| Lowanda Purvis
April 24, 1944 - December 31, 1999
ARDS following pneumonia, Alabaster, Alabama. wife of
R.S. Purvis for 39 years, mother of Tony Purvis, Tammy Purvis, Tim Purvis and Traci Bean,
"Nana" to Cam Bedsole, Haleigh Purvis, Josh Purvis, and Logan Bean. Please
send messages to son Tony at:
| Norman McLeod
March 12, 1929 - December 28, 1999
ARDS from pneumonia and congestive heart
Died at St. Jos. Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.
Beloved husband of Mary, loving father of Megan Williams, Sheila
(Ross) Gatzke, Elizabeth Hilton, and Barbara (James) McAree, beloved grandfather of 9 and
uncle of many nieces and nephews. Please send messages to wife Mary at:
| Jessie Mae Christensen
July 1, 1921- December 21, 1999
ARDS following pneumonia. Survived by husband Howard,
Children: Jane and Les Wong, Diane and Rick Dykstra, Kris and Ray Baas, and Dan
Christensen Grandchildren: Jennifer and Steve Schroder, Joe Westerling and John
Westerling, Gordon Bass and Brian Baas . Great Grandchildren: Mitchell, Megan, and
Madeline Schroder, Colton Westerling. Sisters and Brother: Anne Palmer, Marion
VandeWater, and Dick and Anne Bursma, along with many nieces and nephews. Messages may be
Jennifer Schroder at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Wong at: email@example.com
and Kris Baas at: JOKERANGER@cs.com
| Martha M. Bartczak
March 14, 1927 - December 7, 1999
ARDS following major trauma from car accident. RML Specialty
Hospital Hinsdale, IL. Mother of Robert T. Bartczak. You were loved and we will miss
you. Please send messages to son Robert at:
Cecelia L. Bloyer
November 28, 1999
My mother Cecelia L. Bloyer passed away from ARDS which she
developed from a tramatic fall she took, which extended from her battle with MS. She
was in Washington County Hospital in the ICU Unit for two weeks on life support. She
was given the best care possible, and I do commend the nurses in that unit. She is
survived by her husband of 40 years, Kenneth L. Bloyer. Two daughters, Terri Miller
and Kristi Bloyer. Two sons, Gary Bloyer and Mark Bloyer. A sister Margie
Rawlinson, and eight grandchildren, Andy, Misty, Gary Jr., Kari, Zach, Annie, Josh, and
Danniell. We all miss her so very much. We love you and miss you dearly.
Contact Terri at:
| Elizabeth (Beth) Growney
October 7, 1939 - November 27, 1999
Kansas City, Missouri. Death due to ARDS following pneumonia.
Beloved wife of Ed Growney, Devoted mother of Jane, Mary Beth, Karen, Ted, Julie,
Kevin, Tim and Joe. Favorite grandmother of Katie, Danny, Becky, Libby, Ryan, Molly,
Connor, Alex, Andrew, Laura, Megan, Caroline, Kelly, and Dylan. "Blessed is the
mother who shares so much love, for she is God's special angel on earth." Send
messages to daughter, Jane Keiffer at:
| Colleen Reid Solis
October 18, 1936 - November 22, 1999
ARDS following pneumonia after surgery for lung cancer. Valley
Hospital Las Vegas, NV. Loving mother, wife, and grandmother. "For every
negative, there is a positive." Please send messages to husband Ron at :
| Rebecca Lounsbury
May 22, 1969 - November 11, 1999
St. Joseph's Hospital London, Ontario. Beloved wife of Adam
Lounsbury, Mother of Katie and Cassie. "You will be forever remembered and
loved." Please send messages to:
| Harold Crawford
December 15, 1957 - November 3, 1999
ARDS following surgery for aneurysm, Des Pere Hospital, St. Louis.
Loving husband of Tracy, father of Megan and Phillip, son of Marian Melenbrink,
brother of Marietta, Myra, Bruce and Brian. "He will be missed by a lot of
people who loved him dearly." Please send messages to sister, Myra at :
| Rebecca (Becky) LaMay Hogland DiVerdi
May 21, 1976 - October 31, 1999
ARDS after surgery to remove colon due to Crohn's disease.
Baptist Medical Center Little Rock, Arkansas. Loving mother of Bella DiVerdi and
Wife of John. Daughter of Thomas and Kitty, Sister of Tonya and Tammy, Aunt of
Brettenie, Shelby, and Banoo. Loving grandaughter, cousin, niece, and friend.
