Bruce W. Copes
August 27, 1930 -
April 23, 2001
My husband of 25
years, Bruce W. Copes from Smithfield, Virginia, died after
fighting ARDS for 8 days. He was hospitalized at Louise
Obici Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia for weight loss and low blood
sugar. He was found to have a 2 cm cancerous tumor in his
right lung acquired from working around coal dust in the Railroad
for 40 years. He remained in the hospital for 9 days upon
which time he was discharged home with O2 prn. The next a.m.
he went into respiratory distress and was rushed
back to the hospital. Upon his arrival at the hospital his
SATS were 24 and he was immediately intubated and placed in ICU.
He fought a brave battle for 8 days before he lost his battle with
ARDS. He is loved and missed by myself and our daughters and
friends. My life will never be the same without him here
with me. This situation has caused me great grief. ARDS is a
terrible disease and it has caused a great loss in my
life. Mary W. Copes, Wife. My e-mail is email@example.com
Bruce W. Copes
August 27, 1930 -
April 23, 2001
My father Bruce W. Copes was born
on August 27,1930. He was a very special person to everyone. The
way he did things was very special. I could talk to him
about anything and he would listen. He was always there for me
through it all no matter what it was I could always count on my
dad. My dad loved to ride the lawnmower. He got the disease ARDS
so quickly they said it came from the coal piers he worked at. He
also had a spot on his lung that was cancer and also gained
diabetes. My dad fought so hard for his life. Me and my family
talked to him all the time in the hospital to let him know he had
support from the family behind him every step of the way. My life
is so different without my dad by my side to be my guide and my
support. He meant the world to me I don't know how I will go on in
life without him. Almost every night I lay in my bed crying to my
dad and talking to him up in heaven. Life will never be the same
every again. I believe my dad sometimes comes and sees me at
night sleeping and touches my hand for a few minutes. My
father lost his life at Obici Hospital in Suffolk, VA on April
Kendall C Kimball Shadow2000@rcn.com
Morgan Tiffany Olin
August 6, 2000
- April 4, 2001
Her death was caused by ARDS and
developed after open heart surgery to repair an undiagnosed heart
defect. She went into the hospital 3-11-01 in congestive
heart failure. Her open heart surgery was 3-14-01. She
was born in Burnsville, MN. She
was cared for at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. She
leaves her mom and dad, Lori and Steve, and a sister Taylor.
Her complete story can be found on her web page www.caringbridge.com/mn/morganolin
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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26, 1955 - May 25, 2001
Kenny was diagnosed with
malignant pleural mesothelioma on April 17, 2000. He then
had a surgery where they took the lining of his chest wall Sept
25, 2000 cause the cancer that he had was in the lining. (caused
my asbestos) After his surgery Kenny then started getting
Radiation. We were down there (Oklahoma) the end of January
to see him and he had radiation pneumonia. They had him on a
lot of meds said that it would go away mainly on its own. Kenny
was still golfing and active. Here in May Kenny had the best
golf game he had ever had and told Donna (his loving wife) that he
hasn't felt this good in a year. The next day she took him
to the doctor cause he was out of breath so bad. He walked
in the did a Pulse oxygen reading and it was in the 60's. Kenny
was then transferred to the hospital. He was in Tahlequah
Hospital first then Went to Saint Francis in Tulsa Oklahoma.
They there said that he had ARDS. They gave him a 3%
chance of making it. He was on a paralytic and also put into
a coma. His family most
from Ohio went down on May 21st. We seen him and talk to him
hoping he could hear us and from what I read he could. So
don't let these doctors talk around them. Kenny's vitals
were all ok. Not good but not real bad. But the
Tuesday my brothers and I got there they didn't think he was
going to make it threw the day. He was also on a vent.
On Friday myself and our dad were in talking to Kenny when
the doctor came in. He told us that Kenny's Carbon Monoxide
level was 3 times what it was suppose to be. That if it kept
getting higher we would have to talk about if what they were doing
was right. My dad then asked him if he thought Kenny would
make it and he said no. That day though his vitals were
really good so his wife and children went back home (a hour drive)
to do some things around the house etc. Honestly everyone
thinks my brother some how sent them home. My mom, our dad,
his wife cousin Brenda and I stayed. I went in with my mom
to talk to him and noticed his BP was 99/62. It has been
that low before but I went and told Brenda as she use to be a RN.
