Where Strangers Become Friends

PRAYER UPDATE #648

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GORDON PARTRIDGE JUL. 23/14

I would like to thank all my friends and a lot from PEM who had me in their thoughts and prayers this last two weeks. I have come through the surgery and am on the road to recovery. It is nice to know you have a lot of people pulling for you. Thanks for your emails, cards and your kind remarks. Gord
Gordon & Cynthia Partridge Email:
partridges@telus.net

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MARC & NANCY TILLSON JUL. 25/14

Thank you so much for all of the concern our great friends have shown us.  Marc & I are fine.  The town survived.  The fire went pass us, but it hit Alta Lake really bad.  Kit and John's house is fine.  Nellie & George, Clark & Debbie lost their homes.   Nellie and George are staying in Chelan in a Condo, Clark and Debbi are in their full time home close to Everett.   No one was injured.  That's the  great part.  No one really knows what they are going to do at this time. Thank you so much for the great friends we have at El Mirage.  We appreciate all of the prayers and good thoughts you've been sending our way. We love you all and couldn't do without you. Thank you all and we'll see you all in El Mirage in October. Marc and Nancy
Marc & Nancy Tillson Email:
nanmartill@Yahoo.com

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Friendship is like a book!
It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write!

PRAYER UPDATE #647


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GEORGE SCHENFELD JUL. 21, 2014

George passed away Sat. July 19th from a heart attack at the Boswell Hospital in his 84 year. He has been at PEM for several years. He and his wife resided at #123. There will be a Memorial Service in Colorado at a later date. Fran is at site #123 now but will be going back to Colorado soon. Their son George Jr. will relay any messages to Fran and family.
George Schenfeld Jr. Email:
gschenfeldjr1@aol.com

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FLORIAN VEZINA JUL. 21, 2014

Florian was in the hospital for 10 days but he his home now (site 134).
Florian & Donna would like to thank everyone for all his get-well wishes, etc. They appreciated all the help and concern and prayers. Florian is steadily improving each day and feeling as well as can be expected. Their email is still not working. Their home phone number is 623-977-2469 and they also monitor facebook.

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GEORGE & NELLIE WEBER JUL. 21, 2014

Eastern Washington has had raging fires particularly around homes (Pateros, WA.) of Mark and Nancy Tillson and Kit and John Malone both PEM residents. Their homes have so far escaped damage but close friends and former PEM folks (moved to Sun City) and they come to our PEM dances and Jams named George and Nellie Weber had their home and many other homes on their street taken out by the fire. Please share this with our folks because they have lots of PEM friends and could use our prayers and support. Cell ph. 206-295-0994.
Sent in by Ernie/Ann Ghezzi.
George & Nellie Weber Email:
nelgeo@q.com

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I've seen better days,
But I've also seen worse!
I don't have everything that I want,
But I do have all I need!
I woke up with some aches and pains,
But I woke up!
My life may not be perfect,
But I am blessed!

PRAYER UPDATE #646


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FLORIAN VEZINA JUL.16/14

A month ago on June 6 to June 10, Florian was in the hospital and diagnosed with a heart condition and was sent home with Nitrostat pills to take up to 3 a day. On Thursday July 10th he was having chest pains and that night took 9 of those pills trying to relieve his chest pains. On Fri. (next day) his chest and arm pains were not any better, so at approx. 6pm Donna took him to the Del Web Hospital and they found that he had a heart attack. They did all kinds of testing over Sat. and on Sunday and put in 3 stents (70 – 90% blockage). They kept him in Intensive Care till Wednesday July 16th. They are still monitoring him for his ‘cretin’ which is too high and also has given him 3 blood transfusions, etc for his ‘hemoglobin’. He is now in room #403D and can receive visitors. Donna is there most of the time. You can phone his room at 623-524-8879 and home number for Donna at night is 623-977-2469. Their email is not working. Donna & Florian.

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Accept the things you cannot change!
And change what you cannot accept!

