To the editor:
It has taken me five months to write this. On April 3, 2012 we lost a great man, our dad, a husband, a papa, a brother, an uncle, and a son as well as a friend to all.
My dad had many loves, his grandkids topped it all then coffee, then his wife and kids. A lot of you knew him because of his love for his family and coffee.
I wanted to thank a wonderful community family and friends for the love and support in our time of hurt over the loss of this great man.
Thank you to the emergency response team, ER at TMH, Mike Edwards for trying to be comforting that night and very caring. John, Jenny, Aunt Sally, Uncle Ron, Uncle Tim and Kamisha for comforting us that night just by being there after we interrupted all your sleep.
Thank you to our extended family for helping keep my mom from losing it. Thank you Neita, Missy, Marge, Neil McCandless, Bev Counts and many other friends, neighbors and family that brought us all the food to help keep our minds off of the trouble of feeding us all.
Thank you Sunset for the food donation fundraiser. Thank you to my friends and family of Sandrock for all your support and love.
Cherie, Melissa, Cheryl, Cory, Aunt Sally again and Brenda Hand for taking a whole day out of your fundraiser, as well as Ericca H. and Deanna R. for donating the time to donate a dish for it.
Bonnie D., Aunt Doris, Kimmie and anyone else who donated you all are awesome.
I want to Thank you all individually for it all but there are so many and we are all grateful and love you all.
In memory of Pete Madson a.k.a Papa Pete.
Connie Madson, Jessie, Ricky and kids, Jeanie, Patrick and boys, Earl, Jauneth and kids