We are extremely sorry to learn of the loss of your dear wife. Sandra Lynn,this past June. We commiserate on your heartache, knowing all the intense therapies she underwent to combat such a devastating disease, and its various metastases.
Sandra's experiences, as well as the attentive care you provided her, make AACR'S mission to prevent and cure cancer all the more vital for patients and their loved ones. We will send you the latest progress report for 2013.
We appreciate your taking the time to inform us about Sandra's passing and her valiant efforts to combat her illness. We will continue to remember her who so courageously battled this disease, serving as an inspiration to others and to our research team.
Shawn M. Sweeney, Ph.D Project Leader
American Association for Cancer Research
I love and miss you, Mrs.Epp. I'll always remember my kindergarten class. I'm leaving a Red Rose in a vial at Hillcrest Memorial Park on your "special grave site". Love always, Kacey.
' on February 14
I recently learned about the loss of your wife and wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Over the years, I wanted to make sure you knew, I have been deeply grateful to you. I celebrate silently to myself in a different kind of way on February 14. This is the date the judge stopped the madness and ended the custody trial. I hope you know you had a huge part in that positive decision-and say Thank-you everyday! My family today is blended - but life is good and just know Dr. Epp, I will never forget what you did for me and my girls.
You are truly a gift and I hope I thanked you enough. I wish upon you a blessed life and hope to see you someday. Thinking and praying for you with deepest sympathy. Bless you,Janine.
Dear Dr Epp,
Thank you for sending the news of Mrs. Epp's passing, along with the memorial service program. I had not yet heard the sad news and I am very sorry for your loss.
As you may remember, several of my children were blessed to be in Mrs. Epp's Kindergarten classes. Then I had the privileged of working with her as an instructional aide for eight years. What an enlightening experience that was. She had such wonderful ways of teaching, managing and disciplining the children. She did this through positive reinforcement, always. I think that I have never encountered a person with the patience and consistently positive attitude that she had. She was an inspiration to me as well as to so many of the parents she worked with. There is no way to quantify the number of lives – children and parents alike – that she touched in a positive, encouraging, loving way. I remember thinking at the time I worked with her that it would be awesome if prospective parents could spend a year working with her in her classroom before having their children, as they would be better parents for the experience. She was wonderful.
I can only imagine how much you, your son and daughter-in-law, and your grandchildren must miss this lovely lady. My sincere sympathy.
Instructional Aide, 1990 to 1998, Pioneer Drive School
Now of Blaine, WA
Dear Werner, I am very sorry to hear of Sandra's passing. I just heard the sad news on Dec.20/13, otherwise this note would have been written much sooner. Sandra was a beautiful and wonderful person and was extremely brave during the past few years. You were also very strong during this time and she needed your support.
The love you had for each other was evident each time you both came to visit me in Santa Barbara.
I pray for you to maintain your strength during this mourning phase of your recovery. Hopefully your family will continue to give you the support needed at this time.
I wish you and your family an enjoyable warm Christmas. Best wishes for a healthy and peaceful New Year. And wishing you a holiday season of happiness, friendship, and fun.
Sincerely, Arnold Medved, M.D.