Praying for you, Lester. I truly believe you'll see Elizabeth and George again some day, in a happier place.
Elizabeth, I remember the day George was born. And I remember coming to his first birthday party, as you came to my daughter's party in Santa Cruz. I remember laughing with you and Lester and George when we got together. These are the memories I will always keep. I watched you struggle with George year after year, but I also saw how very much you loved him. I think of you and George every day, and how much you will be missed. Lester, my heart goes out to you, always.
So sorry Lester.
Sorry to hear about your loss. No words can heal the pain you are going through. I am also a mother of a Autistic child and things can be very hard at times. May God give you the strength you need to overcome your huge loss.
Lester we are very sorry for your tremendous loss. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lester, we are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May Elizabeth and George find peace together and may God always watch over them.
My thoughts are with you all.
Wow I so sorry for your loss. They our customer of at holder Ctry inn in san jose
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ron & Janet Rubo
I am so sorry for your loss, Lester. I wish for you patience and peace. You remain in my heart. Love & Hugs to you.
My first memories are of George coming to ride and horse, and being very confused that he wasn't going to see you at a local park (same road, different destination can be hard when you have autism). He was upset then, but learned (and loved) to ride a horse. My last memory is of him flying a kite at school, delighted by something flying in the breeze and happy as can be.
George taught me innumerable lessons, all cherished and valuable for me to move forward. Anything I can do to help share all that was wonderful about George and Elizabeth I will gladly do. My thoughts will be with you always.
With sincer sympathy to the Hodgins family. God is for us a refuge and strength,a help that is ready to be found during difficult times..May God provide you with piece and comfort to endure the days ahead. Newnan, Ga
My heart aches for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish and hold on to the many loving memories of your life with Elizabeth and Gregory. Don't try to make sense of this now. Lean on your friends and family for the support you need and you will get through this. If I can do anything, even just listen, feel free to reach out to me. Your many friends and associates are here to return the love and joy you have openly shared with us through the years. Long walks in nature will help heal.
May peace be with you,
So sorry to hear the loss.
As a parent of child with autism, we can feel the pain.
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From Roxanne,Paul and Disabled Students unlimited Our Though and Prayers go out to you Lester It Is always sad when you Lose a loved one I don't know what the Problems were but I know Elizabeth and George are at Peace now I know it will be a long time before you are able to move on but with our thoughts and prayers you will be able to do so. we love you and care for you God speed Elizabeth.
So very sad. There needs to be ongoing help for anyone who has a child with special needs. Praying for you.
As a mother of an adult son with autism, I hold no ill will towards you, Elizabeth. I did not know you and yet I do. Please be at peace and hold no guilt. Your actions have, I hope, not been in vain. May your legacy be an awareness and more services for those you have loved so much.
My thoughts are with you Lester. The last outing with you,Elizabeth and George will be a lasting memory of a family that was trying to do the best for their son. We at De Anza College
hope to continue to be with you as
your future unfolds. Please join us in
continuing the memories of George,Elizabeth and other families who
who struggle with lifetime disabilities.
You, your son and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May a greater awareness and understanding come out of this very sad tragedy.
My prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Elizabeth and George Hodgins. My older sister had developmental disabilities and I saw and know and experienced first hand the stress that comes with having a loved one with special needs. Nothing can take away the sadness or shock of this incident - but we can all work as a community and State to help other families with special needs who may feel overwhelmed and without hope. There is hope. But on some days - like today hearing this sad sad news - it does seem hard to find. In their memory and for their family, we cannot give up. Marty Omoto, California Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN)
Those who have not walked in your shoes have no idea of what you went through. Families touched by these issues need more practical assistance in addition to compassion. May God bless and keep you.
Elizabeth, I had the honor of working with you and Lester in our dental office and I remember on your visits, comparing notes on our children as my daughter and George were born in the same month... I know you and Lester did your best... Sleep well... May you find your peace.
I m very sorry to hear of the tragic end that has come to your wife and son. I have met you a few times in your role as a Ranger at Foothills Park (I work at Acterra), and I did not know that your family has faced the challenges of living with a special needs child. Since my 8-year old grandson is also severely autistic, I see the challenges that my son and his wife go through, and I have a sense of the difficulties that have been part of your family life. I am SO sorry that it has ended this way and that we as a society failed to provide your loved ones with the care and support that they needed. We are all diminished by their loss, and it must be weighing heavily upon you at this time.
Nuestra amada virgen te da ahora el consuelo que no sentiste y JEsus el perdon que necesitas. Fue una vida dura lo sabemos a quienes nos toca pero somos escogidos y bendecidos con la gracia de tener seres especiales a quienes tenemos que dar no solo lo mejor de nosotros sino descubrir lo que ni aun sabemos que tenemos para dar...
I walk in your shoes
Your devotion to George made you a guardian angel
Heaven will welcome you both...
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Elizabeth and George. I am the parent of a son with autism and I know what an extraordinary experience it is to raise a child with special needs. I am so very sorry for this enormous loss and will hold everyone close in thought.
As a former Foothill Park ranger, as a father of children with mental health issues, and as one who has personally experienced a "nervous breakdown", I can understand a little, but words are difficult to find. Right now, I am working with Assemblyperson Jim Beall on housing issues, and I will be praying for your family.
Your story, your life and all you did will never be forgotten. As having a son with Autism I understand the everyday life we must live and all the emotional burdens and decisions that come along with it. I hope through people reading your story more resources and awareness will be brought for other families who live this reality everyday without people knowing about it.
May your soul forever rest in peace.
My heart goes out to your family. I have a child with special needs and understand the difficulties. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and may your loved ones now rest in peace.