Please send messages to sister, Tonya Roberts:
| Evelyn Young
August 25, 1940 - October 31, 1999
Cleveland, Ohio. ARDS associated with double pneumonia.
Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Please send messages to daughter, Kimberly
Special Poem for Eveyln
| Mona B. O'Bier
November 30, 1932 - October 30, 1999
ARDS following hip surgery. Devoted mother to Cheryl McCartney
and Carl Bottom. Grandmother of Shawn, Michael, and Danielle. Mother-in-law to
Debby Bottom. "May the artistry of your painting brighten up the walls in
heaven." "WE LOVE YOU!" Please send messages to Debby:
| Brigida Marie Rallo
July 21, 1942 - October 29, 1999
ARDS after aspiration during surgery, San
Diego, California. survived by her husband, Gaetano, daughter and son-in-law -
Josephine & Richard Padilla, two daughters - Angela and Patrizia Rallo, and
granddaughter, Adriana Padilla Please send messages to daughter, Patrizia at:
| Kebin Aaron Rattle
June 5, 1975 - October 20, 1999
Loving son of Debra Rattle in Norton Suburban Hospital Louisville,
KY. ARDS associated with double pneumonia and sepsis. "You were and will
always be mommy's heart and inspiration. I miss you so much." Please send messages
| Merrill "Max" Hadley
February 8, 1932 - October 18, 1999
ARDS following triple by-pass surgery. Beloved husband of
Andrea Adams-Hadley. Father of Cathy Stanley, John Hadley, Susan Roy, and William
Haldey. Grandfather of Jean-Marie, Colin and Alison. "We Miss Him."
Please send messages to Susan Roy at:
or Andrea Adams-Hadley at:
| Viola Manaway
August 13, 1999
ARDS following knee surgery. 82 year old
grandmother of Crystal.
Lawrence W. (Larry) Peterson
November 7, 1943 – August 8, 1999
My father was admitted to the hospital on July 11th,
1999 in Clinton, NC and was transferred to Wake Medical Center in
Raleigh, NC on July 12th. After a couple of days, he
was diagnosed with ARDS following double pneumonia. He was placed
on the respirator and later had a trach put in. His condition
gradually deteriorated over a four week period. The doctors told
us they didn’t see him getting any better. Wednesday, August 4th,
was the last time we were able to communicate with daddy. He
opened his eyes and tried to talk to my mother and I. The
following Saturday, he seemed to be doing better. The doctors
decreased his medication and the amount of oxygen he was receiving
from the vent to try and wean him off. We thought we were finally
going to beat this thing. But later that night and Sunday morning,
daddy suffered a pneumothorax in each lung. After the 2nd
chest tube was placed, his condition worsened. His body was too
tired and weak to fight anymore; he passed away that Sunday
evening with my mother and I holding his hands.
My father was a hard worker that looked forward to getting up
the next day and going again. He always had a smile and a joke to
tell. He is survived by his wife, Ann Peterson, and daughter,
Heather Matthews. Daddy, you were ‘my best buddy’ and mama and
I will miss you always.
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| Jim Hartigan, Jr.
February 11, 1957 - July 27, 1999
ARDS following broken neck and paralysis after diving off boat at
Lake Ontario. Loving husband of Rita Hartigan, father of five children, grandfather of two
grandchildren. "He was and still is the GREATEST dad and husband in the world.
We all miss him." Please send messages to wife, Rita at:
| Arne J. Boye
January 3, 1932 - July 18, 1999
London Victoria Hospital, Ontario Canada. ARDS following lung
surgery. Beloved husband of Elly Boye. Father of Allan, Thomas, and David.
Father-in-law to Petra and Susan Boye. Grandfather to only grandchild,
Megan,who will sorely miss him. Please send messages to son, Thomas Boye
May 18, 1982 -
July 10, 1999
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September 6, 1968 - July 10, 1999
ARDS following back surgery due to car accident. Loving mother
of two daughters, Nikki and Kaylee. Sister of Larry, Jeff, and Rob. Daughter
of Barb Delaney.
| Ethel S. Cook
June 4, 1913 - July 4, 1999
ARDS following bowel obstruction. Mother of Sandra Woodson,
Mother-in-law of Robert Woodson, Grandmother to only grandchild, Madison. "We love
and miss you." Please send messages to daughter, Sandra Woodson
In Loving Memory of Jason Douglas Overby
1978 July 1, 1999
On Easter Sunday 1999, our son
Jason was admitted to the hospital after an accident on his ATV. He had emergency surgery for pancreatitis and
spent 90 days in the intensive care unit. He
aspirated during surgery and was on a ventilator. He
developed ARDS, kidney failure and VRE in his bloodstream.
