Thursday, May 31, 2007

In Memory of .................

 

 Kathryn Westcott  Jan 6, 1946 to May 28, 2007

WESTCOTT, KATHRYN, (nee Culver), 61 - of Estell Manor, departed this life and went home to be with our Lord on May 28, 2007 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born January 6, 1946, a daughter of the late William and Kathryn Culver. She was united in marriage to William Westcott on April 30, 1965. For the following 42 years she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Kathryn enjoyed spending time with her family, camping, boating, reading, gardening, baking and eating out. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband William Sr.; her three sons, William Jr., Adam, Philip and wife Michelle; one daughter Diane Chezum; her grandchildren Thomas Westcott, Cody and Joshua Chezum, Dillinger Boyer, Marybeth and Makayla Westcott. She also will be sadly missed by her sisters, Christine Guenther, Susan Capille and Beverly (Swirley) Wrislar. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 2nd at the New Covenant Community Church at 701 New Hampshire Ave, Somers Point, NJ 08244. A Time of Remembrance will begin at 10:30 a.m. to be followed by the service. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to The New Covenant Community Church and above address.


I found out this morning that someone very dear to me has passed away. This lady was like a mother to me. She was always there when I needed her, and I was always there when she needed me. I use to babysit her 4 children when they were young. I spent many a weekends during summers over her house, where we would bake, go to the beach, or sit outside in the sun just talking. She was the mother I never had, since my own mother died when I was 9 years old. She baked me birthday cakes, bought me birthday and christmas gifts, gave me hugs when I was sad, and made me feel as though I was a member of her family.

When Jim and I were married, this special lady baked our wedding cake, prepared all the food, decorated the Hall, which was called Clover Gunning Club that my Dad was a member of. She let me wear the necklace she wore on her wedding day, when I got married. She stood by my side on my wedding day. She was my Maid of Honor. Her husband Bill was an usher at our wedding.

She was such a loving caring devoted wife, mother and friend and later on a devoted grandmother. If you were cold, she'd give you a blanket or warm coat. If you were hungry, she'd put a plate of food in front of you, and if you were sad, she'd open her arms to you and hold you until the sadness passed.

I know in my heart God opened his arms to her and accepted her into his kingdom, and she is now a true angel, rewarded with love, peace, tranquility and beautiful angel wings. What I remember most about her, was her smile. No matter how hurt you were or how sad, her smile always made you feel better.

So, to my dear friend I say, Fly free, you left behind a piece of you in the love and generousity you showed for all your family and friends. You will always be remembered in all of our hearts and minds. We love you.

                     

21 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss.  She sounded like a true angel on earth.  Take comfort in knowing she can now watch over all she loved all the time. Amy.

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  2. Sincerest sympathy to the family & friends. May God grant the family peace & comfort in the difficult times ajead.
    God bless,
    Sugar

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  3. ally123130585918May 31, 2007 at 6:43 AM

    Cindy that is so sad ~ My sympathy goes out to her family and to you her friend ~ Ally x

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  4. Cindy, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend, she sounded like a great lady, Hugs Lisa

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  5. Another Angel received her wings! As there never seems to be words to comfort, I am sorry to hear of your loss! Hope your day becomes brighter! Take care of you and yours!

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  6. seraphoflove9001May 31, 2007 at 8:34 AM

    My greatest sympathy goes out to you Cindy.
    Lisa

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  7. (((((((((((((((((((((( CINDY SIS ))))))))))))))))))))))))) I'm so sorry sweetie to hear about this great loss. You have so many wonderful memories of her so carry them with you always, they are part of her now.
    Hugs & Love
    Sis

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  8. so sorry for your loss.  it sounds like she was one terrific lady!
    tina

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, my condolences.

    Ellen

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  10. I'm sorry you've lost someone dear to you!
    Missie

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  11. What a beautiful tribute, Cindy..

    I am so sorry for your loss...

    Hugs
    jackie

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  12. Beautiful entry CIndy...I am truly sorry for your lossof a loved one...God bless ,
    love ya,
    carlene

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  13. She sounds like a very loving woman. I'm sorry you've lost her.
    Hugs and love,
    Pam

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  14. i am so sorry for your loss.

    Deb

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  15. sissy i'm so so sorry for your loss.....gosh i'm going to miss you while you're gone so have a great time and get lots of pics to share with me and the others
                                 me wuvs my sissy....muahhhhhhhhhh Nancy

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  16. Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend Cindy.  She sounds as if she was a wonderful woman.  Hugs, Terry x

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  17. she sounds like a wonderful woman, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's a good thing she was in your life.

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  18. i'm very sorry you lost such a wonderful mother figure.
    Love,lisa

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss.  Sorry Cindy.  I look forward to talking with you one day soon.  Big hugs, Nelishia

    http://journals.aol.com/nelishianatl/Wishingandhoping/

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  20. What a beautiful tribute to such a fine lady. I am so sorry for your loss and grief.
    God Bless ,
    Tia

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  21. That is so sweet. I think she touched your life more than you realize she would be so proud to know what a wonderful kind person you are, great wife, mother and grandmother just like her. I'm glad she was able to touch your life. This is why I always tell my kids be kind you don't know what others are going through in their lives usually they just want a friend and some kindness it goes a long way.
    Take care, Chrissie

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