Then when her and my mom came out they said it was higher as
they talked to him. So then my parents went for a walk and Brenda
and i went in. His BP was then 76/52. His nurse
thought this was wrong and straightened the cough out. Then
it was 74/48. I looked up and my Dad was there as that
point. I told Dad his BP was really low and he felt Kenny's
head...told me too...he was cold. I went and asked the nurse
then if they could put it on the other arm just to make sure they
did and it was even lower. I left my dad and Brenda and went
and got my mom. Told her and Brenda was talking to the nurse
asking if we should contact the family. He said when he got
a hold of the Doctor he would let us know. So then my mom
went to be back with my dad and Kenny. It was only a matter
of minutes and Kenny passed away with my Mom telling him just to
stop fighting that it was OK. (my mom was his step mother but
loved him as her own) Kenny was 45 Years old. He had a
very loving wife, Donna Ramsdell, 2 beautiful daughters Sara
Ramsdell Payton and Jamie Ramsdell. A darling granddaugher,
Kennedy Payton. A Mother Barbra Myers. A Father
William S Ramsdell. Step Mother Janet Ramsdell.
Brothers Mike, Ronnie, Rick and David Ramsdell. Sister, Judi
Ramsdell Hebb. Also a lot of nieces and nephews.
I am his sister Judi who is writing this and if anyone would like
to contact me please do so at AJHebb@aol.com or
Kenny's daughter Sara Ramsdell Payton at email@example.com
May 18, 1982 -
July 10, 1999
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Kevin Paul Branyan
October 26, 1970
- July 4, 1998
Graduate of Ohio State
University, College of Business Administration with a degree in
Finance. Kevin died at the University Hospitals of Cleveland,
Cleveland, Ohio (Case Western Reserve University)
In Loving Memory
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Martha Rae McGarrity Busby
May 24, 1942 -
May 11, 2001
My mother entered the hospital with Pneumonia and sepsis on March
31, 2001. Two days later, she was diagnosed with ARDS. She
was put on the ventilator and the "roller coaster ride"
began. On April 23, the doctor said there was a possibility she
would be put in a room in a few days. Unfortunately, In a few days
she started going down hill. She developed every complication you
can imagine. The doctor said there was no hope. Her body just
couldn't take it any longer. On May 11, 2001, God called her home.
She will be missed by many. We Love You Mama! Your
Today we are gathered to
honor...the memory of Martha Rae.
She had many wonderful attributes... of which we can speak
Her kindness, unselfish generosity... and on and on we
Yet, she wasn't perfect...but forgiven... the day God saved her
She had failures...such as we all...in her 58
years of life.
Made some wrong decisions...that also
brought her strife.
But from them she found
forgiveness...flowing from above.
Forgiveness that's afforded...through God's
grace and love.
I believe if she could speak to us...perhaps what she would
Is, "I didn't want to leave you...but it
was time to go away.
Because, as I hovered here...a
glimpse of home I did see.
Then Jesus spoke, 'it's time to go home'...as His arms
Instantly I was standing in... heaven's
portals up on high.
Jesus smiled at me...
as His arms swept open wide.
He said, 'Martha, look around you...and your
eyes will see.
The home I prepared for you...when you gave your life
I lifted my voice in praises...to my wondrous Lord
Saying, Glory to the Lamb of God...to whom I owe
Oh, God gave me many blessings...while down here in this
Like my wonderful brothers @ sisters...and my precious little
I had heartaches and struggles too...but, the one thing that is
Heaven is worth every struggle...on earth that we go
Vickie,...when your hearts are heavy...
God's strength will help you stand.
Girls...Mama's waiting for you...in a not so
Remember what I've taught you...and how much I
love you too.
