|By Weeden Rockwell Nichols (Weeden_nichols) on Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:44 pm: Edit|
I did not know Betty, but I have great respect and admiration for Pat. For that reason I wish to provide my condolences to Pat, along with my wish that he may be consoled in his grief.
|By Patrick V. Garland (Pgarland6) on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:12 am: Edit|
Thanks to both Carls and to those who have called and/or sent cards of sympathy!
|By Carl A. Bandy (Carl_bandy) on Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 03:53 pm: Edit|
My condolences to you Pat, and your family. Cancer knows no bounds and someday hopefully, it will be eradicated. God Bless her and all of you. Carl
|By Carl Craig - Forum Moderator (Ccraig) on Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:04 am: Edit|
14 September 2014, 10 AM. I just received a message from Patrick Garland that his beloved wife passed away early this morning. His message is appended, in his own words.
"Hi All: Around 3am this morning I lost my best friend and wife of 47 years when Betty passed away. She requested cremation and burial in her family cemetery in Todd County, KY and I will honor her wishes. She wanted no funeral service nor flowers, so we will have a Celebration of her Life at a family gathering sometime in the not too distant future. I will take her cremains to Kentucky as soon as I can make those arrangements. This has been a traumatic couple of weeks so please allow me time to adjust.
I may add that Betty knew this was coming so we called each of our daughters and a nephew yesterday to prepare for her burial and to say her “Goodbyes.” I take comfort in knowing that she was a good person and has been taken to a well deserved heavenly home! Pat Garland "
Condolences may be sent to Patrick at the address listed on Page 26 of the 2014 Gold Book. Ms. Betty fought a long battle with cancer. May she forever rest in peace. Carl Craig - Forum Moderator