Monday May 19 2014
Love Of my Life, You must have control of
my Life, come and take me back with you. I Love YOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SO MUCH.
LOVE YOU, Clem
A year ago, for the Anniversary of Mom's passing, St John the Apostle Ministry of Consolation sent me a brochure with suggestions of how to get through this very difficult day and had suggestion of what to do in joyous memory of Mom. Eric and I choose to plant a Bleeding Heart Plant which was always one of Mom's favorites. Eric and I have planted plenty since we moved into this house, but they've never come back the following year. Last May 19th we planted a Bleeding Heart Plant and asked Mom to help it grow into the beautiful plant she loved but Fall came and the plant was GONE. Eric and I were upset that we failed again but promised ourselves, we'd keep trying. However, this Spring by the power of MOM above, Eric and I have this beautiful Bleeding Heart Plant that we believe is here because of Mom's help. You've been gone two years now; there are still many things I can't accomplish without your Help, thanks Mom.
Love and Miss YOU! Debbie & Eric
Oh Mom,its been a year and a few weeks since you left us but my heart is still so heavy it feels like yesterday. Miss you sooooooooooooo much! I'm so thankful we shared so much and you taught me so much about life and love, I do not believe I would be who I am without YOU! Thanks for ALWAYS be there (even now) Love YOU and MISS YOU Always! Debbie
My Dear, A year has gone by and I'm calling your Name.I Can't help it but I miss you so. I can't wait to you in that beautiful place called HEAVEN.
Thahk you for the many great years you gave us together.
. Love Clem
Nine months but still feels like yesterday, Miss YOU so Very Very Much Mom.
God Saw She.....
God saw that she was getting tired
and a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her
and whispered, “Come with Me”,
With tearful eyes we watched her
suffer and saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating.
Hard working hands came to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to
us, He only takes the best.
I'm so glad we got to visit Las Vegas last summer. The memories we made there will be treasured by Tom, Rebecca, Sean and I. We will miss Cookie's smiling face and great big hugs. Dumb jokes, brain teasers, and crocheting will always remind me of her. We are praying for the whole Altherr family! God Bless you all!
We were very happy when our son Eric married into the Altherr family. Not only did we get a wonderful daughter in law, but we met Cookie and Clem. Whenever we were together happy stories were shared and many jokes were told. Cookie was always happy with life and it was our pleasure to share her time in this crazy world. We will think of her often and she will forever be in our prayers.
Michael and Janice Soriano
Oh Dear Aunt... You left too soon! Sure wish we could have come to see you before you left! Hugs and kisses to all of us who loved and knew you. Until we meet again...
You will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those you will be waiting for at havens gates.
Ma to me you were a mother in law grandmother great grandmother but most of all,you were a great friend. You could always be counted on no matter the situation. I will miss you dearly i love you and miss you. I already miss being sent to the garage. With all your meetings up there so far i bet the plans are in the works for a large 2 story garage up there.
Uncle Clem, I've been waiting and thinking the right words would come to me and I still feel the same sadness I felt the day I received the call from Deb. I truly love you like a dad, (maybe it's the resemblance to my dad I see when I look at you) you've been an awesome uncle, father, brother and such a loving,caring dedicated and loyal husband, what an inspiration to me! I've always treasured the times we've been able to share with you and Aunt Cookie, and I miss her so much already!
Probably the most recent "Fun Time" was calling you and Aunt Cookie at midnight (Indiana time) to have Aunt Cookie teach us all a card game over the phone....she did it and we all laughed and shared fun times together over the phone. The other thing that I think we will all miss, at Christmas time, in our Christmas cards, the sheet of Brain Teasers....It just made me smile every year and the kids all would go through trying to figure them all out! I have saved every one you and Aunt Cookie have sent!!
I truly do wish we could have seen you & Aunt Cookie before we moved to FL. I pray that God comforts and holds you in His loving hands and you feel His Peace as you travel back to IN & IL. Dan & I won't be able to come back for the Memorial Mass but please know you are and have been and will continue to be in our hearts and prayers. Lots of love to you and all the family! Angie & Dan
I will always remember Aunt Cookie with a smile. You couldn't help but be happy around her. She'll be in my prayers.