PRAYER UPDATE #645


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GORD PARTRIDGE JUL. 9/14

Thanks everyone for all your thoughtful e-mails wishing Gord well during his surgery.  He came through it alright but we aren't quite out of the woods yet.  We have to come back to Vancouver in four to six weeks for another procedure to finish off the graft.  It is quite a serious procedure and your continued thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.  Don't know yet when we will back home - hopefully by the first of next week. Cynthia
Gordon & Cynthia Partridge Email:
partridges@telus.net

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WAYNE HOLLER JUL. 9/14

Wayne’s surgery went well and he is now home and taking physical therapy. He still has some pain but other than that is doing good. Thanks for all your prayers.
Wayne & Barbara Holler Email:
wayneandbarbara@aol.com

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When GOD solves your problems,
You have faith in HIS abilities!
When GOD doesn't solve your problems,
HE has faith in your abilities!

PRAYER UPDATE #644


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LARRY MEAKER JUN. 29/14

Larry is scheduled for hip replacement at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington VT on July 15th. His hip has been getting progressively worse all spring and summer. He is hoping to get a few rounds of golf in before the summer is over. Gayle Meaker
Larry & Gayle Meaker Email:
gayle2arthur@localnet.com

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JERRY WEYENETH JUL. 1/14

Hi Everyone, Well we finely got back into the cancer doctor today. Jerry has a large tumor in his right lobe of his liver and a very small tumor in the left lobe.  Since the tumor is so big they can’t give chemo or radiation.  He will have surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit hopefully within the next ten days.  First, he will need another colonoscopy, since this is colon cancer which has moved to the liver. We are grateful that the cancer is contained to the liver.  This is an answer to prayer.  Jerry is feeling good and having no discomfort at all. Another answer to prayer!  Thank You Everyone, for your prayers on his behalf.  He will have, half his liver removed but the doctor tells us you can live very well with half a liver.  I will keep you posted. Thanks All, Marylin
Jerry & Marylin Weyeneth Email:
mwey@netzero.com

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WORRYING
Does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES!
It takes away today’s PEACE!

PRAYER UPDATE #643


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WAYNE HOLLER JUN. 28/14

Wayne is scheduled to have a hip replacement at the Boswell Hospital on Monday, Jun. 30th. He will be in the hospital 3 or 4 days after surgery. They reside at site #75 on 1st Street. Res. Ph. 623-583-3736
Wayne & Barbara Holler Email:
wayneandbarbara@aol.com

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The Pessimist complains about the wind!
The Optimist expects it to change!
The realist adjusts the sails!

PRAYER UPDATE #642


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LANCE WEYENETH JUN. 25/14

Hello Everyone,  Yah!!! Lance has completed his radiation.  He finished yesterday.  His is feeling a little tired but good.  Thanks for all the prayers!!!! They sure helped.  He will know the out-come in September when he has another MRI.  I guess the radiation continues to work in the body.  So we will know if the tumor was killed then.  We are looking for a positive result. Thanks again for all the prayers. Jerry has an appointment July 1.  It is hard to get into good doctors.  They are very busy. He will know then  what direction he will  go medically.  He is feeling good. Marylin
Marylin & Jerry Weyeneth Email:
mwey@netzero.com

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The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves!

PRAYER UPDATE #641


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GORDON PARTRIDGE JUN. 22/14

Gord, who has wintered in PEM for a number of years, is scheduled for Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm surgery on July 8th at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.  This is a very risky surgery and we would appreciate your thoughts and prayers at this time. Cynthia & Gord.
Gordon & Cynthia Partridge Email:
partridges@telus.net

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GENE KLOPFER JUN. 22/14

Just wanted you to know Gene came home June 19th, 6 months to the day that he went into the hospitals and trauma of trying to save them amputating his leg. We flew home to Washington April 10th, and been busy with the fitting of the prosthetic leg, re-arranging the house and building a ramp. He is out of home care! All the prayers and concerns and cards plus God being in charge have made it possible for more time together.  Thank you all, who have also given Me strength to make it happen. Ethel and Gene, #329.
Gene & Ethel Klopfer Email:
gandgklopfer@yahoo.com

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HEBERT VEZINA JUN. 22/14

Just wanted to let you know that Florian's brother Hubert who is 1 1/2 years younger than him passed away his morning.  He was in Toronto & had pancreatic cancer.  He was diagnosed 2 months ago.  Very sad for our family. Donna & Florian.
Florian & Donna Vezina Email:
donna.vezina@yahoo.com

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When thinking about life remember this:
No amount of guilt can solve the past!
And no amount of anxiety can change the future!

