|Gwen Lee McKeon|
September 16, 1930 - July 25, 2014
A kind, generous and loving woman, Gwen Lee was a wife, mother and grandmother and stalwart member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her services were held in the Pickering Ward chapel on Friday.
The funeral services were lovely. More than one person mentioned Gwen Lee's ability to make everything around her more beautiful. It was her gift.
|The guest register|
|The vivacious Gwen Lee|
|This table held programs for the services|
|The flower sprays were gorgeous. |
I also missed photographing Joey Anaya, who sang a beautiful rendition of "Consider the Lillies", and Jeri Anaya, who accompanied him. Joey has a lovely voice. What a lovely musical number it was.
I wasn't firing on all cylinders that day, I must admit. Some deaths just hit you harder than others. Gwen Lee reminded me a lot of my mom - beautiful and so vibrantly alive that her passing, though not entirely unexpected, just knocked me for a loop, as they say.
|Allison Fellars, Harpist|
|A quick snap-shot of the foyer packed with mourners|
|Rhonda (l) drove down from Sacramento to attend. Ellen Balke (r) gave a touching Eulogy.|
|Wendy Arrington-Postil served as Music Director|
|Gwen Lee in the hospital in December 2013|
Life wasn't always tough, though. The photos below show Gwen Lee as a striking young lady posing with her brother in front of their California home.
I'm not sure when these were taken, but you can see that Gwen Lee was always the fashion plate!
On one of the last times Gwen Lee was able to attend church with her husband, I snapped these photos:
|What? Oh, look! You've got a camera!|
I can only say that I will miss my dear friend Gwen Lee. But my guess is that Heaven is a much lovelier place these days with Gwen Lee there to spruce it up.