Photos from 2001 Memorial Service
The life of Steve
Steve's friends gather on the deck at his home after the
memorial service at church.
Steve's mom Denise (center) with his friends (from left) Sam G., Sadie W., Leah
K. and Ang P.
Tamara and Amethyst plus others enjoy a bite to eat.
Steve's mom Denise is joined by his dear friends Jessy N. and Sean S. Sean read
a poem he wrote in Steve's memory at the service earlier that day.
Matt F. helps himself to food at Steve's home after the service.
2001 Memorial Service selections
REMEMBER ME THIS WAY from Casper
I'LL REMEMBER by Madonna
Scripture readings were:
We walk by faith and not by sight
2 Corinthians 5: 5-8
The Good Shepherd
John 10: 11-18
Petitions (written by Sean S.):
For those suffering from depression, that they seek the help and find the
strength they need to get through it, we pray to the Lord.
For everyone with suicidal thoughts, so they may realize how special and
precious life really is, we pray to the Lord.
For the friends and family of people with these illnesses, that they have faith
and express the love that's needed to see it through,
we pray to the Lord.
For all those in the military, so that they are protected from harm
in this time of war, we pray to the Lord.
For the whole world, that someday we will live in peace and unity,
we pray to the Lord.
message from Steve
words below were written by Steve on September 26, 2000. His words are a message
to all he knew, the final thoughts he wanted to leave us with.
I can, I will be with you,
if you don’t know I am there…
this to grow yet closer to each other…
that you might deeply enjoy the rest of your life,
though at first it might not seem possible…
your depression until it dies.
have the weapons…each other…and a hopeful future…
to music. Do what you enjoy most.
are things you must do.
don’t have a choice…
everyone that thinks that they and I have a grudge
any kind of problem, that it has been forgiven,
and forgotten about.
love you all, and…I hope for the best for everyone,
know and truly believe that I will see you all eventually,
not for a long time…
September 26, 2000
Many thanks to all those who participated in this celebration of Steve's life
including Father Kevin Wester, planners Sean S., Anna M., and Jessy N., readers
Sandi D., Tammy B., and Erin K., and all those who shared memories of Steve.
Thanks too to Jill N. and Karen E. for their kind help that day.