PRAYER UPDATE #640


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GARY FLEMING JUN. 20/14

Gary was put in a screening program by his new doctor are year or so ago. Because he was a smoker they screen his lung and as long as there's nothing there they screen it once a year. He had a small spot there. And now it has increased to 1 cm. Gary had a lung biopsy two weeks ago and the results have come back malignant. We went to see the thoracic surgeon yesterday. Gary will have to have the upper lobe of the left lung removed. Because this tumor is so small this is the best bet for non recurrence. Garry has to have MRI, pet scan and breathing test to rule out any other cancer and if there is none then they will remove upper lobe of his left lung. He is already scheduled for his pet scan on Monday and is meeting with his surgeon on Thursday. I will try to keep you updated. We would love your encouragement and prayers! Sharon Phone: 519-941-5740
Gary & Sharon Fleming Email:
garryandsharon.fleming@bell.net

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Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it!
If it is unstable, improve it!
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help!

PRAYER UPDATE #639


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BEN BOEHM JUN. 13/14

Here is a little update on my body. I am doing better but still have some fluid on my lungs and still very weak but getting better each day. I thank all of you for the prayers but still need a lot more. The water is leaving real slow from my body but that is what the doctors want,  Have a doctor app. with the heart  doc. next week hope I can do a little more with my hands and arms. Thank you all for the prayers. Ben & Bertha Boehm Email: benbertha1@yahoo.com

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JACK INMAN JUN. 17/14

Received word today from Sandy Hixson that she just learned of Jack Inman's passing on Easter Sunday. Jack lived in PEM for several yrs. before moving to Oregon to be near family. He was an avid golfer with the men's organization. Thanks, Doris
Sent in by Doris Honey:
eaglerv@aol.com

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Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people!
A heart that forgives the worst!
A mind that forgets the bad!
And a soul that never loses faith in God!

PRAYER UPDATE #638


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JERRY WEYENETH JUN. 10/14

Hi Friends,    Again we are coming to you for a prayer request.  This time for Jerry.  He was told on Thursday he has liver cancer.  We meet with the doctor today to find what kind of chemo he will need.  Many of you have been through this as well and understand  .We are so thankful for the support of family and friends.  It is amazing .  We have felt your prayers and love.  Marylin and Jerry
Jerry & Marylin Weyeneth Email:
mwey@netzero.com

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Never look down on anybody, unless you're helping them up!

PRAYER UPDATE #637

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BEN BOEHM JUN. 5/14

I want to thank you for all the prayers that all of you sent. I am out of the hospital for now but still need all the prayers, I have a long way to recovery. They found that I had a bleeding ulcer and they fixed it hopefully all is going to get better. I am still weak and have too take it easy. Will let every body know more In a couple of weeks and again thanks for all the prayers. Ben Ben & Bertha Boehm Email: benbertha1@yahoo.com

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LANCE WEYENETH JUN. 7/14

Lance is through week 4 of radiation.  He is doing well, no problems. Thanks for the prayers. Marylin Marylin & Jerry Weyeneth Email: mwey1227@gmail.com

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Every path has a few puddles!

PRAYER UPDATE #636

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BEN BOEHM JUN. 4/14

I brought Ben Home from the hospital on 5-28 after his open heart surgery on 5-22 He started to get very week and labored breathing on Sat. morning 5-31. He had blood in his stool so I called 911 and he was taken back to the hospital. He had lost half of his blood. They gave him 4 units of blood. He is in the critical care unit, they have to find out where he is bleeding. I will try to keep everyone updated through Dee Alvard. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you all. Bertha
PS: They put a scope down Ben's throat & found Ulcers, one was bleeding, they fixed it. Hopefully it is taken care of now.
Send to Dee Avard Email:
alvardjd@gmail.com

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WISHING YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART...
PEACE IN YOUR SOUL..
AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE.....
ALWAYS...

PRAYER UPDATE #635

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RON GEORGE MAY 30/14

Ronald Lee George, 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday May24, 2014 in Grand Blanc, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 7, 1035, to parents Lloyd and Erma (McDowell) George. Mr George was an executive with General Motors for many years. Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing guitar and singing with his band. He especially loved spending time with his family. Ronald is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn (Stinson) George; children, Cyndi George Densmore, Kim Salk-Rossbach, Scott (Lori) George and Tammi (Ed Kupper) Hayward; grandchildren, Lauren and Elizabeth Densmore, Christopher Salk, Megan Rossbach, Nicole, Daniel and Brandon George, Joshua and Jordan Hayward. Memorial contributions may be made to the Halsey United Methodist Church, Grand Blanc. A celebration of life was held Tuesday May 27, 2014 at the Halsey United Methodist Church, Grand Blanc. Cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com 810-664-8111.
Sent in by Dale Anderson (#367:
daleandshirley4216@gmail.com


