Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lancaster
Debbie G. Thompson
Mr. Don Green
Consie Thuett
Mrs. Nancy Thuett
L.G. Thuett
Mrs. Nancy Thuett
Gene Timberlake
Ms. Lindy Jones
Wayne Townsend
Mr. and Mrs. Glen L. Townsend
Edna Trahan
Mrs. Jo Ann Winford
Hazel Trent
Ms. Henrietta Cannon-Stover
Kelli Trowbridge
Ms. Patricia A. Ellison
John Tubb
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hill
C. A. Tubbs
Ms. Janice K. Justice
Sue Tubbs
Ms. Janice K. Justice
Janne Tullos
Ms. Glenda King
Judy Turner
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Turner
Doyle Tyson
Mrs. Barbara Payton
Jimmie S. Underwood
Ms. Betty S. Carr
Ruby Urban
Mr. Ralph B. Quest
Doris D. Urey
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffn
O.R. Van Ness
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. McLeod
Jacob Vandermeulen
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Helen S. Vinyard
City Bank
Faye Walters
Grace House
Mr. and Mrs. W.P. (Bill) Manney
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Thompson
Julie Walton
Mr. and Mrs. H.L. B. Young
Jay Wampler
Mr. and Mrs. Randy B. Peeples
Bill Ward
Mr. and Mrs. Math Bartley
Teddy Ward
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions from April 2009 to December 2009
Every effort has been made to correctly list all contributions to Hospice of Lubbock. If you note a mistake or omission,
please accept our apologies and inform our offce of any corrections or changes by calling 806.725.6089.
22 HOSPICE OF LUBBOCK Winter 2010
In Memory
HoNorariUMs
Elizabeth Abraham
Jackie K. Driskill
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Morris
Dr. and Mrs. James R. Moyes
Jackie K. Driskill
Mary E. Agnello
Dr. Mary F. Agnello
Zeb Alexander
Mr. James E. White
Shera Atkinson
Mr. James E. White
Karen A. Baggerly
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Henrietta and Cassandra Baltazar
Ms. Sophie G. Galindo
Betenbough Homes
Ms. Susan Nemec
Dennis Bridges
Mrs. Lanelda R. Bridges
Thriess and Lynn Britton
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Currey
Abby, Sophie, and Liam Cain
Mrs. and Mr. Alynn Cain
Evelyn Cash
Ms. Lee Battey
Mr. and Mrs. David Bush
Ms. Beverly Cain
Mr. William Cash
Ms. Carolyn M. Feminear
Dr. and Mrs. James R. Moyes
Ms. Marilyn Murfee
Ms. Victoria Thornley
Rick Chambers
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Church of God in Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Bailey
Beverly Cotton
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Darrell and Shirley Couch
Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Couch
Charlene Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Denton Dewitt
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Currey
Sherri R. Duyka
Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Hilton
Dan English
Mr. Mark Bass
Tessa English
Mr. Mark Bass
Brett Esrock
Ms. Karen A. Baggerly, RN, MSN
Cheryl Fernandez
Mr. and Ms. Jose R. Fernandez
Ms. Dana Matthews
Barbara Fewox
Mr. Mark Bass
Debbie Findley
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Antonio Garcia
Mrs. and Mr. Maria Garcia
Russell Gras
Dr. Rebecca M. Chapman
Forrest Green
Mr. Don Green
Cheryl L. Hall
Ms. Susan Nemec
Karen Hall
Dr. and Mrs. Frank M. Ryburn, Jr.
Michele Hamilton
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hamilton
Bob Hammitt
Mr. and Ms. Gary Armstrong
Dee Hancock
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Jones
Mary Harvey
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lewis
Theresa Hays
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Derek and Lara Henneman
Ms. Lee Battey
Jack Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Heidi Hodges
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Joiner
William T. Hollabaugh
Ms. Patricia E. Hollabaug
Debby Horton
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jones
Hospice of Lubbock, Inc.
Ms. Lee Battey
Mrs. Rita Chamblin
Ms. Rose Chase
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Field
Mrs. J.K. Fulton
Mrs. Mary A. Fulton
Mr. Charley J. Wasson
Sandy Hough
Mr. Don Green
Gail House
Dr. and Mrs. James R.