Until his accident Jason was a healthy and outgoing 20 year old. We miss him more each day. I know heaven is a brighter place now that
hes there with his beautiful smile, he could
light up a room with that smile of his. Jason
left behind a younger brother, Chris, whose life will never be the same without his big
brother. They were best friends. We know that
one day when God calls us home we will be with Jason again.
Until then we visit his grave daily and we hold in our hearts wonderful
memories of our dear son. He had so much to
live for, so much he never got to do. Jasons
favorite song had a verse in it that says Someday well all have perfect
wings. Jason, you have your perfect
wings, we love you and miss you
Sandy, Doug and Chris Overby
| Louis A. "Dampa" Ciolkowski
August 4, 1923 - May 2, 1999
Born in Adams, Massachusetts. Died at Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts ARDS after surgery for aorto-abdominal aneurysm.
Loving husband of Beverly, Father of Carrie, Jill, Kim, Lynn and Wendy, Grandfather
and "Dampa" to Tina, Michael, Kristi, Christopher, Amanda, Hannah, Kate and Max.
Please send messages to grandaughter Tina at:
May 7, 1950 - April 26, 1999
Mother of Tammy Paine
September 2, 1959 - March 21, 1999
friend of Judi Cardinale and Pamela Goodchild
and loving member of the Hoffenberg family.
Ann Williams Billingsley
July 06, 1935 - March 12, 1999
Beloved mother of 5,
grandmother of 8, and sister of five, she passed away from ARDS
related pneumonia after spending 5 weeks and 2 days on life support.
She left us at the age of 63, and she will be forever missed and
remembered for the wonderful mother and dearest best friend she was
to me. As each day passes, I hope advances with this disease
are made and others can be spared the lingering death of a loved one
as my family have to relive each that passes by and she is not with
us. My mama if forever in our hearts where she is never far away.
Mama, I'll always love you.
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March 2, 1999
Husband of Kathy Rixham.
Melinda Sue (Brooks) Franklin
July 12, 1980 -
February 20, 1999
Mindy left behind two little girls
named Jodeci & Alexis and a family that loves and misses her
very much. She developed ARDS on January 13, 1999 after
first being diagnosed with bi-lateral pnuemonia on January 12.
During all of this she was 31 weeks pregnant the baby survived
but Mindy's body could no longer fight the infection. Her stay
in the hospital was 6 of the longest weeks but in retrospect
ARDS came on fast and hung around way to long. We hope there is
a cure and soon because the devastation on the patient and
family is irreversible. Please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
we are here for anyone who just needs a shoulder and a ear to
February 7, 1999
Father of Avisahy Balderman,
Tel Aviv, Israel.
Glady "Sis" Derochea
February 4, 1999
Loving mother of Onlysion (John), Lori, Lynn, Jeff,
Joseph, and Jim.
January 30, 1999
Husband of Jackie Rodack Binder and father of Diana and
Sharon Marie Mason
August 13, 1955 - January 27, 1999
ARDS developed rapidly for her
following an emergency appendectomy. She aspirated while being prepared for her
surgery. She was admitted to The Baptist Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama on
January 7, 1999 and died on January 27, 1999. She had a beautiful, warm
personality, touching everyone she meet. She was the Director of Quality
Improvement for the State of Alabama Mental Health Department. She was a
dedicated employee and worked hard to improve the lifes of those affected by
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November 7, 1936 - January 26, 1999
Beloved Husband and Father. Died of ARDS after
| Gustav Leo
January 10, 1999
Husband of Natalie, and father of Valerie Fuller,
Constance Carlson, and Bill and their family members.
Brenda Elaine Weaver
1941 January 7, 1999
She passed away with ARDS after
battling so many different medical conditions,
mainly a staff infection.
She went to the emergency room with her back bothering her. The
next thing we know is she is on this ventilator and the doctors are telling us she is
probably going to die. We had less than a
month with her, before she died. My sisters
and myself had never heard of ARDS before then. I
went on the internet then to find info and never did, but this is good now. I can finally try to understand what happened. She was a very good woman who had a very bad
medical history, in which she was in pain all the time.
Now she is not in pain anymore. She
is survived by 3 daughters, 2 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and 1 great grandson. We miss her.