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DICK MILLER MAY 30/14

Dick Miller (#634) passed on May 25. He had severely injured his head in a fall in the park.
Sent in by Dale Anderson (#367): daleandshirley4216@gmail.com
Mary Miller Email:
dkmymiller@juno.com


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WAYNE RENFREW MAY 30/14

Wayne pasted away on May 29. His memorial will be June 17th at 11:00 am with a light lunch to follow. The church is: Sun City West Christian Church in Sun City West. Fran's address is: 13160 W. Nogales Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Sent in by Pat Weaver: pjgolfweaver@gmail.com
Fran Renfrew Email:
wandfrenfrow@cox.net


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JIM DENNING MAY 31/14

Jim Denning passed away on May 26, 2014 in Rogers, Arkansas. He had been in ICU for over 70 days with pneumonia and other complications. He lived in El Mirage for 15 years from 1991 to 2007 and loved working in the wood shop and enjoyed visiting with everyone that he could drum up a conversation with. Betty
Betty Denning Email:
denning_jb@yahoo.com

JOHN BURIAN MAY 31/14

John came home May 30 and is doing well....has to continue therapy at a facility. Nancy
John & Nancy Burian Email:
johnancee@q.com


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Everything will be all right in the end...
if it's not all right...
then it's not yet the end!

PRAYER UPDATE #634

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LARRIE BARR MAY 27/14

Please Pray for Larrie Barr as he tragically lost his Son(Paul) on Memorial Day. His daughter Kim & family could also use prayer. Larrie and Marilyn were part of the PEM community for many years. Thank You, sent in by Marylin Weyeneth mwey@netzero.com
Larrie Barr Email:
lmb4088@yahoo.com

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 Never look down on anybody, unless you're helping them up!

PRAYER UPDATE #633


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LANCE WEYENETH MAY 23/14

Hi Everyone,  Lance is through with No. 2 week of treatment.   He is doing good.   Keep the prayers going.  Marylin
Marylin & Jerry Weyeneth Email:
Mwey1227@gmail.com

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JOHN JARVIS MAY 2314

Hi everybody, A short note to let you know that we went to Ontario last week to visit family and on our way back we stopped overnight to see John and Ada in Calgary. We were pleasantly surprised to see John doing so well after his illness last winter. He has put on about 15 lbs. of the over 30 lbs. he lost during his stay in the hospital and I'm sure we can give thanks to Ada's good cooking. John is still doing physio and exercises every day and he is able to walk without assistance of a cane or walker. He continues to have his oxygen by nasal prongs and has a 50 foot hose attachments so he gets everywhere he wants to go in the house & patio outside. Ada says he tolerated a trip to Saskatchewan very well a few weeks ago to visit friends. John says  'Thank you for all the prayers and get well wishes.' He says he had so many prayers that there  is still  a  'stack  of them'  that he can get to..... His sense of humor is still very good.
Cheers to everybody ,From Fern at
fernric@telus.net
John & Ada Jarvis/Sawchuk Email:
jarvijo@telus.net

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WAYNE RENFREW MAY 25/14

Wayne was diagnosed on Friday, May 16 with Very Aggressive non-operable Brain Cancer and was moved to Serenity House Hospice in Sun City West on Friday May 23.  Wayne was an Usher in our Church and Fran a member of the choir for several years.  They resided at Site #350 and then on Bourbon Street Site #1240 before making their permanent home in Corte Bella in Sun City West.  Fran's address is: 13160 W Nogales Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375 and her e-mail is: wandfrenfrow@cox.net

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"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