Matthews
Verl Johnson
Mr. Thomas Townsend
Bonnie Jones
Mr. Mark Bass
Ms. Wanda L. Schale
Vaughn Jones
Mr. Mark Bass
Lisa Karnes
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Cheryl Keefer
Mrs. Missy G. Ratcliff
Charles E. Key
Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Wright
Eric Lange
Mr. Mark Bass
Berniece Latham
Mr. Gaylord Latham
Jimmy R. Lipps
Mr. and Mrs. Don W. Bundock
Ms. Jamie Collins
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Curry
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gilliand
Ms. Cindy Armstrong
Mr. and Ms. Gary Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hooks
Mr. Joe F. Anthony
Mr. and Mrs. Al Tutino
Mr. and Mrs. Gary N. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kennedy
First Texas Bank
Lubbock National Bank
J.E. Murfee and Son
Mrs. Susan Nall
Price Repair
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pullen
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Schulz
Elizabeth A. Litsch
Ms. Eloise Goebel
Patsy Lock
Mr. Mark Bass
Diana Lopez
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Mary Jo Lovingier
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Price
Mike L. Lovingier
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Price
Gerry Maddoux
Mr. Mark Bass
Mia D. Maddoux
Mr. Mark Bass
Cinnamon Magorno
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Robert N. Matthews
Mr. and Ms. Jose R. Fernandez
Ms. Dana Matthews
Dr. and Mrs. James R. Matthews
Kathy McCowan
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Joiner
Peggy A. McInturff
Mr. Terry McInturff
Cynthia McKenney
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Veronica S. Metcalf
Carillon, Inc.
Faye Mitchell
Mary Martha Sunday
School Class
Emmie Overton
Mr. Dwight J. Overton
Palliative Care Team
Mr. Charley J. Wasson
Bruce and Mary Parks
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Parks
Patterson Family
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Patterson
Brenda Pearson
Mr. Mark Bass
Catherine Pope
Ms. Karen A. Baggerly, RN, MSN
Jon Prather
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Mary K. Prather
Mrs. Louise Underwood
Tom Prather
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Denise Prose
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Eric Quijada
Ms. Antoinette Brackeen
Wilda Quillin
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Niehaus
Connie L. Richardson
Mr. and Mrs. Bryce J. McGregor
Maggie Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
Frank M. Ryburn, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cook
Ms. Lee Battey
Margie Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Johnston
R. G. Watson
Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Yantis
Mr. and Mrs. Ted W. Johnston
Earl and Fern Weaver
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert G. Tavenner
Bill Weeks
Ms. Pauline Weeks
Betty Weems
Caltex Consulting, Inc.
T.R. Daniel
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Burt
Priscilla Weinshiemer
Mr. Jerry Mullenix
Carrie L. Wells
Ms. Marlene Strokes
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bachman
Doris West
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Marcy
Loren J. West
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Marcy
Ms. Darleen J. West
Sue West
Ms. Gail Aleman
Harry Westmoreland
Mr. Fred Westmoreland
Charlotte White
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Kenmore
William White
Lubbock Professional Fire
Fighters
Dottie Whitener
Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Hopkins
Martha Whittaker
Ms. Martha M. Summitt
Juana Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wellman
Alyne Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Wagner
Troy Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Perry
Doris Winchester
Dell Smith
Billie Windham
Mr. and Mrs. Giles McCrary
Bill Wolfe
Mrs. Linda Wolfe
Catherine Woods
Ms. Dennice H. Wheeler
Billy B. Wright
Mr. and Ms. Brant Baugh
Bryan Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Natt Park
Doryal L. Young
Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Jeryl D. Hart, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Royce Ivory
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Dr. and Mrs. Scott Porter
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Jones
Gary, Bowers and Miller
Dr. and Mrs. Clarke E. Cochran
Ms. Edith C. Blackburn
Mrs. P. T. McKinley
Ms. Jean H. Nichols
Mrs. Nadene Dillard
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Mr. and Mrs. David Vannoy
Mr. and Mrs. Les Eubank
Mrs. Charline Eubank
Ms. Juanda T. Hancock
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Isom
Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Salem
Mrs. Cheryl Thompson
Edra Young
Mr. Michael Ratheal
Ms. Becky Critz
Madeline Zurinski
Ms. Mary Anne Girard
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Mr. Scott Ryburn
Ms. Emily R. Sloter
Kathy R. Sales
Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Hilton
The Honorable William R. Shaver
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Winn Sikes
Mr. and Ms. Gary Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hammitt
South Haven, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Hunt
Hank Stafford
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Dana J. Sullivan
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Pam Sumrall
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
The Gross Family
Mr. Charley J. Wasson
The Legacy Makers
Ms. Reisie Truelock
The Rick Beecher Family
Mr. Charley J. Wasson
Jean Thomas
Ms. Reta B. Moore
Doris Thompson
Mary Martha Sunday
School Class
Erin Thomspon
Mr. Don Green
Fred A. Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Fred Q. Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Louise Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Kay Ward
Mr. Mark Bass
Sanny Ward
Mr. Mark Bass
U. F. Wells
Ms. Joann E. Doty
Amy Wesley
Ms. Reta B. Moore
D’Anne White
Ms. Karen A. Baggerly, RN, MSN
Tooley Wilkinson
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sedgwick
Kyle Wilkison
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wilkison
Jason and LaShawn Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Couch
Margaret Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Steve Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Key
Lou Younger
Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Couch
We gratefully acknowledge the following contributions from April 2009 to December 2009
Every effort has been made to correctly list all contributions to Hospice of Lubbock. If you note a mistake or omission,
please accept our apologies and inform our offce of any corrections or changes by calling 806.725.6089.
