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February 09, 2016

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March 18, 2014
Mr. Ellison,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army-especially when you were in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
February 2, 2014
I will miss Big Jim. He was a solid and steady person and I think of his time at Site Monitor often. I am happy to have known him.
November 11, 2013
Hi Daddy, sorry to be late in writing you a message, but we've been having computer problems. Finally seems to be fixed, just in time for Veteran's Day!

Thank you for all your service to our country, for always working so hard to keep our family provided for, for always being there when I needed someone to catch me when I fell. I know you are still watching out for me and all of us from where you are.

Art, the boys and I love and miss you. Even though I can't call you on the phone or see you in person, I know you can hear me in my prayers. Please hug David and everyone for me, okay, Daddy?

I love you always,
~~Donna
October 31, 2013
It was thirty one years ago tonight that Jim and I went on our first date, having met the night before in a dive of a bar. Every inch of my face was covered in fluorescent green cold cream, part of a witch costume. I brazenly asked him to dance with me, and he agreed but kept me at arms length to prevent the green gunk from getting on his corduroy jacket. He bravely invited me to go to dinner the following night, without a clue as to what I looked like under the makeup. Six and a half short months later we gambled and were married in Las Vegas.

In our thirty plus years of marriage he has been my rock, believing that I could do and be anything I wanted, and backing up that belief by supporting me through three degrees while I decided what I wanted to be when I grew up, and then backed me up though opening two businesses. It is because of him that I am who and what I am today.

We have been so many places and done so many things together, adopting more than a dozen rescue dogs, squeezing into a travel trailer with many of them while traveling on his job to exciting places like Tonopah and Yuma, hot air ballooning, white water rafting, canoeing, paragliding, windsurfing, hiking, biking, failed private dance lessons, experimenting with new and exotic cuisine, even a flight lesson (I supported him from the ground on that one!). He saw me through the good times and the bad, being my shoulder through my mother's long, drawn out cancer death, where we learned firsthand about home hospice, and through my father's sudden suicide; and allowing me to be his shoulder through the deaths of his parents and two siblings.

The three and a half weeks since we spent out last moments together have been difficult, but when he left me, he left me with an inherited family whom I love and who love me, he left me with caring and supportive friends whom I never would have met otherwise, and, most importantly, he left me with the ability to take care of myself. (On a lighter note, being a typical male, the one thing he did not leave me with was the knowledge of which of our four remotes works what and how to use our TV!)

My heart aches with sadness, and I miss him terribly, but it is because of him that I will be ok.
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