PRAYER UPDATE #632


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MARY NIBLACK MAY 18/14

Mary Jean Niblack (long time resident of PEM), 79, a 55 year resident of Lapeer (formerly of Dryden) died Friday May 16, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 7, 1934 in Dryden to parents Jack & Leola (Hall) Bohlman. Mary graduated from Dryden High School, class of 1952. She married Richard Niblack on November 7, 1953 in Dryden. Mary was the deputy clerk of Mayfield Township for over fifteen years. Above all, Mary adored raising her children and enjoying her grandchildren. Mary always stayed active, including membership in the Red Hat Group, Better Breathers Club, El Mirage and the Flint Lawn Bowling Club. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, golf and traveling. She is survived by her children: John (Cindi) Niblack of Lapeer, Julie Hotchkiss of Lapeer and Janet Mann of Lapeer; five grandchildren: Josh Niblack, Emily Niblack, Travis Mann, Elichia (Steve) Flores and Eric (fiancé, Hannah Middleton) Mann; two great grandchildren: Ella & Ezra; best friend and companion, Jerry King of Lapeer; sister, Donna Lou Haynes of Dryden; sister-in-law, June Seidell of Dryden. Mary is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Niblack in 1998; son-in-law, Donnie Hotchkiss; mother & father in-law, Harold & Nellie Niblack, and her parents. Visitation will be 4-8PM Monday, May 19, 2014 and 10-2pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. After visitation, the Niblack family is inviting everyone to come celebrate Mary's life at the Polar Palace Mezzanine from 4-10PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014. 
Sent in by Ron Gilmore Email:
retiredron@aol.com

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BEN BOEHM MAY 19/14

Hi, I need all the prayers from you all cause I am going in for a 2 way bypass and a valve replacement and a repair of another valve and the flapper in my heart to be repaired this will all be done on Thursday  morning so I'll be off for a while thanks for all the prayers. Ben
Ben & Bertha Boehm Email:
benbertha1@yahoo.com

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JAN LANDAVAZO MAY 19/14

Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm doing very well!!  Was released from the Doctor 5 days after surgery.  The lymph nodes were clear. Hallelujah!!   We are leaving for Calif. Wed. and  back in 10 days for dental appointments and then on for the summer.  Thanks to everyone for all the prayers, cards, calls and E-mails. Jan.
Jan & Ted Landavazo Email:
thewitchofelm@aol.com

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"God, our Father, walk through my house,
And take away all my worries and illnesses,
And please watch over and heal my family and friends,
In Jesus Name, Amen."

PRAYER UPDATE #631


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JOHN BURIAN MAY 13/14

It went well and he is out of the hospital, but at a surgery rehab center......he has had to build up his strength before he will come home......it is a very nice facility,but, of course, he would rather be home.......Kikko and I get lonely, although we visit.

MAY 14/14

John is at a therapy rehab neAr Del Webb.  Hospital .....he is doing well.  Gets his stitches out next week,  they think they will have to keep him until June 6.... To build up his strength and stamina....as you might guess, he would rather be home, but knows it is important to be stronger...thanks for all your kind thoughts. Nance
John & Nance Burian Email:
johnancee@q.com

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LANCE WEYENETH MAY 14/14

Hi everyone,   Just a note to let you know that Lance (son) started his radiation treatment yesterday,  He will have 7 weeks of radiation.  Hopefully it will be successful.  Please make note my new e mail address. Marylin
Marylin & Jerry Weyeneth Email:
Mwey1227@gmail.com

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BOBBI PANKNIN MAY 14/14

Bobbi Panknin who lived in the park for 19 years passed away on Monday Morning  May 12,2014.  She had lived in site # 80.   Her funeral will be in Chicago on Saturday.  She had 4 sons and 6 grandchildren, and 5 sisters.  Information was provided to me by her granddaughter Sandra Panknin  who's address is 9072 Tolford Ave.  LasVegas, Nv. 89148   Her telephone # is 312.659.1000.    I am sure a lot of friends of Bobbi's would like this information.  We called her the enerigerizer bunny, and will be missed.  Norma
Sent in by Norma Scott, email:
nscott1525@yahoo.com

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Even though you can't see Him,
GOD is there for you!

PRAYER UPDATE #630


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NADINE LYNCH MAY 8/14

Nadine Lynch is recouperating after a complete shoulder replacement surgery.  The doctor said it would take at least six months to a year to get over this.  Right now she is in a terrific amount of pain.  Please pray for her.  Thank you 816-436-2510 - 816-877-6736.
Nadine & Bob Lynch Email:
mnl5031@yahoo.com

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JAN LANDAVAZO MAY 9/14

Just wanted to let everyone know that my mastectomy surgery went well.  Went in Wed. 5/7 had the surgery and was out the next am.  Later that afternoon I went shopping.. I will not go into details here. I'm sure everyone will hear about it sooner or later. Just a little suspense.  Thanks for all the calls and cards. Love you all.  Jan. 
Jan & Ted Landavazo Email:
Thewitchofelm@aol.com 

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"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.
It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections."