Sister, sister, my dear sister. I miss you.I'm so very very, sorry I didn't see you before you left us but I know in my heart that when a star blinks in the heavehs, it is you giving me a wink with love and hugs, your loving sis, Jackie
Cookie, I loved you so much. Even tho many miles separated us, I will always remember you as my adventurous neighbor. I missed you stealing my laundry from the clothes line or having my back yard toilet papered. Dear God watch out for this one, you will never know what she will do, even tho I know that you are all knowing, but watch out. Cookie you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.
God saw Her growing weary
And decided what was best.
So He wrapped His arms around Her
And brought Her home to rest.
As we whisper "We miss You",
We hear no reply.
But when I looked out the window,
I heard the Moon sigh.......
Uncle Clem and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Aunt Cookie was such a wonderful person to me and our family. I have so many great memories of you both at Grandma Altherr's as well as our family reunions. I realize that we have not been able to see you as much in the past years, but you will always be in our hearts. We love you and know that Aunt Cookie is smiling down upon us with your brother and mine! Sincerely, Eric William Altherr
Cookie will always be in my heart. We were teenagers and young adults together. My dear Friend and her family were
so much apart of my life. She taught me to have faith in myself and how to laugh. I'm sure she is doing just that in heaven.
Debbie & Family,
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Think of you all.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
No those are not my words and only recently did I run into this quote again.It just seems fitting though if anyhting Mom blazed a trail in this life and one none of us will forget. Thanks mom for sharing so many things with me, I will miss you in so many ways. I will cherish our many trips too various places, including my trips to the garage with Pop's.
I married your daughter and we promised to Live, Laugh and Love in our time. You were a great example of this. I will always miss you but I will never forget you.
I Love You Always Mom, Gram's, "Cookie" your Son In Law Eric Soriano
Thinking of all of you.... sending our love and prayers...
Tracy, Elizabeth, Jessica and James Altherr (Tipton, IN)
We all at the the Stoddard Alumni and especially my wife Marilyn and I will tremendously miss Mrs Corrine at the annual meetings but we will keep her spirit alive in our hearts and we are proud to have known her and called her our friend for we all loved her.
I have so many fond memories of you my dear Cooks . My husband (Kenny )and his family were blessed to be an extention of your family. I have rememberances of St Gregorys church on Christmas Eve . My first New Years Eve party as Kennys fiancee was at you house . We were pregnant at the same time and went downtown with our hubbies to see Sound of Music when
we moved to California we remained close vacationing at Disneyland and swimming in our pool with Duncan our dog. . After my Kenny was gone and we were back in Illinois we still kept close and then again after you moved to
Nevada you were at my sisters house out there for my suprise birthday. What a suprise too. !!! Each time I was in L V we would try and get together . You
came to Cindys wedding in San Diego. We were always there for eachother.
I thank God for you being in my life . Now your with Mr Lamping Mama Lamping Robert , Patti Lorry and Hans and Kenny . Can you hear him calling YOU-HOO ??????? What a party is going on . We will see you when we get there . Till then my friend Forever friends Mary
I lost my Mom on May 19th but she's gone to a better place where sickness, pain and suffering she'll no longer have to face. I believe gentle arms of angels now protect the Mom I Love. I know that Mom is safe and secure in heaven above. I will miss you deeply Mom but you are forever in my heart.
Love You Always, Debbie
Wonder why thoughts of her pop into my head whenever I parallel park! Who knew that growing up on Maplewood Av. would bless me with not only the life-long friendship that I share with your daughter Debbie but with Mom and Pops as well.Your house was my home away from home.Some of the fondest memories of my life were made there. Michele, you summed Mom up perfectly. Look out Heaven, I hope you are ready to Rock and Roll now that Mom "A" is in the house. Thanks for everything.You will be greatly missed. Love, Your adopted daughter Cathy
Loved the photo gallery -- Cookie obviously had a full and fun life. We loved knowing her in Las Vegas.
Each time I think of her, I get a little smile. I can hear her playing cards with a competitive edge that made you laugh, tearing out her latest piece of crochet for the millionth time because there was a tiny mistake, knowing all the olden handy dandy tricks for homemakers, filling birthday cards with confetti, and calling at midnight in each time zone with a "Happy New Year." Thirty-five years ago, when I arrived at Christmastime to meet Michael's Chicago family, she welcomed me unconditionally. Since then her and pops have shared so many important moments with us: births, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations. She loved her family deeply and my life has been made all the richer for it. Hugs and kisses to you mom!!