Live your lives for Jesus...and when your work on earth is
I'll be waiting in heaven for
Written by: Gale Steed 5-12-01
Memory of Victoria "Lynn" Curtis
June 4, 1956
- April 29, 2001
My mother left behind 3 wonderful
daughters a mother and her husband. She left this world on
a Sunday 10 days after being admitted to Trinity Lutheran
Hospital in Kansas City for a simple surgery on her bowel that
lasted 10 hours instead of 4. When they did the surgery
they found adhesions wrapped around every major organ in her
stomach and fixed everything after surgery they told us she had
developed ARDS, which we had never heard of before. When
she was in ICU they had her sedated most of the time, her Doctor
had told us that he has never heard of anyone surviving this he
must not have done his research. Anyway she was sedated
most of the time in the hospital she had occasions when she was
awake and family did get to talk to her. After about 7
days on the respirator they put a trach in and put her on
heavier medication to paralyze her the next day we got a call at
4:45 in the morning explaining she had a high fever and to get
down there quick. We arrived and she passed away around
9:45 in the morning. She was only 44 years old. She
was a great person, very funny, loved her family and her
grandchildren were her life. She had the greatest smile
and eyes I have ever seen and I'm sure she is one of the most
beautiful angels there is in heaven now.
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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
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Technical Sergeant James R. Eck,
May 10, 1966 - April 25, 2001
My brother Jim
was on temporary duty in Turkey when on April 7th a tumor ruptured
in his left kidney causing a massive hemorrhage. He had emergency
surgery to repair the damage. After the surgery he was on a
ventilator. While in the hospital at the University of Adana
Turkey he developed staph infection. They made 1 attempt to remove
him from the vent, but were unable to do so. On April 14th he was
taken by med flight to the Army/Air Force Hospital in Landstuhl,
Germany. We were notified on the 15 that he had pneumonia. On
April 17th his wife called and told us we need to come to Germany.
My parents, sister and I flew to him the next day. April 18th they
were able to put him on a trach. when we arrived in Germany they
told us of the ARDS diagnosis and that only 50% survive. April
21st he went into renal failure. The hospital in Landstuhl didn't
have a dialysis machine. He was taken by emergency ICU transport
to the University Hospital in Homburg. He died April 25th with his
wife Julie by his side. Jim was buried with full military honors
May 3 in Lancaster, WI. Our family is devastated by his loss. Jim
survived by his wife Julie, daughter Megan, son Jimmy Jr., his
parents Bob and Phyllis Eck, sisters Angie (David) Dunn and
Christine (Brian Corell), nieces Kessa and Hanah Corell and Erin
Dunn, and nephews Matt Dunn and BJ Corell, several aunts, uncles,
cousins and friends in the service around the world.
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Jonathan James Clements
November 14, 1984
- May 11, 1996
Our youngest son Jon had
been a fit, healthy, rugby-playing boy, with very little history of
any illness whatsoever. He caught what we thought to be a
cold, which quickly developed into staphylococcal pneumonia.
He was taken to our local hospital in Brighton, England - The Royal
Alexandra Hospital for Children. From here he was put onto a
ventilator and transferred immediately to Guy's Hospital in
London. His condition deteriorated over the week, so he was
then transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he was put
on an ECMO machine. He died that evening from bleeding in his
brain. One Saturday he was out flying a kite, the following
Saturday he was dead! He will always live in our hearts, and
we think of him every day!
From his Mum, Dad, Sisters, Brother and Niece.
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William Jay Christiansen
March 2, 1956 -
November 9, 2000
On September 28, 2000, my brother
Billy was flown from the city he lived in Fort Mohave, Arizona to a
hospital in Henderson Nevada where he died on November 9, 2000.
When he first went to the hospital he could not breath. He was
diagnosed with pneumonia in August but the medications they were
giving him did not work and he went to the same hospital five more
times in that six or seven week period to be seen in the emergency
room and sent home with medicines that did nothing. In fact on
his third trip they sent him home with Ibuprofin only??