PRAYER UPDATE #629


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MARYLIN & JERRY WEYENETH’S SON MAY 2/14

Hi everyone.  Just an update to let you know that our son will be having 6 weeks of radiation to try to kill the tumor in his brain. Keep the prayers going.  Lot #666
Marylin & Jerry Weyeneth Email:
mwey@netzero.net

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JOHN BURIAN MAY 6/14

John had spinal surgery this AM.  And is doing well......he probably will be in the hospital until Fri.    The Dr said it went well.....He is at Boswell as we are still in El Mirage.........thanks,Nance
John & Nance Burian Email:
johnancee@q.com

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TROY RAY MAY 7/14

Troy is doing great after his back surgery on April 22.  He started physical therapy Monday and got his stitches out today (Wednesday). There's a light at the end of the tunnel!  Thanks to all for the prayers, visits, phone calls, and emails. Carol.
Troy & Carol Ray Email:
caroltroyray@gmail.com

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'Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps,
If you are not willing to move your Feet!'

PRAYER UPDATE #628


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ED STIVERS APR. 25/14

I want to let you know that former PEM resident Ed Stivers passed away peacefully on April 21, just a few weeks away from his 90th birthday. He is survived by his half-sister, Mary Bishop-Perret, daughter, Kathy Arellano and her husband Bob, his son, Mark Stivers, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He leaves behind many friends, too. He and his late wife, Em, enjoyed several years at Pueblo, where Ed taught lawn bowling, was an avid golfer, and loved to dance with all the gals at the Jam ol' Oprey. After Em's death in 2009, Ed moved to the Los Angeles area to Aegis of Granada Hills (an assisted living community) and was able to spend quite a bit of time with his daughter and her husband (Kathy and Bob Arellano), his son, Mark Stivers, and his grandchildren, Ailene, Eric, Justin and Jeremy. While at Aegis, Ed renewed his interest in building model airplanes from balsa wood and tissue paper, catching up on episodes of Law and Order, and watching golf tournaments. He became an advocate for the diabetics at Aegis, campaigning for no-sugar-added desserts and snacks at the facility, achieving small victories along the way. He always remembered with great fondness his friends at Pueblo El Mirage and wished that he could have gone back for a visit. Sadly, his increasing health problems made that wish impossible. Kathy and Bob will plan a small memorial service at PEM in the fall (mid-late October/early November) where friends can gather for a while and trade memories. More details will become available later in the year. For more information, e-mail Kathy at kathysewsfrit@yahoo.com In peace, Kathy Arellano.

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TROY RAY APR. 25/14

Troy Ray had back surgery on Tuesday, April 22. The description of his surgery was: transforminal interbody fusion L4-L5/IS Laminoplasty with decompression L3-S1. He came home from the hospital yesterday, but he is in a lot of pain. It was a rough night last night. He's taking his pain meds as scheduled and is somewhat better today. Please keep him in your prayers. Carol 214-533-1717
Troy & Carol Ray Email:
caroltroyray@gmail.com

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The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts, The safest place to be is in someone's prayers, And the very best place to be is ........... In the hands of God!

PRAYER UPDATE #627

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DON BISHOP APR. 10, 2014

Don was admitted to Del Webb Hospital on April 8th and had surgery on the 9th of multiple blood clots in his left leg. His cardiologist said he removed 80-90% of the clots and the filter that he inserted should catch any that may not dissolve. He is well on his way to recovery.
Don & Loretta Bishop Email:
dandl1@frontiernet.net

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 The Lord , your God , who is among you,
is a great and awesome God.  
Deuteronomy 7:21

PRAYER UPDATE #626

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DICK MILLER APR. 6/14

Dick is still at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital Downtown Phoenix. Improvement very slow. Large clot in brain. Eye surgery went well  has three metal plates around eye. It has completely healed. Feeding tube in nose. Speech garbled but you do know what he is trying to say. He sings with me but voice light. Does know me but usually says my maiden name. I did know many are thinking of us. For no reason the picture on the fridge of the Old Hens just fluttered down. I took that as a sign. For now it is a watch and wait. Doctor son was here at first then week on my own and today Sun one dau is Coming for a few days. Keep those prayers coming for both of us. Thanks to all. We love you and miss you and the activities. Mary Miller. Email: dkmymiller@juno.com

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God doesn't call the qualified, 
He qualifies the called!