Clem,Debbie,Mike & Diana
We send our prayers and Love to you all.
I will miss the late night talks at the kitchen table when you and Clem came to visit and watching you make some of your creative projects. I want you to know Kenny is going to keep Baby Jesus all wrapped up just for you so he will never get cold again. We Love You and will miss you so very much. Rest In Peace.
Mom"A" will be truly missed. I was so blessed to have been in her life and have many great memories.My thoughts and prayers to Dad "A" and family during this very difficult time.I will love her forever. Helen Stiegman Hamlin (Argyle, Texas)
In loving memory of a wonderful Aunt. We will love you and miss you always.
I will always remember Cookie as the loving and laughing person in my life. You could not be around her without something funny going on or being said. She was someone I will remember always made my life richer. My best wishes, love and prayers go out to Clem and all the rest of our family. I will miss her always. I will miss those little notes in the mail saying "Thinking of you", Cookie.
Uncle Clem, Debbie, Michael & Diana,
I'm not sure where to begin...the memories are coming back into my mind like a flood! We had so many, many fun times... our family trips to visit you all in Chicago and the fun, fun Chicago weddings! Aunt Cookie was at the center of it all.. She instilled a spirit of kindness and respect as well as a fun loving approach that I will always remember! I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Love, Ruthie
The " BIG BAD WOLF" prank Cookie pulled on my grandson, Grant will stick in my memory forever. What a riot it was and we had many laughs over it.
She enjoyed the airplane rides I took her on and she was an great passenger.
My grandma Partied like a rock star for most of her life. She took lots of time to help me with last minute craft projects that I would of course forget were due till the night before. Whether it was a slot machine or a haley's commit hat, grandma being a night owl was a blessing for me being that most of these projects were created at midnight. She spent hours in the bleachers of baseball fields and in seats of theaters yelling "you go boy" during many performances including my chinese variation during the nutcracker. lol. A free thinker, stubborn and ornery, she thought critically about many issues. She will be greatly missed but I'm sure she's somewhere getting her lindy-hop on, drink in hand, and sending someone upstairs to the garage. Love ya grams!
We love you very much Aunt Cookie...You're an angel in our livies...We'll miss you but never forget you! Love, Steven & Diane McNeill
We love you Aunt Cookie...You're an angel in our lives...We'll miss you but never forget you.
We'll forever have fond memories of one of the best sister-in-laws ever. Never a dull moment with Cookie around. You will be missed.
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
Cookie, I will miss you so. I had eight great years being your friend and every month playing Mexican Train Dominos with our wounderful lunches at each others house. Every Wednesday we knitted together and gave our baby blankets, hats for the homeless and so much more to people that needed them.I will always remember you as the card lady as you had a card for everyone... for the happy times, the sad times and the hard times. You will be in my heart forever. Kim Molina (Henderson, NV)
dear sweet clem and family, my heart breaks for all of you. i too have shed many tears, but also smile when i remember all the good and goofy times we had in chicago. i know how much denny loved her also.God and His blesses Trinity be with all of you. please let me know of the memorial back here. love,joy joy
To the Altherr Family
We all will miss Cookie, but always remember the love and will of God will
never take you in your grief where the Grace of God will not comfort you.
Love, Ardell Lesti
Every garage i see will forever be a reminder of you. I can't forget pop's chuckles as he said something he knew would get him sent out there. You're an unforgettable person, and you've made yourself a permanent part of my life despite the fact that you are no longer physically here. I promise I will never forget to keep socks on my babies. Sending all my warm thoughts to Pop's, I know you're looking down on him, and the rest of us as well. Love you forever.
Dear Cousin Cookie, I see that there is now a new Star twinkling in the Heavens. Is that you smiling down on us? It must be. Our Angel Cookie, the most lovable, playful and, while with us on Earth, the most generous and kind Angel of all. Now I will see you in the Heavens each night and in my Heart during the days.
Thinking of you all & sending much love & many prayers for Uncle Clem & my dear cousins in your time of sorrow. Thinking of my sweet Aunt Cookie with fond memories & lots of smiles!
I wished that we stayed connected like my brother Joe did. You will be missed dearly. God Bless and keep you safe in his arms