Winter 2010 23 HOSPICE OF LUBBOCK
Beloved Hospice of Lubbock volunteer Bob Ensley, who died in November, will
be greatly missed by our staff and patients. Bob, who faithfully fled patient informa-
tion twice a week, was known for his quick wit and honesty. Bob drew energy from
his relationships with those around him, and showed true dedication in his support
of Hospice of Lubbock’s work. Staff members gathered in his home, along with his
family and friends, told “Bob stories,” laughed, and celebrated his wonderful life.
In Memory
Elizabeth Abraham and Bob Ensley
God of tears and the mysterious silence, God of suffering and God of hope, you have made for everything a season. This is a
season of our sorrow, of our grief, and we pray for grace to deal with what seems impossible to deal with. We remember the promise
made to those who mourn, yet too often it seems that comfort is beyond our grasp. We know that we cannot bear this burden alone.
Should we pray for our grief to be transformed, or, is the purpose of our grief to transform us? Will our sorrow lead somewhere unex-
pected? Might it lead us back to life if we follow it? Is it a reminder of the precious reality of life and love? Bruce’s death has created
a vast, empty space within our lives, a great longing within our hearts. Can it ever be flled? Can it be healed by the sacred memory
that makes our loved one forever a part of us?

So many questions, O God, and so much silence. May we be patient toward all that is unanswered in our hearts. And may others
be patient with us, with our sorrow, our anger, our fear and our questions. We are those who mourn. We seek the comfort that we can
offer each other and the blessings of divine love and grace. ~ Amen
Author: Unknown
Bruce Chamblin
PRAYER
Recited at the Memorial Service for
on January 23, 2010
Ms. Sheelah K. Pagendarm
Mr. Scott Ryburn
Ms. Emily R. Sloter
Kathy R. Sales
Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Hilton
The Honorable William R. Shaver
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Winn Sikes
Mr. and Ms. Gary Armstrong
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hammitt
South Haven, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Hunt
Hank Stafford
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Dana J. Sullivan
Dr. and Mrs. William A. Shaver
Pam Sumrall
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hackler
The Gross Family
Mr. Charley J. Wasson
The Legacy Makers
Ms. Reisie Truelock
The Rick Beecher Family
Mr. Charley J. Wasson
Jean Thomas
Ms. Reta B. Moore
Doris Thompson
Mary Martha Sunday
School Class
Erin Thomspon
Mr. Don Green
Fred A. Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Fred Q. Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Louise Underwood
Mr. and Mrs. Laurin Prather
Kay Ward
Mr. Mark Bass
Sanny Ward
Mr. Mark Bass
U. F. Wells
Ms. Joann E. Doty
Amy Wesley
Ms. Reta B. Moore
D’Anne White
Ms. Karen A. Baggerly, RN, MSN
Tooley Wilkinson
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Sedgwick
Kyle Wilkison
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wilkison
Jason and LaShawn Williams
Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Couch
Margaret Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Mike L. Lovingier
Steve Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Key
Lou Younger
Mr. and Mrs. Lyndall Couch
1102 Slide Rd., Suite 3
P.O. Box 16800
Lubbock, Texas 79490-6800
Phone 806.795.2751
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