On September 28th he was taken to the same hospital in an ambulance
but unfortunately it was too late, they had him flown to a hospital
in Nevada where he was diagnosed with ARDS and put on a ventilator
for thirty days. They had tried to wean him off the vent
twice, then on November 8th they did a trach which we all thought
was going to be a good thing, but the next morning November 9, 2000,
my sweet loving brother Billy's heart stopped and they could not get
it started again. His six week hospital stay had ended up
being the end of his life. He will be missed everyday by his
mom and his sisters and brothers, and loved for the rest of our
I never heard of ARDS until Billy got it. It is hard to
believe such a terrible unthinkable disease could go unknown by so
many people. "I miss you Billy" He leaves his mother
Ernestine, his brothers Robert, Mike and Tim. His sisters
Denise and Stacey. All his nieces and nephews, Ricky, Danny and
Erik, Ryan, Kelly, Haley and Mallory.
We love you Billy!
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Robert Anthony Earp
July 1, 1958 -
November 13, 2000
He was born and raised
and still lived in Dyersburg, Tennessee. He was transferred to
Jackson Tennessee, Jackson Madison County Hospital, where he
died. We only know he had some type of pneumonia, the autopsy
report is not completed yet, but he was a healthy man as far as we
knew. I talked to him three days before he went to the
hospital and he said he was fine but he did sound a little short of
breath but denied that to me. He was a used car dealer and
worked hard every day.
My darling, we miss you so much. Don't understand why you had
to go away, we will meet again. Missed terribly by mom, sons
Brad and John, brothers Jeff and Greg and lot of others who loved
you so so much.
Rest my son, we'll see you in the morning.
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October 31, 1938 - October 30, 2000
He contracted ARDS following a successful heart valve
replacement surgery, and battled it fiercely for three months only to die of sepsis after
a brief recovery. He was from East Boston, Massachusetts. He died at Beth
Israel Hospital in Boston, Ma. He was the husband of Fran Hibbard and the father of
Robin Lennon and Debra Woodside and Papa to Kristina Lennon, Kevin Woodside and John
Lennon. We will love and miss you forever. Love Fran, daughters and
grandchildren - life without you won't be the same.
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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.
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
Feb. 4 1952 Died Feb. 20, 2000
Lost a seven week fight with ARDS caused by lung
trauma and pneumonia.
Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia.
My beloved soulmate, I
miss you every day. Even though no words passed between us while you were on life
support, I know what you tried so hard to say to me....and "Robb, I love you too.
Always have and alway will."
Survived by his loving mate of 25 years, sisters
Annette, Grace, Rene and Carol and brothers Leonard and Gus. Predeceased by his
brother Richard whom I know held his hand and helped him across
Craig Michael Biagi
March 9, 1953 - July 25, 2000
South San Francisco
Developed ARDS following Pneumonia
to Laurie, loving father to Anthony and Nicholas, adored son to Frances and Ralph,
devoted brother to Deborah, Robert and David.
we meet again dear brother, please know that you are missed by many, with all of us
thankful for our memories of you. Forever
with love, your sister Deborah.
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:
Bill D. Harriger
May 30, 1936 - May 16, 2000
ARDS developed after Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Bill was recently from Panora
Iowa, but had lived for many years in Tigard Oregon. He died at Methodist Hospital in Des
Moines, Iowa. Bill was a wonderful father,
and husband. His spirit, wisdom and love will live on in his family. He is survived by his
wife Emmy Harriger, sons Jim Harriger, Tom Baker, Steve Baker, and Shawn Baker, and
by daughters Laurel Hardy, and Cindy Baker. He was also the loving Teepaw to
grandsons William and Joseph Hardy. He was reunited in Heaven with his wife on 25 years,
Betty Lou Harriger. Bill is also survived my more
friends than one can count. They were precious to him, and his love and admiration were
evident in his everyday life. We miss you
more each day, but find peace in the presence of your spirit, and the knowledge that you
suffer no more. We love you Daddy! Any corresponence can
be sent to Laurel Hardy at
Carolyn Elizabeth Hornsby
February 27, 1942
September 14, 2000
Survived by two
children, Brian Allen Westbrooks and Derri Linn Edge. Five grandchildren, a mother and father, and many friends. She was the most gifted and loving person
Ive ever known. She now has her golden
wings and will be missed as long as I live. I love you mom. Send emails to:
G. Holder Jr.
November 8, 1931 July 7, 2000
ARDS following Pneumonia
Russell was admitted to Prespyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC. On June 17. He
was diagnosed with pneumonia, which turned into ARDS on June 19. After 2 ˝ weeks on
the ventilator, his kidneys began to fail and he passed away July 7. Fathers Day,
June 18 was the last day he was able to speak with his children. Russell was a
loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed tremendously by everyone
who knew him. His remarkable zest for living touched all those around him.
He was probably one of the best and smartest engineers in the country who always
shared his passion for his work with others. He was a loyal family man, who always
provided for his wife and children. His passion for living carried over to his 3
children, daughters Debbie Major and Cindy Jurgensen, and son Rusty Holder.
"Daddy, we will always miss you and love you." From your 3 loving
children, Debbie, Cindy and Rusty. Please send messages to:
Son Rusty at: Rholder240@aol.com
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April 29, 1947 - January 28, 2000
Developed ARDS after taking chemotherapy and radiation for Hodgkin's Disease. He
was on the ventilator for 21 days. He was in Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia,
Tn. Sadly and deeply missed by his wife of 29 years, Pat "Daddy's Little
Girl", Lisa Son-In-Law Danny and other family and friends. Daddy you were a
friend to everyone you ever met and you will never be forgotten and we will never stop
missing and loving you. Email Lisa at:
E. "Buddy" McDaniel
March 16, 1938 - August 15, 1999
My father was diagnosed with ards after he was badly injured
in a car acident. His left side was broken very badly and he was unable to breath on
his own. He was a resident of Newport, Ms for 61 years. He left behind his
wife Peggy McDaniel and 3 daughters Kim Long, Pam Kemp, and Samantha McDaniel. He
also had 4 grandchildren Colby Kemp, Brittany and Katelyn Long and the late Breanna Long.
He was a very loving and wonderful father and grandfather. Me and my family
miss him very much, but we know he is in heaven watching over us and one day soon we will
see him again. We Love You Very Much Daddy.
My name is Pam Kemp, I can be contacted at:
| Byron G. (Binky) Inman of Chesapeake, VA
February 13, 1947 - August 1, 2000
Died in Maryview Hospital, Portsmouth, VA
after developing ARDS from pneumonia. He was an active member of the community and a
senior manager of US Navy Acquistion community. He left three children, George
Byron, Brady and Kristina. He also had a long term relationship with Karen, and was
finally coming around to marriage after losing his wife to cancer five years ago. Many
family and friends are in disbelief that someone this healthy and active could die
so quickly. In Karen's heart, Binky is still here, watching over us. Rest in
peace, and may I join you in heaven someday, where there is no illness, suffering or
Karen may be reached at:
Jesse Brian Broderick
May 31, 1981 - July 9, 2000
of Moss Beach, California.
19 years young of ARDS precipitated by viral pnuemonia with asthmatic complications.
He was as strong, tough and healthy prior to this sudden illness as this family had
ever seen. His father, Dennis Broderick, will be eternally sorrowfull that Jesse was
taken from us before he had the chance to grow into the man we knew he would become.
"What a bond to break, What a life to take, We'll be missing
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| Lowrie Davies Tietz
December 30, 1944 - August 27, 1999
Contracted ARDS following a bile leakage from
a recent gall bladder surgery that led to sepsis. Lowrie was from Millington, Tennessee
and died at Baptist East Memorial Hospital. She left a husband who loved her dearly, Bob,
a daughter who gave birth to her first grandson 10 days after her death, Mary, a son, Jud,
and myself, Sarah, the youngest of the three children.
| Ranny Edward Gray
August 10, 1951 - July 30, 2000
Lived in Harrisburg, Arkansas. Contracted ARDS
after pneumonia. Loving husband of 22 years to Phyllis Gray. Loving and
devoted Dad to Jeremy Gray and Holly Gray. Ranny's laughter and smile will be
forever in our hearts.
