When lacy fern-like foliage
Our yearn for Spring assuages,
When sprouting slender sturdy stems
Grow rows of pink hearts to adorn them
And create sweet nectar bounteously
For bird and butterfly and bee,
Then spring memorializes you anew
Like bright dawn sparkling
On tears of dew.
My love to you,
My dear Thea - thank you for all the joy and friendship you shared with our family, both on the trail, and over a dinner table. Your next adventure is a mystery to us, but I have a feeling that when you arrived you said "hmmmm - this is pretty close to what I thought I might be". See you in the stars again someday. Robert, Sue, and Tyler Joki
dear bob and family,
thea remains part of our world whenever we look at a flower, feel the breeze or look up at the stars. we send love on the snow flakes in duluth
john and pat thomas
So glad to hear a date has been set for Thea's memorial and the spring is just right , rain or shine. What a talented artist and "home body" Thea was. I'll never forget her coming to writing circles, listening intently and sometimes softly going off to sleep! Fun! Her pride in her Swedish heritage was great in Finn country, too. All good wishes to all the family, especially Bob, in this season of grieving. Susan Holway
I have kept one of Thea's cards for more than a decade. I'm going to frame it in her memory and think of her every time I see it. She was a wonderful artist and a good soul who made the world a better place. May perpetual light shine on her.
Thea was an attentive,sensitive listener as well as a beautiful poet and artist. I will miss her.
Thea was an attentive, compassion listener and a beautiful, sensitive poet as well as artist. I'll miss her.
We are thinking of the beautiful, strong, lively Thea and of you, Bob, walking alone now into those wet Grays River woods. Peace, brother. ML &
I was honored to meet her. I am very sorry for her passing. Keep the faith.
Dear Bob, I knew Thea for only a brief tome, but I think I know your loss. Keep on truckin'.
Dear Mr. Pyle, Every time I read one of your essays or books, I wished I could meet the Mrs. But that wasn't to be. I'm so sorry for your loss.
What a lovely article. The description of her matches perfectly the person I remember as a childhood friend. I remember going to camp with her one summer where we built detailed, artistic miniature rafts of moss, twigs, flowers - complete with buildings and landscapes - and then floated them downriver together. I also remember her as a kind, thoughtful and lovely person. My brother, Mac MacEwan, and my cousin, Scot MacEwan, also remember Thea fondly from our shared family holidays as we were growing up. We would very much like to extend our best wishes to her family. (And we wonder how Anne is doing.)
Dear Bob - I was so sorry to hear of Thea's passing. I never met her, but she must have been quite a lady. My best to you and yours.
She was a good person. I will miss her.
She helped me a great deal on the Willapa Hills botany project.
Phil and I were saddened to read of Thea's passing. She was an amazingly genuine person. Her smile and quiet joy are my strongest memories of her.
Her "whole dear self" will indeed be missed.
You are in our thoughts and we hope to see you on April 26th.
Phil and Molly Cook
Dear Bob, I wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. I met you a few years ago on the road near your house at the time of the Grays River Covered Bridge Parade. The again at the Books store in Ilwaco for a book signing. I lived at the time in Bosky Dell where Stan Jewetts home was. Thea also liked the Mason Bee Box she bought from us at the Islands Farm Market. I enjoyed her and you very much. I have "Sky Time" and love it.
thank you for sharing your lives with me. Sincerely, Jane Richardson, Depoe Bay, Or.