PRAYER UPDATE #625


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NONA & MICHAEL STEPHENS MAR. 27/14

Nona is recovering slowly from her stroke. She wants to thank everyone for the many cards and prayers. Michael has alzhiemers and is in the veterans home. He would enjoy hearing from you. His birthday is April 25th. His address is Michael Stephens, Room #227, Mo. Veterans Home, #1 Veterans Drive, Mexico, MO 65265. Thank you, Nona Stephens at #23 in PEM.

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JOHN JARVIS MAR. 28/14

Hi Guys, John was discharged from the hospital today,  we now have lots of exercise to do, walk, walk, walk, end of May will try to swing a golf club.   Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. Cheers Ada Sawchuk, 2 Scimitar Circle N.W., Calgary, AB. T3L 2C8
John Jarvis Email:
jarvijo@telus.net
Ada Sawchuk Email:
adasaw@telus.net


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ANN CUMMING MAR. 31/14

I want to thank all of you for your prayers, phone calls and cards during Bud's illness and passing.   Can't tell you how much that meant to me.   Without question, PEM folks are the very best.   I'm still hoping to get down to El Mirage for a few days before long - hope I get to see you. Thanks again.  Ann
Ann Cummings Email:
Murrayecumming@aol.com


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Do not ask the Lord to Guide your Footsteps,
If you are not willing to move your Feet!

PRAYER UPDATE #624


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DICK MILLER MAR. 22/14

Dick had a bad fall yesterday and is in the Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Phoenix and is still being accessed. He injured his head in the fall. Asking for prayers for Dick for a speedy recovery.
Mary Miller Email:
dkmymiller@juno.com

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SALLY BROWN MAR. 22/14

Sally was taken to hospital by ambulance on Wed. Mar. 19yh after a fall. She was cleaned up and released with just bruises and scrapes. She is grateful for the loving support by neighbors and friends. There are at site #330 until the end of March. Cell phone is 253-307-6337
Sally & Cal Brown Email:
silvernat@wamail.net


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GENE KLOPFER MAR. 22/14

Gene and Ethel are appreciative of all the get-well wishes, etc for Gene and support for Ethel through these long months of recovery for Gene. He is staying in a care-home nearby. Gene attended the 3rd Street block party on Wed., Mar. 19th and was overjoyed in seeing so many of his friends. Gene will get his new prosthesis leg when they go home to Washington. Please continue prayers for total healing. Their phone number is 425-330-8132 or 425-355-2573. Site #329 Gene has his computer with him so emails will get to them.
Gene & Ethel Klopfer Email:
gandgklopfer@yahoo.com

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KAY BURNS MAR. 22/14

Kay has been having troubles with her pace maker & deliberator since she got it. She returned to the hospital earlier this week with atriel fibula-ion. They shocked her heart to bring her heart-rate down from 90 beats per min. to 80 and then she was released. They are working to reduce it to normal which is 70. They are thinking of having a watchman which is an umbrella-insert placed in her heart which will keep away blood clogs. Please continue with prayers that they can solve this heart condition with Kay. She also thanks all, for past support. She is at site #198 and Kay & Joe’s phone number is 623-875-0829 no email.

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When depressing thoughts seem to get your down,
Put a smile on your face and think, you’re alive and still around!

PRAYER UPDATE #623


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DENNIS CLARKE MAR. 18/14

Pastor Dennis united with our Lord on Mon. morning Mar. 17th, St. Patricks Day. It was 7 years ago that he had his stroke and had been wheel-chair bound since then. There is funeral services being held on Fri. Mar. 21st, 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church. 12225 N 103rd Ave, Sun City, (103 & Alabama, just south of Grand). Eileen’s address is: 9611 W. Newport  Dr.  Sun City, Az  85351

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"Truly great friends are hard to find!
Difficult to leave!
And impossible to forget!"

PRAYER UPDATE #622


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DENNIS CLARKE MAR. 9/14

Pastor Dennis Clarke is currently in Boswell Hospital. Cards may be sent to: 9611 W. Newport  Dr.  Sun City, Az  85351
Sent in by Carl Conlin
profckc@cox.net

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What is most valuable,
Is not what we have in our lives, but.......
WHO we have in our lives!