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| DANIELLE STEWART SMITH
December 17, 1973 - June 22, 2000
Danielle just had her first child, son JaHaun, on
May 28, 2000 and was admitted June 5, 2000 into Schumpert Medical Center, Shreveport,
Louisiana. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and developed ARDS. Danielle is survived by
her son JaHaun, mother Doris, sister Shundon, and brothers Al, Jackie, Tony and Jacoby.
They will miss her with all their hearts and will never be the same.
We know you are watching over us all ! Emails can be sent to family at:
| Petroczi Marton
June 17, 1973 - November 4,
After a motorbike accident, (in Hungary) resulting in pneumothorax,
then pneumonia from ICU, my darling Marci developed ARDS. After 14 days of struggle, I
whispered to him he could go if he really wanted to, that I wouldn't be mad. I miss you
every day my little Martonka, and I'm still waiting for my turo rudi, have some when we
meet again. I love you, Liza ! Emails can be sent to Liza at:
| Sabina A. Pekarski
July 25, 1921 - July 4, 2000
ARDS developed from sepsis after abdominal surgery. She entered ICU
at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, GA on Friday, May 26 and went on the ventilator
on Memorial Day, the 29th. She fought a tough battle and was doing better, until she
suffered a pneumothorax on Thursday 6/29. From then on, she went downhill. She will be
greatly missed by her son Garyn, daughter Nilorie, and their spouses. Four sisters, one
brother, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. See
you on the other side, Mom. Don't work too hard getting the mansion ready !
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Laura A Harris
June 5, 1969 - July 1, 2000
After developing ARDS from open heart surgery.She was
in ICU for 7 weeks, had a trach done June 27 and her condition downgraded from there. She
will be sadly missed by friends, co-workers, and family, especially her husband David.
Email David at:
Patricia Joan Conners
March 24, 1928 - July 1, 2000
She had rotator cuff surgery on may 4th and went into
acute adult respiratory distress syndrome. She fought a brave battle for two months. She
was at St. Josephs hospital in St. Paul MN. We never had the opportunity to speak to her,
but I spoke to her every day. In the end I told her to let go and to stop fighting, and
that it was going to be o.k. I told her daily not be afraid. She suffered her last of
three heart attacks. She will be greatly missed by her cherished husband Paul and her
loving daughter Susan.
I love you mom, you were the light of my life. Email Susan at:
December 25, 1940 - May 13, 2000 at 3:35pm.
She had a splenectomy on March 31st, developed ARDS on
May 7th and never came home. She is greatly missed by her husband Jack. Daughters Chris
and Jacki, Sons RIP and Mike. She had 9 grandchildren, Michael, Jami, Andrea, Michael,
Jessica, Matthew, Tanner, Sammy and Jordyn. I would love to here from others with similar
situations. Email Chris at:
Passed away at 5:15 p.m. on March 7, 2000
After a long battle with ARDS after knee surgery. Betty was born on February 14, 1939 and
lived in Houma, LA. She is survived by her loving husband, Frank P. Clements her
mother, Verda M. Babin. Two sons, Lewis V. Hulan, Jr. and Jack P.Clements. One daughter,
Reva H Folse two daughters-in-law, Stephanie Clements and Francine Fremin, two brothers,
Chester V. Parker and wife, Sherrie Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Martinez. Betty was the
very special grandmother of five grandsons, Chad Hulan, Troy Webre, Joshua Clements, Jake
Clements and Brad Martin. She also had six granddaughters, Tara Martin, Crissy Hulan,
Alexa Clements, Teddi Jane Folse, Jennifer Webre, and Misty Hulan. There were five
great-grand children for her to cherish and love. If you would like to leave me a message
you can e-mail me, Betty's granddaughter, at:
| Lydia Mae Bauer ("Punkin")
November 10, 1932 - February 22, 2000
ARDS following pneumonia and associated with sepsis, Christian
Northeast Hospital, Bellfountaine Neighbors, Missouri. Loving mother of Peggy Bauer,
grandmother of Jessica Bryant and Jr. Bryant, Soon to be Great Grandmother, sister, aunt,
cousin, and friend.
