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March 03, 2013
God speed. A wondeful Lady.

Larry D.
March 02, 2013
Dear Grandma,
It's still very hard to believe you are gone. The greatest reward in my life is knowing you. I just loved to sit and talk with you about anything, no matter how trivial. I will miss those Saturday phone calls the most.
I can never forget spending the night at your house talking about the ducks that used to chase you as a child. I can see you fixing us a glass of your wonderful iced tea and welcoming us into your living room.
You cooked for me and cleaned up after my messes without a thought of a thank you. You laughed with me when I was happy and hugged me so warmly when I was sad.
I love you and cherish you with all my heart. I see you in the sunshine and I feel your presence in every warm breeze.
You are my Grandma. Thank you for all your kindness and smiles. Thank you for the funny stories and the food you cooked. I love you so much and I will see you again someday.
Your Granddaughter,
February 28, 2013
Michelle Amescua
February 28, 2013
I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother, sweet grandmother. Aunt Irene was a sure smile, a big hug, and most definitely good food. These are some of my fondest memories of Aunt Irene. I'm so grateful for the quilt that she made me years ago. I feel like Aunt Irene has left me with the warmth of her hug. Thank you Aunt Irene. Rest In Peace. My deepest heart felt sympathy. Love you all, Michelle Amescua
February 28, 2013
I think I was spoiled growing up with such good Grandparents. So many kids grow up today without a close relationship to their Grandparents. I was fortunate to have 4 good Grandparents, I spent a lot of time with each of them and learned a lot from them. My parents both worked, so I always spent the summertime with my Grandparents and I always looked forward to it. I grew up in a time where we did not have computers or 300 T.V. stations to choose from. We had to find other ways to keep ourselves entertained. My Grandmother was a wizard at that. We would play in the sprinkler together, she would read to us and tell us stories, she would make up games for us to play, she would play records for us and we would sing, she taught me to play many card games, she taught me gardening and cooking, we would plant, grow, and cook together the vegetables we had grown. She was the best cook in the whole world. We went on vacations together and I don't ever remember being bored. She would always take the time to explain things to us and answer any questions we may have had. She always seemed to care and understand our problems. Whenever we didn't get what we wanted from our parents, we could always appeal to Grandma, and she would always make things right somehow or another. Its funny how fresh, hot peanut butter cookies can make a kid forget his problems. I think she was born to play this role in my life. I will always cherish my memories with her and the impact she has made on my life. Rest In Peace Grandma. I will see you again someday in Heaven. I am glad you are no longer in pain.
February 27, 2013
Janice, wishing you and all your family my deepest condolences. Your in my prayers.
February 26, 2013
My mother was a fabulous cook. She loved to have people over for “Sunday dinner” type get togethers, even if it wasn't on Sunday. She had so many signature dishes such as: Irene Minten's Famous Peanut Butter Cookies, chocolate mayonnaise cake, butterscotch brownie pie, Mom's Tater Salad and her “the best squash casserole you've ever tasted”. She had an endless supply of recipes and her favorite saying back before she became ill was…”wonder how this new recipe I found would taste…we'll have to try it.” She had a way of getting kids to eat their vegetables because she'd jazz them up so you couldn't resist. You never got away from my mother's house without having a bite to eat. She'd make sure of that. God help you if you weren't even hungry; you'd have to at least have a taste. She would put on the most elaborate meals with at least two meats and four or five vegetables and two or three starches and bread and rolls and multiple desserts. That's how mama cooked for everyone. She loved her family and friends very much and arranged get togethers from as far back as I can remember.

She was still a country girl at heart spending lots of time down on the family farms and ranches. She loved to make quilts, and fancy pillows and arts and crafts including pretty dressed up dolls and stuffed toys for the kiddos. She was the quintessential Grandma who loved those babies like nobody else could.

She will be missed. Thank you for your kind condolences. We love you; and she loved you.
February 25, 2013
We miss you, Grandma. You will be in our hearts forever.
February 24, 2013
To Ms. Minten and Family,

My heartfelt condolences for your loss.

Teresa Isnardi
(NVC Fall 2012)

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