Monday, May 26, 2008

Barbara Joyce Shepard Hart

Born - Sept. 24th, 1941
Birth Place - Tacoma WA
Parents- Leslie Daniel (Father), Grace Marion Andler Shepard (Mother)
Married - Mar. 13, 1959 to Harold Hart
Children - Bill Hart, Donna Davison, Theresa Phillips, Sonya Robertson, Jeremy Hart, Travis Hart, Curtis Hart, and Yolanda Hart
Died - Jan. 12th, 2000
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This memorial day I wanted to reflect on a woman who was the "glue" to her family. She needed not to shout for her silence was truly respected. She loved to do genealogy, Read, covered bridges, nature, birds, and a wonderful "green" thumb. She is missed greatly. I am so grateful for the understanding of the atonement. We WILL have the oppotunity to be with her again.
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We picture death as coming to destroy; let us rather picture Christ as coming to save. We think of death as ending; let us rather think of life as beginning, and that more abundantly. We think of losing; let us think of gaining. We think of parting, let us think of meeting. We think of going away; let us think of arriving. And as the voice of death whispers "You must go from earth," let us hear the voice of Christ saying,
"You are but coming to ME!"
Norman Macleod
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"I am so Thankful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I cannot see my life without its guiding power."
Barbara Hart - May 6th, 1986

4 comments:

The Jorgensens said...

Very nice tribute to what sounds to be a wonderful woman.

Have a great day!

sharon said...

What a tender tribute to a very great lady. She has been greatly missed, but her legacy lives on in the grandchildren we share. It will be good to meet her again. Love you!

Karolynn said...

That was very special! I love hearing about her! I really didn't realize she had so many children. I bet she was a sweet Grandma too. I too can't imagine life without the gospel. Smooches!

Julie said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that Alexis is one of the top 3 finalists for the free blog give-a-way! I randomly selected them and you were the one who refered her, so if she wins you'll get a free header too. I'm going to write her now and let her know, but if you talk to her first tell her to send me a picture! I'm going to put a picture of the top 3 couples up on my blog, and then everyone and anyone gets to vote for the winner. Good luck!
Julie (Leelou)