"We will always hold your smile close to our heart Aunt
Please send messages to niece,
Dawn Zimmerman DPZ4@msn.com
| Bernice Eaton
October 10, 1934 - February 11, 2000
ARDS following cyst removal surgery and staff infection and blood
transfusion. Medical Hospital of Lewisville Lewisville, Texas. Loving homemaker and
mother of sons, Michael and Kenneth Eaton and daughter, Kathy Parks. Please send messages
to daughter Kathy.
| Carlie Lamar Wilson
February 14, 1948 - February 5, 2000
Born in Quitman, Mississippi, Died at Memorial
Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. ARDS following sepsis following chemotherapy
for AML Survived by his mother Helen, sister Wanda, many nieces and nephews, and cousin
Linda, who says, "Carlie was my hero in life now my angel in Heaven." Please
send messages to cousin, Linda.
| Robert William Weaver Jr.
September 5, 1946 - January 26, 2000
ARDS with sepsis following liver transplant Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Survived by his wife, Joanne Weaver daughter, Michelle Craig, son, Kevin
Weaver father, Robert Weaver Sr., mother, Dorothy Weaver and sister, Cheryl Korenoski
"Forever remembered and loved." Please send messages to daughter, Michelle
| James T. Howard Jr.
April 10, 1955 - January 17, 2000
ARDS following pneumonia born in Annapolis, Maryland died in
Portsmouth, Virginia. U.S.Navy Lt.(Ret.) Son of Audrey and Tom Howard, Father of three
sons Jason, Justin, and Brandon, Ex-Husband and friend of Janice Howard, Brother of Dawn
Goodnow, Wayne and Bill, Grandson of Lil Williams, Uncle of Amanda, Rebecca, and Kaitlyn,
Brother-in-law of Mark and Holly. Please send messages to:
| JoAnn Ellen Schady Hillard
December 6, 1935 - January 7, 2000
ARDS following bypass surgery 12/10/99. Loving wife of David
Hillard, mother of Scott Hillard and Leslie Smith, sister of Mary Lou Theiss, and aunt of
Renee Golick. Please send messages to:
| 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: email@example.com
Jane Wong at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
| 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:
| 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:
| 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:
| Viola Manaway
August 13, 1999
ARDS following knee surgery. 82 year old
grandmother of Crystal.
| 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
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
| 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.
March 2, 1999
Husband of Kathy Rixham.
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.
on January 30, 1999
Husband of Jackie Rodack Binder and father of Diana and
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.
June 11, 1979 - December 30, 1998
From ARDS after pneumonia. Daughter of Darlene and Ernie
Lautermilch. Sister of Rebecca Lautermilch.
| Sharon DeBok
December 4, 1998
From successful heart valve replacement.
Significant Other of Jim Scheffler.
| Terry Graninger
December 3, 1998
From ARDS after car accident. Mother of Tom
& Lee Ann O'Toole
1961 - December 2, 1998
From pneumonia precipitated ARDS. Brother of Emma Holden.
Sey (Seymour) Kay
November 28, 1998
Father of Kimberly and James Lauerman.
Florence Blacknall Elrod
April 29, 1916 - November 14, 1998
Secondary to noscocomial pneumonia following elective
knee replacement surgery. Mother of Anne Meroney and of Joseph E. Elrod, III.
1928 - November 24, 1998
Father of Linda Hull.
1932 - November 22, 1998
Mother-in-law of Dave.
January 6, 1925 - November 11, 1998
Father of Nancy Yarbrough Doss.
September 7, 1946 - November 1, 1998
ARDS after laproscopy & sepsis. Mother of
Shannon J. Dedmon.
March 16, 1979 - October 15, 1998
ARDS after injuries in car accident. Daughter of Ted and
The following link is to the website created in Tiffany's memory by her
father, Ted Hoffman.