PRAYER UPDATE #621


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ROBERTA SCHLICHTING MAR. 5/14

A celebration of life memorial for Roberta Schlichting will be held Saturday, March 8th at 12:30 pm in the old Rec. Hall. We will have a potluck dinner. Meat, potatoes and coffee will be provided. Bring your own table service and a dish to share. Please come and show your support to Duane and family at this time. Sent in by James Holstine: jrrmh@att.net

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AND for those who speed on the highway - a few hymns:
55 mph .................................. God Will Take Care of You
75 mph ..................................... Nearer My God To Thee
85 mph ................................ This World Is Not My Home
95 mph ...................................... Lord, I'm Coming Home
100 mph ............................................ Precious Memories

PRAYER UPDATE #620


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JOHN JARVIS MAR. 4/14

Finally better news from our friend John Jarvis who has been going through hell since Nov. 23/ 2013 in Arizona, after being attacked by a virus that put him in ICU in a coma in the hospital in Arizona for 19 days and then he was air evacuated to Calgary, AB where they live. In Alberta he was still in ICU until Jan.14th 2014 (35 days) and then he was transferred to a medical unit until Feb. 27th. Now he is in the rehab center where he will have all the treatments, physical, respiratory and occupational therapy that he needs to have for a full recovery. He is well on his way for this and we spoke to him on the phone Saturday March 1st. We were very pleased to be able to talk to him and Ron had a few jokes with him that made him laugh. I also spoke to him and he said he feels he can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Whoopi! Wishing John a speedy and complete recovery from all his friends and we all love you John. Not forgetting to give thanks to Ada for all the care and many hours she has spent helping her love to recuperate. Good job Ada and you deserve kudos. We are all cheering and praying for that full recovery that I'm sure he will get too. Keep up the good work John. Sent in by Fern, Ron & Richard Rowe fernric@telus.net and John, Ada & Jarvis Sawchuk adasaw@telus.net.

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Give me a sense of humor, Lord, Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
  And pass it on to other folks.

PRAYER UPDATE #619


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BUD CUMMING MAR. 2/14

Bud died Wed. 26th of Feb. from pneumonia and other complications in Edmonds, WA. Bud was an usher at PEM Christ Community Church for many years and his wife Ann is a choir member. Condolences can be sent to Ann at: 626 Glen Street, unit #202, Edmonds, WA 98020. Phone number is 425-775-3758. Memorial services to be held at a later date.

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GENE KLOPFER MAR. 2/14

Ethel and their Son are fixing up a ramp at their site #329. As soon as that is done, Gene will be released from the hospital. The plan is for Gene to come home this coming Wed., Mar. 5th. Continue prayers for Gene’s healing and adjustment and also for Ethel with her faithful care-giving. Phone numbers 425-330-8132 & 425-355-2573

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Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God!

PRAYER UPDATE #618


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JERRY PIERCE FEB. 16/14

Jerry was taken to Del Web Hospital Friday evening, Feb. 14th He had a stroke and was unable to talk at the time. Kay spend all night with him at the hospital while they took several tests. The next day he was able to speak again but they are still checking him out . Please pray for complete recovery. He is in room #408D. Kay’s phone number is 623.875.3839. No email.

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Joyce Loeppky & Family Feb. 16/14

Thank you so much. It means a lot to know that we are in so many people's prayers. Things going as well as expected here. Joyce (sister of Don & Gordon Hart), Elaine & Linda.
Elaine Dydra (daughter) Email:
elainedyrda@yahoo.ca

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR HYMNS?
Dentist's Hymn........................................ Crown Him with Many Crowns
Weatherman's Hymn........................There Shall Be Showers of Blessing

Contractor's Hymn................................... The Church's One Foundation
The Tailor's Hymn......................................................... .Holy, Holy, Holy
The Golfer's Hymn ...................................There’s a Green Hill Far Away
The Politician's Hymn..................................... Standing on the Promises!
Optometrist's Hymn............................... Open My Eyes That I Might See
The IRS Agent's Hymn...................................................... I Surrender All
The Gossip's Hymn..................................................................Pass It On
The Electrician's Hymn.................................................... Send The Light
The Shopper's Hymn................................................. Sweet Bye and Bye
The Realtor's Hymn.................. I've Got a Mansion, Just Over the Hilltop
The Massage Therapists Hymn...................................... He Touched Me
The Doctor's Hymn.................................................. The Great Physician