A fitting place for a memorial

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  1. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Six months ago, a niece of my wife passed away unexpectedly at age 47. She and her SO lived in AZ in a small town south of Phoenix. We were all shaken up by her passing and held a small family gathering at our home a couple of weeks later. We decided then to meet in Sedona, AZ to spread her ashes among the beautiful red rock hills that surround the city.


    We rented a beautiful home in Sedona through VRBO and a few of us met there on Saturday afternoon for the weekend. Lisa was a lady who loved the outdoors, loved Sedona and loved hiking the many trails in and around the city. The home we rented was just two short blocks from the start of a trail that led up into the hills. We were all pretty sure we could find a nice place for her to spend eternity, and find it we did. We hiked up there Saturday evening and again on Sunday to spread her ashes, and again on Monday before we all departed for a last goodbye.


    Here are some photos of what that area looks like.


    The first two are part of the view from the home we rented.

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    A few other shots from around the area.

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    The group who gathered for Lisa. Her Significant Other, my wife, Lisa's brother and his wife.

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    It was an emotional weekend with lots of time for each of us to share stories about fun we had with Lisa. She will be missed.
     
  2. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Sedona is a beautiful area. We used to spend time out there every year for a few days while my parents were alive. Your pix are nice. Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    We spent a week in Sedona a few years ago. Absolutely beautiful area.
     
  4. Southern Cross

    Southern Cross Member

    51
    Jul 29, 2013
    Alexandria, VA
    2005 320DA
    Twin 350 MPI, V Drives
    Sorry for your loss. Sedona is beautiful and a fitting place to memorialize a loved one who had a passion for nature and the outdoors.
     
  5. War Eagle

    War Eagle Member

    108
    Aug 22, 2015
    Guntersville Alabama
    1987 SR 270 Amberjack ... "Seabiscuit"
    Twin Merc I/O's 4 cyl 150 hp (PIA's) Alphas
    Re power in process!
    Condolences to the family - a life ended way too soon. One of my favorite places. For those with any doubts - just catch a sunrise at Red Rock - no way it's by accident!
     
  6. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Thanks for all the comments and good wishes.

    War Eagle, I agree 1000%
     
  7. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Hey Mike, very sorry for your families loss.
    I'll echo what everyone else has already said.
    The wife and I have been up to Sedona about 5 times over the years and it is truly breathtaking.
    It's beautiful all day long up there, but sunrises and sunsets just about make the colors glow.
     
  8. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Mike, very sorry for your loss... Sedona looks beautiful, I have never been.
     
  9. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp ea., 9.9 hp Mercury
    So sorry for your loss Mike. Way to young. I have never been there either but your pictures sure make me want to go.
     
  10. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Mike, So sorry for you and the family. What an awesome memorial.

    MM
     
  11. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Thanks all for your comments. Tina is a very emotional person and the past few days has been tough on her.
     

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