Visit Tiffany Lynn Hoffman's Memorial Page
October 7, 1998
ARDS after kidney stone surgery. Son of Robin Hedgwood,
cousin of Kristi Stuetzer.
Joe Evans, Sr.
July 13, 1919 - October 5, 1998
Father of Joe and Sheila Evans.
December 23, 1950 to September 26, 1998
Sister of Jane Greig.
March 24, 1920 - September 26, 1998
Father of Theresa Raymond.
John (Ivan) Biskup
October 18, 1923 - September 24, 1998
Husband of Gerda Biskup, father of Luise, Joanne, and Barbara, John
Biskup, Jr. and his wife, Pam (Radgowski) grandfather of Chelsi Heide Biskup (daughter of
Joanne Biskup and Timmy Black) and Jessie, pet dog of 13 years.
June 3, 1931 - August 25, 1998
Father of Art Gonzales.
June 19, 1962 - August 8, 1998
Daughter of Joan Monaghen and Jim Monaghen (deceased) Sister
of Paula Blonski Sister of Sue, Bob, and Jim.
November 18, 1980 - August 2, 1998
ARDS following pneumonia. Daughter of Gary and Jacki
sister of Keith Cooke.
| Amy Forbes
October 17, 1977 - October 23, 1997
ARDS following injuries suffered in car accident. Daughter of
Jeff and Sherry Forbes, sister of Nikki Forbes, granddaughter of Ruth Brewer and Mildred
Parker. send messages to Jeff at:
| Joan Marie Knutson
April 4, 1977 - June 9, 1997
ARDS following bacterial infection. Daughter of Claudia Groh,
sister of David, Scotty, and Andy. "My only daughter. I will always remember
and cheerish the moments we did have. Loving you still. I was always so Proud of you. Very
Proud to have you as a daughter."
The following link is to a memorial web page created for Joanie by
her mother, Claudia Groh, at another site location. There is a link back to our website at
the bottom of the memorial page, or you may click the Back button in your browser menu bar
as needed to return to this page.
March 6, 1962 - June 6, 1997
Sister and best friend of Cindy Meyers
November 16, 1948 - May 7, 1997
Bride of Louis B. Waller.
July 27, 1968 - February 21,1997
Son of Carol and Carl Mentzer. Husband of
Julissa. Father of Christy.
| Larry Sims
1946 - 1996
of Latonia, Kentucky
ARDS following successful heart valve replacement surgery,
Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. "He went to heaven the day after Christmas,
that's just the way he was!!!!" Loving husband of Tina Sims. Awesome Dad
of Erin and David. Father-in-Law to Travis. Granddaughter he never knew named
after him, Lauren. "We miss you!!!"
May 27, 1965 - October 8, 1995
ARDS after injuries in car accident.
Husband of Kena Sawyer,
father of Kayla Sawyer.
| William John Sinn
December 5, 1942 - April 21, 1994
ARDS, unknown precipitation. In Loving Rememberance by
his wife Nancy (Ross) Sinn of Michigan, daughter, Jennifer Sinn, with her friend,
Howard Scholtz, daughter, Margie (Sinn) Nellett and her husband, Steve Nellet, and his
grandhchildren Zachary William Keesler, Nathan Edward Keesler, Amber Nicole Nellett, and
Hannah Ashley Nellet. send messages of support to Nancy Sinn at:
or, daughter Margie MIsnowangels@aol.com
| Jean F. Robbins
May 4, 1929 - November 24, 1989
ARDS following elective exploratory surgery. Adored Wife of
John J. Robbins. Loving Mother of Susan E. Mauriello and husband Frank, Mark S.
Robbins and wife Marjorie. Beloved Nana of Lauren Mauriello, David and Lesley
Robbins. send messages of support to daughter, Susan Mauriello at:
Erin Winona Flowers
May 22, 1963 - April 11, 1983
ARDS from viral pneumonia. Daughter of PJ Flowers.
Daughter of Edward Flowers (divorced).
The following link is to the website created in Erin's memory by her
mother, PJ Flowers. Please bookmark this page before linking so that you may return here
after visiting Erin's page.
Daughter's Gift and Legacy"