Monday, March 11, 2013

Grandma Clyde.

My Grandma Clyde passed away last week, at the age of 94.
Today was her funeral. It was beautiful day, celebrating her the lovely life she lived.

She was a wonderful woman and we will miss her deeply. 

Living in Springville, we were able to spend a lot of time with her while we were growing up. She came to Sunday dinners, birthday parties, and Christmas morning every year. Grandma always brought laughter and fun into our home. It was always a treat to have her around.

I am so grateful I was able to visit her the Sunday evening before she passed away.
I also gave her this picture of Bennett for Christmas:

I know it brought her a lot of joy in her last weeks of life and that brings me great peace and joy. I loved that she lived long enough to get to meet Bennett. And I know she is up there keeping the rest of my kiddos safe and sound and in line.

Being 94, her health was not doing so well.
So I am grateful she is free of those aches and pains.
She also was a widow for nearly 26 years. I am sure there was a joyous reunion in Heaven with my Grandpa Blaine, as well as with her son John Hyrum who died as an infant, and many other loved ones.

She was such a character; feisty is a term that was used to describe her a lot today. She was also very giving and generous, selfless and caring, strong and faithful in the gospel, had a great fashion sense and always looked nice, often times spoke her mind, and had a great love for art and culture. She had a sharp mind and even in her old age still maintained that for the most part. 

I am so thankful to be a part of her legacy and posterity. 
I have never been more proud to be her Granddaughter.
And I love living in Springville, where my Clyde roots are deep.

I love you Grandma.
I know I will see you again and am so blessed to have that knowledge.

'Til we meet again.

This song was sung at her funeral today and I wanted to share it, because it is a beautiful song that will forever remind me of Grandma.