Thank you everyone for sharing your great memories, kind words and prayers. We're blessed to think back on wonderful times with Dad from his teaching us to ride mini-bikes & then motorcycles to sharing his vast love of learning. You never knew what Dad would share next from oceanography, astronomy, geology, exceptional business practices, the latest inventions or research breakthroughs, what he learned as he & Pat traveled in the RV, or observations of the birds migrating through his own back yard. Along with his love of learning, Dad instilled his very strong work ethic in all of us. Both have served us all well.
Dad took me on an amazing, adventurous motorcycle trip half-way across the country when I was 15. Then a few years ago, we met in Oklahoma where he was born & raised. He shared our family history & stories like only Dad could. Laughed until my sides ached. These are some of the priceless, treasured times. Dad, You gave us so many sweet memories to cherish. Thank you. You will always be in our hearts & you will be a part of all I do. I love you, Dad! ~Belinda aka “Sis.” We love you Grandpa! ~Andrea, Melissa & Josh